Official master’s degree in Maritime Law
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Master's degree in Maritime Law

Academic Area

Law and Political Science

Length / Credits

10 months




Blended learning

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Student profile

Graduates interested in developing their professional careers in the field of Maritime Law. Entrepreneurs and executives who wish to put into practice subjects of Maritime Law.

Admission and Enrolment

Enrolment application via website, sending of the documents and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetables

From October to July. Friday from 16.00 h to 20.00 h.

Academic Calendar

Leadership Essentials Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)

Why study at the UAO CEU?

1. Growing sector

Maritime Law and Business has become one of the most special branches of Law and Economy worldwide. The 85% of the world’s importations and exports are carried out by sea, so a full knowledge of the specific Maritime Law regulations and the business management, as well as practical aspects of maritime industry are essential requirements for every jurist interested in this specialisation.
In addition, there are very few experts in these areas and thus, there is a wide range of career opportunities.

2. International nature: London City Law School

This master’s degree is the only one that offers a solid training in aspects concerning English Maritime Law and Business, as the great majority of contracts in the maritime sector are bound to this law, and in many cases to the English jurisdiction. Therefore, specialising in this field cannot be understood without approaching the English legal and economic aspects. The Abat Oliba CEU University is the first university in Spain that offers this specialisation focused on the law and business of England and Wales.
London City Law School is a worldwide leading University in training for Maritime Law. Located in the heart of London, the university offers students of the master to take courses by its most distinguished professors, who move about straight to UAO CEU University to train our students in English Maritime Law, providing also the highest quality guarantees and training by one of the best university institutions in the world.

3. Leadership program

Leadership Essentials Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).

4. Professional development

Real internship programme in important companies of the sector. Job Listing at a national and international level with more than 2,300 associate businesses with internship offers in more than 20 countries.

5. Faculty

Faculty composed of accredited experts and professionals chosen for their prestige and specialisation in the field of European Maritime Law and Business.

6. Experience

We have been training jurists since 1973. We are the private university with more experience in the Law field in Catalonia.

7. Language

It is the only bilingual master's degree on this speciality, in which half of the sessions are taught in English, so our students acquire the linguistic and cultural knowledge required to work anywhere in the world.

8. Employability

The average work placement rate is 95% in the postgraduate studies of the CEU.

9. Information resources

The Library Service is conceived as a support unit for study and research. Its most important objective is to meet the educative and scientific demands. It has convenient opening hours, including weekends, with the best computer equipment. In addition, the UAO CEU offers to all the University community a vast digital storage, with free access to its publications from its docent, research or institutional activities carried out by teachers, students or former students from the University.

Study Plan

Module I: Public Maritime Law (10 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Maritime Law
  • Navigation areas
  • Register of ships and precautionary measures of the ship
  • Marine environment protection
  • Maritime Labour Law. The stevedores’ regime 
  • International bodies: UNCITRAL, OMI and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
  • State ports and Generalitat ports
  • Visit to the port authorities of Barcelona

Module II: Private Maritime Law (10 ECTS)

  • Charter Party
  • The ship-owner and the ship-broker
  • The forwarder
  • The port terminal
  • Transport of goods under B/L regime: the Hague-Visby Rules and the Rotterdam Rules
  • Multimodal transport: land, air and rail transport
  • The Central Maritime Court
  • The maritime expert evidence in the maritime legal procedure
  • Sports maritime law
  • The cruise industry

Module III: Anglo-Saxon Maritime Law (5 ECTS)

  • Introduction to the Common Law
  • Collission, Salvage and Lloyd’s Open Form
  • Laytime and Demurrage
  • Maritime arbitration in London
  • Marine Insurance
  • P&I Clubs in practice
  • Oil & Gas Industry

Module IV: Maritime Economy (10 ECTS)

  • Economic Sciences applied to Maritime Transport
  • Introduction to Maritime Economics
  • The economic markets in the Shipping Industry
  • Passenger Transport and Short Sea Shipping
  • Transport logistics
  • Marketing applied to the transport industry
  • Ship building contract and Tax-Lease
  • European Competition Law applied to the shipping industry
  • Buying and selling contract of goods:Incoterms and documentary credits

External internships (15 ECTS)

The master includes 15 credits of part-time external internships in companies belonging to the field of Maritime Law and Business.


