Course overview

This course has intakes in term 1 and term 3. View Key Dates for upcoming terms, application dates and important deadlines.

Full-time duration Part-time duration Elective Subjects Total course fee*
N/A 1 year 4 A$21,344

*The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.

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The Graduate Diploma (Global Competition and Consumer Law) is one of only a few courses in the world, that covers both competition and consumer policy, law, enforcement and institutions, and from multidisciplinary perspectives.

If you have a deep interest in the field and are looking to develop or advance your expertise, credentials and career in the growing and challenging area of global competition and consumer policy, law and enforcement – whether as a private practitioner, corporate advisor, compliance professional, public policy-maker, regulator or enforcement agency official, or member of a non-governmental organisation - this course is for you.

When you study with Melbourne Law School, you will gain a qualification from the number one law school in the Asia Pacific region*. You’ll learn from globally recognised academics and experts from across the world who have held or hold leadership roles in private practice, competition and consumer authorities, intergovernmental organisations, and adjudicatory bodies, amongst others, in the competition and consumer law field.

This course is also a pathway into further study with the Melbourne Law School. After completing the qualification, you can choose to transfer directly into:

* Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject (2018).

Course aims

We’ve designed this course for students seeking a specialist postgraduate qualification in the global competition and consumer law field.

The graduate diploma will challenge and stimulate you with its rigorous approach to learning. You will develop specialist expertise and practical skills in a legal-economic area of great economic and societal significance. This course is international and will allow you to graduate with a valuable worldwide network of accomplished professionals.

Who the course is for

This course is for students who have a law degree as well as those who don’t. You may be from organisations such as:

  • Law firms, particularly those with international offices
  • Large companies (in house lawyers, as well as regulatory and compliance managers)
  • Government departments (primary finance trade and economic development)
  • Competition authorities/enforcement agencies
  • Economic consultancies
  • Courts and tribunals
  • International or non-governmental organisations participating in the competition and/or consumer law field.

Career outcomes

This course will provide you with a qualification that will broaden and enhance your career pathway and promotion opportunities in private and public practice in this field anywhere in the world.

What you will learn

Who you will learn from

Your online learning experience is enriched by the deep knowledge and vast experience of leading experts from across the world. Each of the subjects in the course has a senior academic as coordinator who will be a key point of contact and support for students in the term in which the subject is taught. Additionally, the content of every subject has been developed by a panel of international experts, and during the term students will benefit from input by and interaction with various members of the panel, gaining a range of insights and perspectives in their studies. You can also expect regular real-time sessions where you hold discussions and share ideas and experiences with your academic instructors and fellow students.

Students who are midway in their studies now have the option to undertake certain subjects on-campus, combining the benefits of both online and face-to-face study modes.

Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.

Teaching Fellows

Students will be supported in their studies on a weekly basis by experienced teaching fellows from the Melbourne Law School

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Contact student support

You can talk with a dedicated online student support consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page or connect through by phone. Alternatively, click on the Enquire Now tab below and fill out the form to find out about key details relating to this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment required for each subject
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au
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Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.