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Economics for Competition Law

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8 months
6660 GBP/full
6660 GBP/full
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This Economics for Competition Law programme from King's College London has been specifically designed for lawyers in private practice, in-house legal advisers, representatives from the national competition authorities and the European Commission.

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This Economics for Competition Law programme from  King's College London  is aimed at competition lawyers, both in-house and in private practice, and economists who may be new to competition law. Completing this rigorous programme will give you an edge in a competitive job market.

The programme aims to provide you with an understanding of the increasingly important role that economics plays in competition law and an understanding of when economic analysis is relevant to a particular competition law case.

What you will 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Introduction to economics of competition law
  •  Market power
  •  Market definition
  •  Predation and excessive pricing
  •  Refusal to supply, essential facilities and margin squeeze
  • Boundaries of competition law and economics: network effects and intellectual property rights
  • Vertical restraints
  • Cartels

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a degree in law of a good 2nd class standard or the equivalent or a degree in a related discipline or be qualified as a barrister or a solicitor.

  • Applications may also be accepted from a candidate who has achieved a comparative academic level through his or her studies and where previous study, work or experience has made the applicant a suitable candidate.
  • It is not possible to study this programme whilst you are registered for a different programme at any other institution.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6660 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6660 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6660 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6660 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.


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Economics for Competition Law
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