Final Master's Degree Project (10 ECTS)

  • Oral and written expression techniques
  • Methodology in the development projects
  • Final Master's Degree Project



Master's Degree Academic Management

PhD. Miquel Roca
Professor of Maritime Law, Lawyer and Solicitor


Advisory council

  • PhD. Carmen Parra. Teacher of International Private Law from the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU
  • Anthony Rogers. Senior Professor of the London City University
  • PhD. Alkis J. Corres. Professor of the Aegean University of Athens


  • Dr. Felipe Arizón. Doctor of Laws from the Newcastle University. Hogan Lovells Lawyer and Manager of Arizón Abogados.
  • Ángel Arnaudas. Headmaster in Autochartering, freight broker company in Spain.
  • Josep Bertrán. Legal Adviser for the Club del Transitario Marítimo.
  • Alis Cantano. Former member of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Secretary of State for Environment of the UK. Advisor for the Environment Ministry of Spain.
  • Yamandú R. Caorsi. Náutica Legal SL. Associate.
  • Dr. Alkis Corres. Maritime economist in Greece. Former Head of the Marine Economists Institution of Greece, and currents Deputy Head of the Port of El Pireo. Advisor for El Pireo in matter of cruises.
  • Óscar Cuesta. Logistics Head in Juguetes Famosa.
  • Dr. Oswald de Sybel. Solicitor and professor in London City University
  • Mark Davies. Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Director Associate of Davis & Co LLP. Author of the manual “Barboat Charters”, Lloyd’s of London Press.
  • Robert Merkin. Professor in Insurance Law in the City University in London.
  • Dra. Carmen Parra. Associate Professor of International Private Law at Universitat Abat Oliba CEU
  • Beatriz Pérez del Molino. Legal Adviser for the Agents Association of the Port of Barcelona.
  • Carlos Rico. President of the Industry, Trade and Nautic Services Association.
  • Miquel Roca. Lawyer and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Plenipotentiary in the Kingdom of Spain before the United Nations regarding the Treaty of the Rotterdam Rules.
  • Anthony Rogers. Solicitor. Professor in Maritime Law of the London University.
  • Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Partner Hogan Lowells, Madrid.
  • Ignasi Pinart.




Students who obtain the official title "graduate in Maritime Law from the Abat Oliba CEU University" can pursue careers in the following areas:

Given the few experts there are on the Maritime and Law Business field, not only in Spain, but globally, this course offers

the required training to access the human teams from different offices and companies, which need worldwide lawyers and executives with a solid training in the field. In addition, there is the possibility of finding professional careers in the maritime port sector, public sector, brokers and insurance companies.


The Abat Oliba CEU University has a close relationship with many companies and institutions from this sector. Our main collaborators are:


Prices and scholarships




Once you have made a reservation, the payment of the rest of the registration fee can be carried out in one of the following methods:

Single payment

This method involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.

instalment payment

50% at the time of enrolment and 50% in January.

Monthly payment

10 instalments with special financing at 0% interest with Banc Sabadell (Check opening charges).

other payment methods

With Banco Santander, "la Caixa", Catalunya Caixa, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. This method also involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.


Postgraduate and University Extension
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03

Quality and regulations


Students wishing to apply for the official master’s degree in Maritime Law must have a Spanish degree or advanced course (general degree, degree or honours degree) or a foreign degree (equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in the Anglo-Saxon system). This profile includes:

  • Graduates interested in developing their professional careers in the field of Maritime Law and Business.
  • Entrepreneurs and executives who wish to put into practice subjects of Maritime Law and Business.
  • Local, regional and national administrators who wish to specialise in Maritime Law and Business.

The candidacy of people with professional experience who have worked in the sector of maritime transport is also accepted.


Acquiring a specialisation in Maritime Law, with the latest legal and jurisprudential updates, as well as all the international tools applicable to the day-to-day of the legal and economic aspects of the maritime sector. Offering a practical and solid view of these legal and economic aspects from the Anglo-Saxon Law perspective.

Putting into practice all these specialised knowledge for students through practice cases.

Offering students training in English Law, law through which most of the international maritime disputes are solved.