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MAR8014 : Marine Liability Insurance and Law

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Professor D John Mangan
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide students with embedded knowledge and understanding of:
A1. The key elements of marine liability and law;
A2. The associated coverage of Protection & Indemnity insurance.

Outline Of Syllabus

There are two main subjects:
1. Introduction to P&I insurance and underwriting;
2. Ships: collision, damage to property, pollution.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture22:004:00Present-in-person
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Revision and preparation for the exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Preparation of the formative assessment
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading160:0060:00Study of the supporting teaching materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00Tutorials -Present-in-person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching12:002:00Tutorial - Present-in-person
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Module content is delivered by a leading industry expert in this area that has invested much time and effort in the development of supporting teaching materials. This module is already available world-wide on a distance learning basis and, therefore, conforms to industry practice and expectations. This primary method of delivery ensures that all knowledge (IKO1 - 4) and skills (ISO1 - 3) outcomes are achieved, but places a clear emphasis on developing the capacity for independent study. The tutorial sessions allow for the planning and organisation of the module and in particular of the assessments, as well as feedback on the formative assessment and other student problems and enquiries.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A100Open Book present-in-person end of semester exam
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
ReportMShot Report: Analysis of Marine Insurance Scenarios (students must pass the formative assessment)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The zero weighted pass/fail and summative assessments support the intended knowledge and skills outcomes. Examination is appropriate for assessing individual knowledge and skills under a time-constrained environment that parallels an industrial environment and requirements.

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