Research Degree Programme

 
IMLI offers a Research Degree programme leading to the award of the Degree of Magister Juris (M.Jur.) in International Maritime Law and the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in International Maritime Law. Candidates are expected to undergo their studies in IMLI’s Research Degree programme with a high degree of independence; thus, the programme can be largely undertaken from abroad. Candidates are assigned individual academic supervisors drawn from a list of internationally-recognized experts.
 
Magister Juris (M.Jur.) in International Maritime Law
 
Duration of study
Studies for the M.Jur. Degree are to extend over a period of one (1) academic year after enrolment in the programme. 
 
Candidates for the M.Jur. must engage in resident research at the Institute for a time to be determined in each case prior to enrolment, and must attend such IMLI courses as may be required by the Director following consultation with the candidate’s Supervisor.  
 
The candidate must submit his or her M.Jur. dissertation not later than the end of the second calendar month following the end of the academic year.
 
Award of the degree
Award of the M.Jur. Degree is conditional upon the successful examination of a dissertation of between thirty (30) and fifty (50) thousand words containing original contributions to knowledge in a subject within the syllabus of the Institute.
 
 
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in International Maritime Law
 
Duration of study
Studies for the Ph.D. Degree shall extend over a period of not less than two (2) nor more than four (4) academic years after enrolment as a candidate for that Degree. During this period the candidate shall engage in resident research at the Institute for a time or times to be determined in each case prior to enrolment. Students are required to register with the Institute at the beginning of each academic year throughout the programme.
 
Award of the degree
The Ph.D. Degree shall be awarded upon the successful examination of a thesis of between eighty (80) and one hundred (100) thousand words containing original and significant contributions to knowledge in a subject within the syllabus of the Institute. 
 
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