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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:
- LLM (Global Competition and Consumer Law) (if you already have a degree in the field of law), or
- Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law (if you don’t already have a degree in the field of law), or
- Graduate Diploma (Global Competition and Consumer Law).
Single subjects will be credited to the course in which you subsequently enrol.
* Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject (2017).
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
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
Economic theories, principles and methods that underpin and influence competition and consumer policy and law
Economic theories, principles and methods that underpin and influence
competition and consumer policy and law
Central to this field is economics. You will develop a solid understanding of and an ability to apply key economic frameworks and techniques relevant to the policy, law and enforcement in this field.
Legal rules that govern competition and consumer protection in major jurisdictions around the world – particularly the United States, European Union, and parts of the Asia-Pacific region
Legal rules that govern competition and consumer protection in
major jurisdictions around the world – particularly the United States, European Union,
and parts of the Asia-Pacific region
You will also gain valuable insights into the political economy of competition policy and its intersection with international trade, as well as other aspects of how competition law works in a globalised world.
Institutions that develop, administer and enforce competition and consumer policy and law
Institutions that develop, administer and enforce
competition and consumer policy and law
You will examine the challenges and dynamics influencing institutions that administer and enforce competition and consumer laws – principally competition and consumer authorities, but also central prosecutorial agencies, tribunals and courts.
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.
- Professor Caron Beaton-Wells, Program Director, Global Competition and Consumer Law, University of Melbourne
- Associate Professor Julie Clarke, Melbourne Law School.
- Professor Allan Fels AO, former Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
- Professor Mark Furse, Professor of Competition Law and Policy
- Professor Damien Geradin, EUCLID Law
- Professor Geraint Howells, Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters),
City University of Hong Kong.
- Professor Frederic Jenny, Chairman, OECD Competition Committee
- Professor William Kovacic, former Commissioner/Chairman, United States Federal Trade Commission
- Professor Luke Nottage, Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters) University of Sydney
- Hassan Qaqaya, former Head, UNCTAD Competition and Consumer Policies Branch
- Dr Rhonda Smith, former Commissioner, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
- Professor Mark Williams, Director, Asian Competition Forum
Students will be supported in their studies on a weekly basis by experienced teaching fellows from the Melbourne Law School
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.