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Economics for Competition Law

King's College London

24 months
3675 GBP/year
3675 GBP/year
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The Economics for Competition Law programme at King's College London is a classic distance-learning programme that brings economic theory to the practice of competition law by covering conceptual foundations as applied in the context of competition law.


Our Economics for Competition Law programme at King's College London 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.

Key benefits

  • Gives an in-depth insight into the application of Economics to Competition Law.
  • Course materials are written by experts in the field.
  • Weekend seminars led by programme directors.
  • Can be studied anywhere in the world.
  • Hard copy study material with online additional support, traditional one year cohort
  • Established programme with an enviable reputation in the sector and exceptional ratings by students. In the 2019 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 97% of students at the Centre of European Law agreed with the statement: Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course. 
  • MA can be started within 2 years of completing the Diploma.

Career prospects

This programme attracts a far reaching international cohort of economic and legal professionals.  With its specific focus this programme gives the student the in-depth knowledge to progress in the field of competition law. 

Completing this rigorous programme will you give you a competitive edge in the job market. With its practical approach you can apply your expertise immediately to your work environment. You will also have opportunities to network with professionals in your area from all over the world. Programme graduates are mostly professionals who enjoy specialisation and promotion in their existing workplace or new employment destinations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of the Economics of Competition Law
  • Economics of Articles 101 and 102
  • Merger Analysis, state aid and empirical analysis
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • PG Dip deadline. Progression to MA only if PG Dip is passed at Merit level.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must normally hold a 2:1 undergraduate degree in law/economics/related discipline, or be a qualified barrister or solicitor.
  • Applications from candidates who have achieved a comparable academic level through past studies and where previous study, work or experience has made the applicant a suitable candidate for admission may also be considered.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One professional or, if you are a recent graduate, one academic reference. On headed paper and signed.  
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3675 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3675 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3675 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3675 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • PG Dip: £7,350 per year


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