Economics for Competition Law

United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Economic evidence and analysis play a crucial role in cases brought before the European Commission, national authorities and courts. Our Economics for Competition Law distance-learning programme brings economic theory to the practice of competition law by covering conceptual foundations as applied in the context of competition law. This programme is studied by professionals alongside full time work commitments. The estimated time commitment is 240 hours of self study plus 32 hours teaching at the weekend seminars. Further time is needed in April for the coursework and May for examination preparation. Students are expected to manage their time independently.

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.

Who should take this course

Our Economics for Competition Law programme 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.


MA, PG Dip

Course content

You will study market power and market definition, economic issues that arise out of Articles 101 and 102, network effects and the boundaries of competition law and intellectual property law, mergers and state aid.

The Economics for Competition Law MA is only open to students who have successfully completed the Economics for Competition Law Postgraduate Diploma at Merit level. Students on the follow up MA programme are required to write a dissertation under supervision.


  • Full time overseas fees: PG Dip:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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