This degree provides an excellent foundation for a career in international maritime law, commerce and related industries. We specialise in the field of maritime law with our internationally renowned Institute of Maritime Law. In year one, you will study five compulsory modules spread over the two semesters, together with the choice of one additional module in semester two. You will also experience mooting and team-building programmes. In year two, there are five compulsory modules spread over the two semesters; and one optional module choice in each semester. In year three, you will study maritime options and write a maritime law dissertation. The Bachelor of Laws Maritime Law takes a rigorous approach to the study of law in which you will develop a detailed understanding of the content of law; skills of critical analysis and practical application of laws. The programme enables you to explore the complexity of law as a practice by considering social, political and historical contexts of the law as well as the relationship between legal concepts and how the law applies to resolve practical legal problems. The programme draws on the research and teaching expertise of academic staff from the world renowned University of Southampton Institute of Maritime Law in order to deliver specialist undergraduate teaching in commercial and maritime law. The programme has been specifically designed to fulfil the needs of those going into the legal professions and who require a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), but provides a firm foundation for careers in other areas. Southampton Law School is a top performer in national mooting competitions; students participate in pro-bono activities, including BarLink, Business Clinic, Employment Law Clinic, Family Law Clinic, Housing Clinic, and Streetlaw. 100 per cent of our research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for the research environment we provide to staff and students (REF, 2014). We have exceptional academic and personal, legal and employability skills programmes and our programmes are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council of England and Wales as qualifying law degrees (QLD). For more information visit: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/lawemployability The Law School at Southampton has been delivering high quality undergraduate degrees in Law for over 60 years. Our alumni occupy leading positions in the legal profession in the UK and around the world. Our law degree is also an avenue to exciting careers in business, government, media, and politics. Delivered by our expert academic staff working at the cutting edge of legal research into society’s problems, the curriculum has been designed to provide you with a strong foundation in the core subjects, coupled with opportunities to pursue a range of optional modules of your choosing.