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In 2013/4 this Diploma/MA received on overall satisfaction rate of 98% (Russell Group average 83%) from the students in the PTES, Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

Distance learning is your opportunity for a flexible, easily accessible, cost effective global classroom - just some of the reasons why it is the most best solution for you to increase your professional skills

Led by Dr. Mike Walker, UK Competition and Markets Authority, Dr. Adrian Majumdar, RBB Economics and Professor Emeritus Richard Whish QC (Hon)

Achieve a degree from the UK Law School with the highest GPA, with the highest quality submission and the highest proportion of world-leading 4* research

Postgraduate Diploma/Masters from King's College London in Economics for Competition Law - Distance Learning Programme

Economics for Competition Law Distance Learning Course

The programme will allow you to gain a competitive advantage in a difficult job market and increase your skills at this crucial time.

The programme aims to provide the professional with an understanding of the increasingly important role that economics plays in competition law and an understanding of when economic analysis is relevant to a particular competition law case. It is spread over 8 months starting on 1st October 2015 and ending with an examination at King’s College London in May 2016.

The first unit covers the conceptual foundations of economics as applied to competition law. The next two units cover the basic building blocks of economic analysis in competition law: market power and market definition. Units four to seven look at economic issues that arise under Article 102, whilst unit eight deals with Article 101. These are followed by two units on mergers, one on state aid and one on empirical analysis.

Successful postgraduate diploma students at Merit level can, if they wish, apply to enrol in the Masters in Economics for Competition Law from King’s College London, which is also a part-time distance learning programme.

See the prospectus for the Economics for Competition Law programme 2015. (2016 prospectus to follow)

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What will I study on the programme?

Unit 1 - Introduction to economics of competition law

Unit 2 - Market power

Unit 3 - Market definition

Unit 4 - Predation and excessive pricing and Price discrimination, discounts, tying & bundling

Unit 5 - Refusal to supply, essential facilities and margin squeeze

Unit 6 - Boundaries of Competition Law and Economics; Network Effects and Intellectual Property Rights

Unit 7 - Vertical Restraints

Unit 8 - Cartels

Unit 9 - Mergers: Unilateral effects

Unit 10 - Co-ordinated merger effects and non-horizontal mergers

Unit 11 - State aid

Unit 12 - Quantitative techniques

For more detail on each of the units and to find out who the tutors are please see the syllabus for the Economics for Competition Law by distance learning course 2015.

Just some of the organisations that have benefitted from the programme

Swedish Competition Authority * TraskBritt PC * S J Berwin * Office of Fair Trading * Competition Commission * ITEnet Telecommunications * Irish Competition Authority * ONE GmbH * BP PLC * Competition Appeal Tribunal * Berwin Leighton Paisner * Alcan * Federal Competition Authority Austria * Commission for Communications Regulation * Competition and Consumer Commission Australia * Wragge & Co * Hammonds * Herbert Smith * EPS Consulting * Toyota Motor Europe * Arthur Cox * Telecom Italia * Finnish Competition Authority * Infocomm Development Authority * Clifford Chance * Watson Farley & Williams * Latham & Watkins * Howrey * Willheim Muller Attorneys * Deutsche Telecom * Competition Commission India * British Sky Broadcasting * Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer * Addleshaw Goddard * Hall & Co * Liberty Global Europe * J Lee & Associates * Charles Russell * Arnold & Porter * Competition and Fair Trading Commission Malawi * AN Post * Challenge One Associates Thailand * Portuguese Competition Authority * Hang Seng Bank * Office of Rail Regulation

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What do previous students think?

"The course was very helpful, providing good course material and excellent presenters"
A. Stratakis
"The course provides an excellent opportunity to deepen your understanding of the basic concept of competition economics"
H. Wollmann
"Interesting, readily applicable contents for the everyday practice of Competition Law"
J. Berardo
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