LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece)

An innovative LLM programme offered by the Queen Mary University and Hellenic Management Center in Greece

Application deadline:
2 September 2019

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    Duration: 1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time
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    Application Status: Open


The LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece) consists of 6 modules and students are also required to complete a dissertation. Students can select the part time or full-time study option.

Classes are provisionally scheduled to be held from 17.30-21.00 on Thursday, Friday and Monday and from 10.00 – 17.00 on Saturday and Sunday.

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The Full-Time option consists of six taught modules (assessed by exams or written essays), taught in intensive teaching blocks over the two academic semesters. The frequency of the teaching is once or twice per month from September to April. Students are also required to complete a dissertation.


The Part-Time option of the programme, is aimed at professionals that they would like to undertake their studies at a controlled pace which will help them to cope with the complexities of highly demanding professional, academic and personal lives.

You will attend the same modules and follow the same teaching timetable as full-time students. However, the part-time programme is spread over two academic years.

In year one, you will normally complete 90 credits of taught modules. In year two, you will normally take a further 45 credits of taught modules and submit the compulsory 15,000-word dissertation (45 credits). The allocation of the modules will be based on a 4 plus 2 plus Dissertation format.


The LLM Flexible Study is a unique opportunity for students to experience and acquire an innovative LLM and to tailor-make a programme to suit individual needs and aspirations, without having to interrupt their career. The breadth of choice and flexibility on offer will make this programme of great interest to busy professionals wanting to develop and enhance their knowledge in their chosen areas of law.

Offered over a two to four-year period, the LLM Flexible Study offers the full range of the School of Law’s postgraduate modules, which can be studied in London, a combination of our international campuses and with distance learning modules.

The LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece) is also available to be studied on the LLM Flexible Study Programme.

Find out more about the Flexi LLM here: www.qmul.ac.uk/law/postgraduate/courses/items/193207.html


Individual modules of the LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece) are offered as Continuing Professional Development to the shipping professionals.

More information will be soon available.

All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated.

Note: All modules listed below are compulsory for the LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece). These modules are also available to be studied on the LLM Flexible Study Programme and PGDip Flexible Study Programmes.


Please note that the credit framework for the LLM is changing from 22.5 credit modules to 15 and 30 credit modules for the academic year 2019-20. This will not affect the overall credits that you take for the LLM which is still 180.

Following the London LLM Curriculum, students will also be assessed on a 15,000-word dissertation.

As a student at Queen Mary, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You will have a team of advisers to support you, including the LLM and Research Directors, your dissertation supervisor and tutors.

You will have access to all the relevant online academic resources that are available to QMUL students in London, as well as access to the extensive Laskaridis Library in Piraeus.

Students will also have access at the HMC Library, located at the HMC Premises, where they can find all books included in the recommended reading list.


The academic teaching has a long-established reputation for providing high-quality teaching and internationally renowned research.

The Protection and Indemnity Clubs workshop will examine their operation as mutual insurance associations vital to the existence and running of the international shipping community and trade. It will cover their history, development and structure, their basic rules of cover and the provision of security, as well as the legal concepts underlying their operation.

It will additionally examine the various risks Protection and Indemnity Clubs insure against, their financial operation, the International Group of Protection and Indemnity Clubs (including its structure, cover and importance), and how these associations relate to other forms of insurance.

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