The LLM Maritime Law is a postgraduate program in Maritime and Maritime Law, with a special emphasis on legal issues faced by maritime, shipping and maritime companies in their day-to-day operations.
a) to law school graduates who want to acquire specialized knowledge in maritime trade, navigation and shipping in general.
b) to professionals in the field of shipping who seek to supplement their knowledge by acquiring a broad legal background in business matters in their field of work.
Finally, the course trains postgraduate students to undertake legal research and analysis, a skill that will be reflected in the dissertation they will prepare, as a core course, on an important legal issue.
The program consists of 6 sections, plus the Research and Dissertation section which is the most important. Each module participates in the final score with 20 credits with the exception of the Research and Dissertation module which participates with 60 credits.
The modules offered are: International Commercial Law, Maritime Law, Maritime Insurance, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Sea Freight Transportation, International Shipping Company, Tax Law and Research and Thesis Methods.
LLM Maritime Law is based on current English law. It also includes a preparatory section entitled General Principles of English Law. The purpose of this module is to provide an adequate background on the general principles of English law so that students from other countries can adapt quickly to the course.
Each module is delivered in one semester. All modules are delivered through a seminar / lecture / workshop lasting 4 hours per week for 10 weeks.
Place of Study
Participants can take advantage of the opportunity to study maritime law in the largest and most successful shipping cluster in the world, Athens / Piraeus in Greece.
There is the possibility of online or live delivery. There is a special tradition for online students, so that they can combine their studies with their other obligations. They have access to the course material, regardless of location, time zone and availability. The online material includes videos with lectures and “live” training sessions for interaction.
Full-time and part-time program
They also differ in their duration and the weekly schedule. However both programs lead to the same postgraduate degree and have the same tuition.
Entrance to the spring semester
Candidates can start their studies from the spring semester.
October for the Fall Semester or
February for the Spring Semester
Full Time – 1 year or
Part Time – 2 years
Friday evenings and Saturday mornings (2-3 times per month)
Greek or English
It examines the interactions between maritime operations and areas of general business law, leading postgraduate students straight into the deep, to be able to handle complex legal and business issues in the field of shipping.
Graduates, having an overall picture of the legal background of shipping companies, can not only solve, but also prevent the emergence of a legal problem, which is especially important in an industry with huge costs and returns per day of operation.
It develops students’ skills in legal, ethical and critical analysis of business affairs and shipping and transport problems in the light of the historical and cultural diversity of states.
It places great emphasis on improving students’ employability opportunities, developing both legal and professional research skills and competencies. Graduates have an advantage in the local and global shipping market.
The deliveries are enriched with presentations & lectures by professional experts from the shipping industry. Thus the students come in direct contact with the “battlefield” and are taught by the best practices of the area.
The postgraduate degree is awarded by the leading University of West London, first among the “modern universities” of London and awarded for its outstanding performance.
Studying at BCA, you live in Greece but you are exposed to the learning experience designed and provided by a high-level British or Swiss University and you are awarded the same, Bachelor & Master degrees, awarded to UK and Swiss students., which are recognized in the Greek and international labor market. In addition, you will benefit from the digital technology with the specialized online educational platforms developed by BCA and incorporated into the Blended Learning philosophy.
The successful course of BCA is certified by the multiple awards it has received during the years of its educational operation. One of the most important prizes was its announcement of being the “COLLEGE OF THE YEAR”, awarded by the Education Leaders Awards Special Committee. More information on the BCA College Awards can be found here.
The programmes of study provided by BCA College are further enriched with industrial visits, seminars and lectures organised during the year in parallel with the curriculum. These co-curricular activities bridge the academic theory taught in classrooms with current professional practice, transfer students’ know-how and expertise in real time, and connect them with renowned executives, entrepreneurs, and people with key positions in their field.
Applicants can be admitted to the course as long as they possess:
Applicants are also required to submit one of the following certifications:
Intensive English classes are provided to those students who do not meet the English requirements.