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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University (BSMRMU), Bangladesh

(The only Public Maritime University in Bangladesh)

LLM Maritime Law

The minimum requirements for admission in LLM Maritime Law program are as follows:

a. LLB Degree from any reputed university.

b. Applicant with general education must have at least second division or CGPA 2.25 in all public examination.

c. Applicants with GCE must have passed at least five subjects in O level (including mathematics) and at least two subjects in A level. However, applicant having more than two ‘D’ grades in O level and/or more than one ‘D’ grades in A level shall not be eligible for admission.

d. Applicants having at least two years job experience shall be given preference.

e. Mariners having Bachelor degree with minimum 5 years of service experience may apply for Masters in Law program. In such case, the degree title will be M.Jur. Students of M.Jur program will have to complete few additional courses to fulfil the degree requirements.

LLM in Maritime Law program is conducted by the Department of Maritime Law and Policy under the Faculty of Maritime Governance and Policy (FMGP). This is an 18 months full time professional postgraduate program which is equally divided into three semesters. First two semesters of six months each for taught courses. During the third semester, students are to complete dissertation, internship and Moot Court. Total contact hours for a course in a semester are around 56. The program also includes at least one field trip/study tour/industrial visit in each semester. In the last semester, students go abroad for an international study tour. The duration of each semester is 26 weeks. Distribution of a semester is as follows:

a. Classes 16 weeks
b. Mid Term Examination 01 week
c. Preparatory Leave 02 weeks
d. Term Final Examination 03 weeks
e. Recess 04 weeks

Shipping Law, Law of the Sea, Maritime Legislation and Admiralty Laws, Law of Carriage of Goods & Passengers by Sea, Law of Maritime Safety and Security, Law of Marine Insurance & Maritime Claims, International Trade Law, Law of Maritime Environment, Research Methodology, Professional Communicative English etc.

Special emphasis on legal concepts and skills required for effectively administrating and handling its legal issues.

  • Practicing law in admiralty court as maritime lawyer
  • Working as legal adviser in shipping industry, port, terminal and maritime organizations.
  • Academic career in maritime institutions at home & abroad. Working as an academician in law institute specially in maritime, international trade law academy, etc
  • Consultant in different organizations etc.
  • Exclusive opportunity to build research career in Maritime field
  • Govt. organizations including bank and insurance co.


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