Master in Maritime Law University of Oslo 

Maritime Law is an exciting and challenging international subject for lawyers and others with an interest in shipping.This LLM programme gives you a specialization in a truly international field of law, which is of great practical importance.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Single Degree

Language: English

Number of Places/Students per year: 20

Duration: 1,5 years

Price/Fee: no tuition free 

Scholarships: here.

Accommodation: The student housing is administered by the Student Welfare Organization in Oslo and Akershus (SiO). All International students can apply for housing through SiO Housing. More information here.

Application Process: 

Deadline: The application period for studies starting:

a. Non-EU/EEA applicants: from 1 October until 1 December, 

b. EU/EEA/Swiss applicants: from 1 February until 1 March. 

The process is the same as for the Human Rights Programme, please see the information provided there. 


The required documentation varies depending on the country of applicant`s origin. More information can be found here.

Program Structure:

Mandatory courses in the programme:

1. JUS5401 Maritime Law: Contracts

2. JUS5402 Maritime Law: Liability & Insurance

3. MARL5110 Maritime Law: Safety, competition and EU

4. MARL5120 Maritime Law in practice: Mock Trial

5. MARLTHESIS: Master thesis

The programme consists of: 

• 40 ECTS credits of mandatory courses; 

• 20 ECTS credits elective courses ;

• 30 ECTS credits mandatory master thesis. 

More information here.


Career prospects

The combination of courses and seminars included in the LLM degree make you interesting to ship-owning companies, insurance companies, P&I clubs, law firms, advisory positions in governments, port authorities and other institutions within the private and public sector that deals with maritime and transport law. 

More information here.


LLM Contact 

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By Sasha Zablotskyi

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