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JUR-3050 General Law of the Sea - 15 stp

The course is administrated by

Det juridiske fakultet

Type of course

Master level students

The course is part of the Master of Laws programme in Law of the Sea

Course contents

The course covers the following topics:

Admission requirements

Students are required to have basic knowledge of international law. Students that are not admitted to the 5 year Master of Law programme or the Master of Laws programme in Law of the Sea must contact the Faculty for information on qualifications required, and how to apply for this course.

Objective of the course

Knowledge: Having passed the exam, the student shall have acquired:


Skills and general qualifications: Having passed the exam, the student will:

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The teaching consists of a combination of lectures and seminars, comprising a total of 30 hours. The students are expected to be prepared and active during both the lectures and the seminars, including by engaging in discussions on the prescribed material. They may also be asked to prepare papers and give presentations during the seminars. Students are expected to study independently in periods when there are no lectures or seminars.


The course is assessed through a six-hour written exam. The exam may include theoretical and/or scenario questions. The grading scale of A to F is applied, where F constitutes fail. Students who fail their examination are entitled to re-sit the exam (cf. Regulations for examinations at the University of Tromsø Sec.22). The students admitted to the LL.M programme on Law of the Sea are required to hand in a written assignment and have it accepted as adequate before they can take the exam. The written assignment shall not exceed 15 pages.

Date for examination

Written test 27.11.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.