Mar­itime Law and Mar­itime Archae­ol­ogy Education


Founded in 1876 and sit­u­ated in the heart of his­toric Bris­tol, The Uni­ver­sity of Bris­tol Uni­ver­sity is inter­na­tion­ally dis­tin­guished and one of the very best in the UK. Bris­tol is in the pre­mier league of British higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions, with an excel­lent rep­u­ta­tion for its teach­ing and research. It is acknowl­edged by the Gov­ern­ment research bod­ies, fund­ing agen­cies and indus­try as a world leader in research and a mem­ber of the World­wide Uni­ver­si­ties Net­work and of the Rus­sell Group of universities.

Inter­na­tional stu­dents form a crit­i­cal part of the social and intel­lec­tual life of the Uni­ver­sity. Com­ing from over 100 coun­tries, the rich com­mu­nity they cre­ate is an inte­gral part of the expe­ri­ence of uni­ver­sity life for all con­cerned. It is the most pop­u­lar uni­ver­sity in the UK, with sev­eral appli­cants vying for each place. For some of the most pop­u­lar courses, such as Eco­nom­ics and Law, the appli­cant to place ratio is often very high.

The Uni­ver­sity of Bris­tol is a precinct uni­ver­sity, which means that depart­ments, libraries and halls of res­i­dence are sit­u­ated within the city cen­tre and not located on a sep­a­rate cam­pus. Bris­tol is known for aca­d­e­mics, excel­lent facil­i­ties, and a desir­able loca­tion. League tables usu­ally place Bris­tol within the top ten uni­ver­si­ties in the United King­dom and it attracts many aca­d­e­m­i­cally gifted students.

Academic Programs

Mas­ters Programs

  • LLM in Mar­itime Law: The LLM in Mar­itime Law pro­gram offers a range of units for those wish­ing to spe­cial­ize in ship­ping and related mat­ters. It pro­vides an oppor­tu­nity to study com­pre­hen­sively both the pri­vate and pub­lic law aspects of inter­na­tional mar­itime law, in par­tic­u­lar in a com­mer­cial and inter­na­tional trade law set­ting.
    Admis­sion Require­ments: Aca­d­e­mic Require­ments are either a first or upper sec­ond class Hon­ours degree in Law or a degree with an ade­quate law com­po­nent or a rec­og­nized pro­fes­sional legal qual­i­fi­ca­tion. In excep­tional cir­cum­stances, other qual­i­fi­ca­tions of equiv­a­lent sta­tus may be accepted.
  • MA in Mar­itime Archae­ol­ogy and His­tory: The Mas­ters pro­gram in mar­itime archae­ol­ogy involves a taught pro­gram and a dis­ser­ta­tion. The MA aims to com­bine a sound his­tor­i­cal and the­o­ret­i­cal intro­duc­tion to mar­itime archae­ol­ogy with prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence. The pro­gram includes optional prac­ti­cal train­ing in under­wa­ter archae­ol­ogy, as well as an intro­duc­tion to arti­fact stud­ies, his­tor­i­cal boats and ships, and field trips. The Mar­itime MA empha­sizes inter­dis­ci­pli­nary approaches and cur­rent debates in aca­d­e­mic and pro­fes­sional mar­itime archae­ol­ogy. Vol­un­tary work for var­i­ous mar­itime con­ser­va­tion projects around Bris­tol is also encour­aged and sup­ported.
    Admis­sion Require­ments: Bach­e­lors degree in a related field; A per­sonal state­ment; two aca­d­e­mic ref­er­ences and Eng­lish lan­guage cer­tifi­cates (IELTS or TOEFL) if your first degree is not taught in English.

BRISTOL Scholarships

  • Law post­grad­u­ate: Uni­ver­sity Research Schol­ar­ships, Inter­na­tional Research Schol­ar­ships, and the DFID Shared Schol­ar­ship Scheme.
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