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Starting 28 September 2022
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Starting 28 September 2022

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An in-depth understanding of the increasingly important role that economics plays in competition law

Study with one of the top 10 UK law schools (QS World Rankings)

In Partnership with King's College London


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements. Contact James Cullen or call +44 (0) 78 1857 3276

Postgraduate Diploma/MA Economics for Competition Law

Core Modules

  • Module 1
    Unit 1 - Introduction to economics of competition law
    Unit 2 - Market power
    Unit 3 - Market definition

  • Module 2
    Unit 4 - (i) Predation and excessive pricing and (ii) Price discrimination, discounts, tying & bundling
    Unit 5 - Refusal to supply, essential facilities and margin squeeze
    Unit 6 - Boundaries of competition law and economics: network effects and intellectual property rights
    Unit 7 - Vertical Restraints
    Unit 8 - Cartels

  • Module 3
    Unit 9 - Mergers: unilateral effects
    Unit 10 - Co-ordinated merger effects and non-horizontal mergers
    Unit 11 - State aid
    Unit 12 - Quantitative techniques

What you'll learn

Economic evidence and analysis play a crucial role in cases brought before the European Commission, national authorities and courts. 

Benefit from a highly relevant programme that:

  • Gives an in-depth insight into the application of Economics to Competition Law. 
  • Deals with basic building blocks of economic analysis in competition law: market power and market definition. 
  • Covers the economic issues that arise under Article 101 and Article 102, network effects and the boundaries of competition law and intellectual property law, mergers and state aid.

How you'll learn

  • The distance learning Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law programme is structured into three modules of twelve units. 
  • Each unit comes in the form of hard copy print and as a PDF file via the programme website.
  • Questions will be set at the end of each unit and model answers to most of these will be sent with the unit that follows. 
  • Units are normally sent by post and overseas students will be sent their material by air courier. Students are expected to engage with the online platform during their studies. 
  • All students will be eligible to attend two optional weekend seminars at King’s College London or another venue in central London.

Optional Weekend Seminars

  • There will be two intensive weekend seminars in November 2021 and in March 2022.  
  • The weekend seminars will be held in Central London.
  • Authors will lecture and revise study material during two full days of teaching. 
  • Seminars are recorded to view for those students who cannot attend the seminars. 
  • It is strongly recommended that students benefit from these intensive revision sessions. (The format of the seminars will depend on social distancing measures at the time).
  • The seminars are not compulsory but are very beneficial and provide an excellent opportunity to meet fellow students, the programme director and programme authors.

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