Advanced Diploma in Shipping Law

June 27, 2021

The aim of this diploma in Shipping Law is to provide candidates with a thorough knowledge on the legal, economic, operational and commercial aspects of the shipping industry followed by a comprehensive and practical insight into the specialist subject of Shipping Law.

Aim of the Diploma:

The aim of this diploma in Shipping Law is to provide candidates with a thorough knowledge on the legal, economic, operational and commercial aspects of the shipping industry followed by a comprehensive and practical insight into the specialist subject of Shipping Law. The course aims to develop professionals who have the appropriate and relevant general and specialist knowledge in relation to Maritime Law and are able to address the legal and commercial basis of shipping contracts and examine in detail sale of goods contracts, Charter parties and Bills of Lading along with the special shipping terms they incorporate.

Structure of the Diploma:

The Advanced Diploma in Shipping Law comprises five (05) modules. The first four modules are the four compulsory Group 1 subjects of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) U.K. as follows:

  • Introduction to Shipping
  • Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade
  • Legal Principles in Shipping Business
  • Shipping Business

The fifth module of the Advance Diploma is “Shipping Law”, the Group 2 specialist subject of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) U.K. covering the following key topics

  • Ship ownership and Admiralty jurisdiction
  • Legal aspects of charter parties
  • Legal aspects time/bareboat charter parties
  • Legal aspects of bills of lading
  • Convention on Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • General Average, Salvage & Towage
  • Collision
  • Pollution and environment
  • Shipowner limitation of liability
  • Dispute resolution

Diploma outcome:

  • Develop an understanding of the fundamental basis of Maritime Law and provide complete knowledge of shipping contracts like time & voyage charter parties
  • Knowledge of the rights and obligations of parties under the bills of lading & contract for the carriage of goods and sale of goods.

Benefits

The course is ideal for a wide range of professionals employed in the Maritime Industry.
The diploma is useful for those planning to take up a career in the legal department of a shipping, trading or brokerage firm.

Course Details

Duration: The diploma course duration is six hundred (600) hours comprising four hundred and fifty (450) hours of classroom / online teaching and one hundred and fifty (150) hours of assignments, case studies and presentation spread over thirty (30) weeks The classes will be conducted from Sunday to Thursday every week from 0800 hours to 1100 hours.

Assessment: Written assessments comprising subjective questions as well as quizzes with 60% passing marks.

Attendance: 90% attendance is required

Entry Requirements: Preferred entry requirement is a bachelor degree in any discipline. Minimum entry requirement is a Diploma in a relevant discipline accompanied with minimum of 2 years of experience.

Advanced Diploma Award: On successful completion of the Diploma Course comprising five (05) modules, an Advanced Diploma in Shipping Law will be issued by Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy recognised by National Qualification Authority (NQA) U.A.E. certifying that the holder of the certificate has completed thirty credits (1350 hours) of structured learning in Shipping Law. The Diploma certificate will also provide details of the topics that are covered.

Accreditation: ICS accredited & NQC endorsed