LLM in Maritime Law

Thank-you for your interest in applying for a Masters in Maritime Law.  This letter contains important information about the application process.  Please complete all the application steps.

If you are applying for Full Research Masters

  1. A full research Masters comprises one-year full time study (or two years part time study) during which you will complete a thesis of 50 000 words under the supervision of a maritime   law expert.
  2. Before you apply you must have a workable topic and a draft concept note. It is                 recommended that you contact a potential supervisor to approve your topic before applying.  Queries can be directed to Dr Dusty Donnelly
  3. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year.
  4. Full research Masters students qualify for one year fee remission.

If you are applying for Coursework Masters

  1. A coursework Masters comprises 4 coursework modules. Admiralty law, Carriage of Goods  by Sea and Research Methodology are compulsory.  Currently you can select either International Trade Law or Incidents of Navigation as your 4th elective module.  In addition you will complete a 15 000 word mini-thesis.
  2. You can register full time (over 1-2 years) or part-time (over 2-3 years). Given the demands          of the program we recommend that all students plan to complete the degree over two   years, by completing 3 coursework modules in the first year, and completing research   methodology and the mini-thesis in the second year.
  3. Applications windows are advertised on the School of Law website. Applications will open in June and close on end October. Late applications may be accepted in our discretion, and you are encouraged to contact us to ascertain space on the program.
  4. Coursework Masters students do not qualify for fee remission.

Undergraduate module in Maritime Law

  1. An undergraduate module in Maritime Law or International Trade Law (or equivalent training or practical experience) is an advantage.
  2. You should complete the undergraduate elective module in Maritime Law at UKZN if applying straight after your LLB degree and have no equivalent course of study, or prior training or experience in the maritime field. Please contact the program co-ordinator for queries in this regard.
  3. We are considering applications from students who wish to commence the LLM in the second semester, and do the undergraduate module simultaneously. You would do one elective module: either International Trade Law OR Incidents of Navigation on the LLM program, and complete the undergraduate module in maritime law.

Contact Details

Program co-ordinator

Dr Dusty Donnelly

Email: donnellyd@ukzn.ac.za

post-graduate administrator for full Research Masters

Ms Gina Mshengu

Email: MshenguG@ukzn.ac.z

post-graduate administrator for Coursework Masters

Ms Robynne Louw

Email: LouwR@ukzn.ac.za

post-graduate administratorfor thesis examination

Mr Pradeep Ramsewak

Email: ramsewakp@ukzn.ac.za

Administrator Maritime Studies Unit

Ms Veronica Peter

Email: peterv@ukzn.ac.za

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