BSc (Hons) Maritime Law and Business

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Metropolitan College
Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki
October 2023
Full Time


 Why choose the BSc (Hons) Maritime Law and Business?

✓ A unique course that combines advanced knowledge and understanding of the international maritime law as well as the business aspects and operations within the shipping sector.

✓ The course meets the needs of employers and professional bodies, as it is validated by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport-CILT.

✓ Students are taught by academic staff from a wide range of industry backgrounds, with expertise in maritime law, chartering, insurance, and general management, ensuring that teaching combines academic theory with a wealth of commercial knowledge.

✓ Solent University in Southampton is a global leader in Maritime and Shipping Studies, as well as in research across a range of important issues.

✓ International recognition of the awarded degree both in Greece and abroad.

✓ Opportunity to learn foreign languages as part of the programme.

International shipping includes a wide range of activities regarding not only shipping businesses, but also a number of sectors, including shipping services. Several shipping services are provided by insurance companies, law firms specialized in shipping, ship broking companies etc. There are currently 45 law firms (10 of which are British), 8 of the largest insurance companies in the world and 23 P&l clubs (most of which are British) as well as 200 broking agencies only in Piraeus.

The BSc (Hons) Maritime Law & Business programme aims to provide students with a solid base of understanding basic shipping industry rules and operations combined with advanced maritime law knowledge, which are often not covered in common shipping studies bachelor programmes. More specifically, during the first two years, students acquire core values and basic maritime knowledge. In the third year of studies, they specialize in Maritime Law and Judicial Settlement of Maritime Disputes.


Career Prospects
With strong industry links and opportunities for work placements, graduates are well equipped to enter a variety of roles in the maritime industry. Suitable roles for graduates include (among others):

  • Maritime law
  • Ship broking
  • Ship chartering
  • Ship management and operations


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