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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3189: Shipping Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Admiralty jurisdiction
  • Claims in rem
  • Arrest of ships
  • Admiralty procedure
  • Salvage
  • General average
  • Limitation actions
  • Charter parties
  • Bills of lading
  • Arbitration

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching2211 x 2 hours seminars
Guided independent study100Reading and seminar preparation
Guided independent study28Preparation for assessments

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).