Course overview

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8 January 2018 29 Jan 2018
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The Global Competition and Consumer Law course offers a suite of subjects that cover every major aspect of the policy, law, economics and institutions in a field that has significant implications for governments, businesses and corporate advisors around the world.

If you have a deep interest in the field or are looking to commence or advance your expertise and credentials in the global field of competition and consumer law but are not yet ready to undertake a full course, or are simply seeking to update or broaden your expertise, you should consider taking a single subject or subjects in this course.

When you study with Melbourne Law School, you will gain specialist skills from the number one law school in the Asia Pacific region*. You’ll learn from globally recognised academics and experts from across the world in the competition and consumer law field.

Single subjects may qualify as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity for the purposes of practising certificate requirements for legal practitioners. Contact the legal professional accrediting organisation in your jurisdiction for further information about CPD points.

Single subjects may be taken on an ‘audit’ basis, that is, without undertaking assessment, for a lower fee.

On-campus University of Melbourne Masters Law students are able to undertake a component of online study. Please contact our Student Support team to discuss further.

If you choose to further your study after taking single subjects, you can still study in the Global Competition and Consumer Law course through the Melbourne Law School, by choosing any of the following online course options:

Single subjects will be credited to the course in which you subsequently enrol.

* Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject (2017).

Course aims

We’ve designed the Global Competition and Consumer Law course for students who have a legal, economic, regulatory, compliance, public policy or other relevant background and are already working in or seeking to access the growing and challenging career opportunities on offer in the global field of competition and consumer policy, law and enforcement.

As a single subject student in the Global Competition and Consumer Law course you will develop advanced expertise and practical skills in the areas in which you choose to study. 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 sectors and industries 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

Career outcomes

The subjects in this course will provide you with knowledge 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.

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

  • Arlen Duke
    Arlen Duke, a specialist in competition law and consumer protection
  • Dr Wendy Ng
    Dr Wendy Ng, a specialist in competition policy and law in Asia and developing countries
  • Jose Antonio Batista de Moura Ziebarth
    Jose Ziebarth, a specialist in international and comparative competition law.

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  • Your dedicated student support team

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
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT
Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.