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Required specialization

Bachelor's degree

You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.

Required specialization and minimum grade requirement

You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system. We do not use conversion tables for foreign grades. All foreign education is individually evaluated during the admission process.

Please note that eligible applicants who fulfill the minimum grade requirement will compete for a study place. Please see the section on ranking for more information on selection criteria.

Required specialization:

At least 80 ECTS-credits of your bachelor's courses must be either law or maritime studies.

More on Maritime Studies

Maritime Studies is a broad concept.

The titles of BA degrees that can be eligible to apply to this LLM programme vary from country to country. Examples of title of BA degrees that can be eligible for applying are; BA in Maritime Business, BA in Ship and Port management,  Maritime Business and Management, FdSc Navigation and Maritime Science, BA in Nautical studies.

Examples of courses that can make up the required 80 study credits in maritime studies are: Shipping law, maritime transport, maritime trade, maritime business, maritime economics, navigation, marine insurance, shipping management, transport operations, maritime logistics, port management.

Some BA degrees consist of courses that are more technically than legally oriented and will therefore usually not give admission to the LLM degree in Maritime Law.

Further documentation for this program

  • CV

  • Motivation letter (maximum one page stating why you are applying for the LLM in Maritime Law.)

Other documentation:

  • Documentation of professional experience. Letters documenting relevant work/trainee experience are important if you want the Admission Committee to consider this experience as part of the assessment basis for your application.

Note! You can be asked to send in or upload further documentation like course descriptions which contain information about the courses you have completed (e.g. a document containing links to relevant websites) at  a later stage in the application process.

Ranking of applicants

Selection is based on your academic performance in the required subjects for this programme.

Admission to this programme is usually highly competitive. Please note that even if you fulfill the minimum grade requirement, you are not guaranteed a study place in the programme.

Additional ranking

These factors will in addition to the grade average come into consideration when the applications are assessed:

  • Relevant professional experience/practice
  • Relevant higher education
  • Motivation for the study