Graduate Diploma in Global Competition and Consumer Law

What will I study?


What you will learn

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

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

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.

Course structure

To gain a Graduate Diploma (Global Competition and Consumer Law) you must complete 50 points comprised of:

  • Four elective subjects.

*Please note: Foundations  - Competition Law and Economics is a prerequisite for other online subjects in the course.

Each year there will be at least four on-campus subjects on offer which are taught intensively over five days.  These subjects will change each year and will generally be subjects in niche areas that complement the online subjects in the program.


This will vary depending on the individual student’s background in the area and capacity. However, on average students will need to allocate around 6-8 hours ‘study’ time (including reading, watching videos, completing exercises and interactives, discussion board participation, participating in webinars, etc) per week, in addition to the time required to complete assessments. The total time commitment required for each subject over a term will be 150 hours.

Course Planning

To help you plan your studies please see the following link for information about which subjects are available each term over the next two years and outlines a recommended study sequence for the LLM (Global Competition and Consumer Law) and Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law courses.

Course planning document

Single subjects

You can also study single subjects to contribute to your professional development. Single subjects are available through the Community Access Program (CAP) or for cross-institutional study. Subject pre-requisites can be waived in certain circumstances. Please note, course application deadlines apply.

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