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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3189: Shipping Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

This module will introduce you to the main features of English shipping law, some of which are unusual and powerful (like the ability to arrest ships). We will cover those topics which arise most frequently in practice. We will explore the law through its guiding principles, along with illustrative case studies. By the end of the module, you should have a confident understanding of the overall shape of English shipping law, and the ability to navigate successfully some of its complexities. You should be able to apply the law to resolve factual disputes, and critique the law to suggest reform.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of English shipping law and a substantial range of major concepts, values and principles relevant to its application
2. identify, explain and critically evaluate key issues in English shipping law and to apply relevant rules and theories
Discipline-Specific Skills3. apply legal knowledge to a problem or case study and to suggest a conclusion supported by relevant arguments
4. select, integrate and present coherently and reflectively relevant law and legal or theoretical arguments
Personal and Key Skills5. manage relevant learning resources, information, learning strategies and to develop own arguments and opinions with minimum guidance
6. work independently and to manage time efficiently in preparing for scheduled learning activities, exercises and assessment