MAR8014 : Marine Liability Insurance and Law

Semester 1 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 ActivitiesLecture32:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:003 group reports
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion13:003:00Examination Revision
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading172:0072:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00Tutorial
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 (CD and textbook). 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 assessments 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 Examination1801A70Open Book
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M10Approx 5 hours
Report1M10Group project. Approx 5 hours.
Report1M10Approx 5 hours.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Continuous formative and summative assessment throughout the module supports 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. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

Reading Lists