Marine Insur­ance and Risk Man­age­ment; and Mar­itime Law Education

UNIVERSITY OF OSLO

Founded in 1811, the Uni­ver­sity of Oslo (UiO), is the old­est and lead­ing insti­tu­tion of research and higher edu­ca­tion in Nor­way. Located in Oslo, the offers a world-​class research and learn­ing expe­ri­ence. With eight fac­ul­ties, the num­ber of grad­u­ates per year is approx­i­mately 4 500, of which 400 are doc­tor­ates. Though the offi­cial lan­guage is Nor­we­gian, teach­ing is also pro­vided. More than 40 Master’s Degree pro­grams taught entirely in Eng­lish along with more than 1200.

Accord­ing to the Aca­d­e­mic Rank­ing of World Uni­ver­si­ties 2009 (Shang­hai Jiao Tong), the Uni­ver­sity of Oslo is ranked as No. 1 in Nor­way; No. 3 in Scan­di­navia; No. 18 in Europe; and No. 65 in the World. Three Nobel Prize win­ners indi­cate the qual­ity of the research at the University.

The Fac­ulty of Law in Oslo edu­cates about 75% of all new legal can­di­dates in Nor­way, and is the work– and study­place for about 270 employ­ees and 4 300 stu­dents. The fac­ulty is divided into six Departments/​Centers and is sit­u­ated in the clas­si­cal Uni­ver­sity build­ings in the cen­tre of Oslo. Estab­lished in 1963, Scan­di­na­vian Insti­tute of Mar­itime Law is divided in two depart­ments: Depart­ment of Mar­itime Law, and Depart­ment of Petro­leum and Energy law. The Insti­tute has an inter­na­tional pro­file, with stu­dents, staff and asso­ciates from all over the world and offers three dif­fer­ent stu­dent pro­grams in English.

Academic Programs

Mas­ters Programs

  • Mas­ter of Laws in Mar­itime Law (1.5 years, Full-​time): The aim of the pro­gram is to pro­vide thor­ough knowl­edge of the rules and frame­work of inter­na­tional com­mer­cial affairs related to ship­ping. All sub­jects are approached with an inter­na­tional per­spec­tive, although the pro­gram takes as its start­ing point the inter­na­tional rules seen from a Nor­we­gian (Scan­di­na­vian) per­spec­tive. The LLM also aims to develop the student’s abil­ity to see the prac­ti­cal effects and make com­par­a­tive analy­ses of dif­fer­ent sets of reg­u­la­tions within the com­plex field of mar­itime com­mer­cial activity.
  • MA in Marine Insur­ance and Risk Man­age­ment (3 years, Part-​time): The RMMI pro­gram was ini­ti­ated by Cefor – The Nordic Asso­ci­a­tion of Marine Insur­ers, to cater for the steady increase in demand in the ship­ping indus­try for advanced edu­ca­tion within marine insur­ance. The pro­gram is sup­ported and fur­ther devel­oped in co-​operation with Cefor and the Nor­we­gian Shipown­ers’ Asso­ci­a­tion. The Mas­ter of Arts pro­gram is an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion pro­gram. The courses are deliv­ered by four edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions in the Scan­di­na­vian coun­tries; the Uni­ver­sity of Oslo (UiO), the Nor­we­gian Uni­ver­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy (NTNU), the Uni­ver­sity of Gothen­burg (UiG) and Copen­hagen Busi­ness School (CBS).
  • Entry Require­ments: Appli­cants must have com­pleted a bachelor’s degree of at least three-​year dura­tion. Under cer­tain cir­cum­stances, other higher edu­ca­tional qual­i­fi­ca­tions may be con­sid­ered suf­fi­cient. The appli­cant needs a min­i­mum aver­age level of C or equal from pre­vi­ous edu­ca­tion at uni­ver­sity level to qual­ify for the pro­gram. It is highly rec­om­mended for appli­cants to have included law and/​or shipping-​related top­ics in their range of sub­jects. Top­ics that would strengthen your appli­ca­tion would include, for exam­ple, nau­ti­cal sci­ence, ship­ping and logis­tics, eco­nom­ics and insur­ance law. Rel­e­vant edu­ca­tional back­grounds for appli­cants to the pro­gram are: LL.B or LL.M or equiv­a­lent; Bachelor’s degree spe­cial­iz­ing in nau­ti­cal stud­ies, or logis­tics, or finance, or insur­ance or engi­neer­ing. IELTS Score of min­i­mum 6.0.

UiO Scholarships

  • The Quota Scheme
  • Schol­ar­ships for stu­dents on exchange programs
  • EEA Finan­cial Mech­a­nisms program
  • The Mace­do­nia - Nor­way Schol­ar­ship Program
  • Other schol­ar­ships (pub­lic or pri­vate institutions)

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