Basic Information



The Department of Maritime and Transport Law offers courses on an undergraduate and postgraduate level. More specific information on each course, including the lecture topics, can be found on the FOLLOWING page. What now follows is a basic overview of each course.


The undergraduate level consists of two courses:

  • Maritime and Transport Law
  • Insurance Law

The course "Maritime and Transport Law" is held in the second semester of the fourth year (VIII semester), where students are offered a general insight and elementary knowledge in all branches of Transport law, with special emphasis on the Maritime law. The course also includes seminars and workshops which enable integrated teaching with focus on specialized topics within the general Transport law, and a case law study consisting of both domestic and foreign cases .


The Course "Insurance Law" is held in first semester of the fifth year (IX semester), within the Commercial Law Module or as an elective course for students of other modules. It covers basic elements of insurance contracts, insurance contractual relationships, liability insurance, and specialized insurance covers.



Postgraduate courses consists of:

  • Maritime Law I – Maritime Transport
  • Maritime Law II  – Shipowner's Liability
  • Insurance Law – General Part
  • Maritime Insurance
  • Transport Law


The postgraduate lectures offer a detailed insight into specific topics within the Transport and Insurance Law.


The Course "Maritime Law I – Maritime Transport" explains the importance of that type of transport because of the obvious economic need to transport goods and people across the Globe.


The Course "Maritime Law  II – Shipowners Liability" explains how the shipper corresponds to the obligations arising out of navigation and the use of vessel, and how such an obligation is regulated.


The Course "Transport Law" explains the position of the Transport law in the system of legal and economic sciences. Students are introduced to the basics of international maritime trade, as well as other transport branches: inland waterways, road, rail and air transport. Topics include new market trends of international trade of goods and characteristics of multimodal transport. Transport law additionally examines the protection of passengers' rights within the domestic and international transport by sea, road, rail and air.


The Course "Maritime Insurance" examines in detail the provision of marine insurance, the forerunner of the insurance business. Maritime insurance broadly covers different interests exposed to the risks of the sea. Compared to the other insurance branches, marine insurance is very specific because it has to be adjusted to the dynamic effects of the maritime trade and strong international regulation. Therefore, in almost all legal systems, marine insurance is regulated by special legislation, having in mind a strong influence of international rules and recommendations due to transboundary nature of the marine insurance business.




On an undergraduate level, students can take exam of the Maritime and Transport law by taking a number of written partial exams followed by the oral part of the exam, covering the material not covered by the written exams.

Only students which have successfully passed all written exams are be entitled to access the oral examination. Re-taking the negatively assessed exam is not possible, resulting in the loss of right of taking the examination as described above, with an obligation to take the oral exam to the full extent.

The Insurance Law examination is oral.

On the postgraduate level, the exam is usually formed in the combination of seminar papers and oral examination.