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Starting 27 September 2023

Application Deadline Extended: 15th September 2023

Starting 27 September 2023

Application Deadline Extended: 15th September 2023

An in-depth understanding of the economics of competition law and the important role it plays

Study with a top 5 UK law school (QS World University Rankings 2021)

In Partnership with King's College London

Postgraduate Diploma / MA Economics For Competition Law Online Course

Our Economics for Competition Law course is suitable for practising lawyers, regulators, academics and those with a specific need for knowledge of Economics for Competition Law. On completion of the course, you will have a firm understanding of the increasingly important role that economics plays in competition law and an understanding of when economic analysis is needed for a particular competition law case. 

Our course has been specifically designed for economists and lawyers in private practice, in- house legal advisers and representatives from the national competition authorities.

Core Modules

  • Module 1: Foundations of the Economics of Competition Law

Unit 1 - Introduction to economics of Competition Law
Unit 2 - Market Power
Unit 3 - Market Definition

  • Module 2: Antitrust and State Aid

Unit 4 - Predation and Excessive Pricing
Unit 5 - Refusal to supply, essential facilities and margin squeeze
Unit 6 - Article 101: Vertical Restraints and Cartels
Unit 7 - State Aid

  • Module 3: Networks and Dynamic Markets

Unit 8 - Multi-sided platforms
Unit 9 - IP and dynamic markets

  • Module 4: Merger Control and Quantitative Analysis

Unit 10 - Mergers: Unilateral Effects
Unit 11 - Coordinated merger effects and non-horizontal mergers
Unit 12 - Quantitative analysis

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.
  • Course materials are written by leading professional experts in the field
  • Can be studied anywhere in the world
  • Weekend seminars led by course directors

How you'll learn

  • The distance learning Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law programme is structured into four 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 normally in November 2023 and March 2024 (exact dates will be confirmed as soon as possible after enrolment).  
  • 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.

The Dickson Poon School of Law

Why study with the Dickson Poon School of Law?

  • Benefit from the School's pioneering transnational legal research and teaching.
  • Examine the issues of international corporate law, including regulation of mergers and acquisitions, corporate form and its issues.
  • Focus on key transactions and legal arrangements entered into by a corporate body.
  • Learn from world-leading academics and lawyers with decades of commercial experience.
  • Expand your transnational network of commercial law professionals.
  • Build the practical skills that employers are looking for.
  • Begin your studies when it's convenient for you, with six entry points a year.


  1. Flexible duration: LLM - minimum 2 years, maximum 6 years. Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) - minimum 16 months, maximum 4 years. Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) - minimum 8 months, maximum 3 years
  2. Study mode: 100% online Study anywhere, anytime.
  3. Build your global network: Connect with like-minded peers.
  4. Support from start to finish: Connect in real-time with tutors and fellow students to enhance your learning.

Empowering you to achieve your LLM or Master's Degree from anywhere in the world!

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  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of how, where and when to study, at a pace that's right for you
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world. Use our online tutorial forum to ask questions and share knowledge