Law of the SeaBangor Campus
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Rank: 62 (UKEAS)
Location: Bangor Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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The course will appeal to applicants who are interested in the law of the sea and international law, but who do not necessarily want to study the commercial aspects of a Maritime Law degree.The course focusses predominantly on international law, with a particular emphasis on the law of the sea. Students will acquire expertise in the multifaceted interface between the different fields of international law, whilst also developing specialist knowledge of the law pertaining to the sea. The skills learnt on this programme are adaptable to work in international bodies (e.g. the UN), international courts and tribunals, and international law firms; as well as in roles relating to piracy or marine pollution (e.g. the ICC Commercial Crime Services, the International Maritime Organisation, the Marine Management Organisation and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency).Course StructureSeptember intake: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.January intake: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of January to June and September to January and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.
We normally require a minimum of a 2(ii) degree in a relevant subject from an approved University. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification or relevant practical experience may be accepted. In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits. Work experience and other factors are also taken into consideration. International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements are normally: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score ,Pearson PTE: a score of 62 (with no element lower than 58), Cambridge English Test: Advanced: 176 (with no element lower than 169).
IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Bangor University.
About this university
The International Student Support Office is the first place for international students to contact when studying in Bangor. They are available to provide help and advice in a range of areas including immigration and visas as well as bringing family members to Wales while studying. They are based in the Rathbone Building on College Road. They also organised English Language Preparation Courses for students to whom English isnâ€™t a first language and range from general courses to pre-sessional and summer courses as well as those while students study. The website also provides information on a by-country basis to use before arriving in the country including entry requirements. The Student Union is responsible for the organisation of services and support for students outside the classroom and all students are automatically members. Included in the societies available to students are a number of volunteering opportunities including through Student Volunteering Bangor that has some 30 projects it is associated with as well as Bangor RAG. There are a total of 150 societies including academic and sports clubs with notable sports including the football and rowing clubs. Fun recreational sports such as canoe-polo and sub-aqua are also available for fitness fans. There are religious societies such as the Christian Union and the Islamic Society as well as hobbies and interest groups such as comedy, drama and photography. There is also a student run radio station called Storm FM. In addition, there is the Student Services department based in the Rathbone Building on College Road who are available to help with a wide range of issues such as financial assistance, careers advice and employment guidance.