Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies

LLM In Maritime Law

The Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) offers a unique and highly specialised Masters programme in Maritime Law. Applications are invited from candidates who wish to specialise in this dynamic field.

  • Port industry participants
  • Attorneys
  • Economists
  • Customs personnel
  • Maritime Law students
  • Practitioners
Modules include
  • Admiralty Law;
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Incidents of Navigation
  • International Trade Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • Maritime Insurance.
Seminars will be facilitated by leading experts and practitioners in the Maritime industry.

The Programme can be completed through one year’s full-time study or two years’ part-time study. Seminars are held in the School of Law, Howard College campus on Mondays to Thursdays, from 17h15 to about 20h00.

Applicants must be in possession of an LLB degree or its equivalent.  An undergraduate module in Maritime Law or International Trade Law (or equivalent training or practical experience) is an advantage.  In addition to applying online, applicants should email a CV, a 1 page personal motivation outlining their interest and experience in maritime law, and a recent example of their academic writing

  • 31 October for the first semester of the following year
  • 30 June for the second semester of the current year
Applications for Masters and PhD study by research are welcome. Prospective students may contact the Unit for further information.