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Master of Laws (Global Competition and Consumer Law)

    What will I study?

    Overview

    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 evolution and 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 LLM (Global Competition and Consumer Law) you must complete 100 points comprised of:

    • Seven elective subjects (at least one of these must be a research paper of 7,000 words or more); and
    • One capstone subject.

    Subjects with a research paper of 7,000 words or more include: Competition Law in a Globalised World, Australian Consumer Law and Institutions.

    Capstone subjects are compulsory for LLM (Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law) students and provide an opportunity to consolidate and extend the learning that they have undertaken across their course of study. These subjects vary, and may include project-based learning, a research project, or coursework outlining best practice.

    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.

    Workload

    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 time required to complete assessments. The total time commitment required for each subject over a term will be in the order of 150 hours. However, the time commitment required can vary based on an individual student’s prior learning and expertise.

    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. For further information or instructions on applying for a single subject, please contact Student Support.

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