Online Global Competition and Consumer Law Program

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Why study Global Competition and Consumer Law

The Global Competition and Consumer Law program is one of only a handful of comprehensive programs in competition and consumer law in the world, and ensures you will be at the forefront of the unique challenges and opportunities of this global field, with regimes now in more than 130 countries.

One of the most distinctive aspects of this program is the calibre of its instructors. Directed by Professor Caron Beaton-Wells of the Melbourne Law School, *ranked 7th in the world, and the No. 1 law school in the Asia-Pacific, the program is delivered by world-leading experts in the field. You will learn from the likes of the former Chairman of the US Federal Trade Commission, former head of the UNCTAD Competition and Consumer Policies Branch and current Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee, amongst many others who have held or hold leadership roles in private practice, competition and consumer authorities, intergovernmental organisations, and adjudicatory bodies, in the competition and consumer law field.

What courses are available

The program offers a range of 100% online study options — from Professional Development Single Subjects, through to a masters qualification. It is open to students from both legal and non-legal backgrounds, (apart from the LLM which is for law graduates only), and covers major aspects of policy, law, economics and institutions, in a field that has significant implications for governments, businesses and corporate advisors around the world.

The specialisation in competition and consumer law will ensure you become proficient in the economic principles and legal rules that govern competition in major jurisdictions around the world. You will be challenged and stimulated throughout your study and develop specialist expertise and practical skills enabling you to apply and communicate your knowledge in a wide range of circumstances.

What your virtual classroom offers

The experiential online learning environment has been crafted using the latest technology to facilitate an interactive student experience, involving direct instruction, inquiry-based learning, peer-based collaboration and student-expert exchange, all of which you can fit in with your other life commitments. You can expect regular contact and support from senior academics, teaching fellows and our dedicated online Student Support team. Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.


Studying a subject or course as part of this program is equivalent in rigour and learning outcomes as an on-campus qualification, therefore your graduation certificate will make no reference to your study having been undertaken online. You will gain a highly regarded and world-recognised qualification that will cross borders in both the private and public sectors.

If you are passionate about becoming a specialist and acceletrating your career in the competition and consumer law field, then this program is for you.

* Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject (2017). Times Higher Education Rankings by Subject (2018); Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject (2017).

Online course options

Upcoming termsKey dates
Course name Full-time duration Part-time durationSubjects Course code 
LLM (Global Competition and Consumer Law) N/A 2 years 8


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Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law N/A 2 years 8


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Graduate Diploma (Global Competition and Consumer Law) N/A 1 year 4


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Professional Development Single Subjects

N/A 8 weeks 8

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No matter what your query, whether it is about entry requirements, fees or payment options, you will have a friendly adviser available to assist you.

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