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Competition Law LLM

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Overview

Widely respected throughout Europe and beyond, our LLM in Competition Law will challenge and inspire you in equal measure. Leading policy makers, practitioners and academics are attracted to King's throughout the year to address the most challenging questions about the theory and application of competition law and economics. This makes King's an exciting place to learn about, think about, and contribute to this area.

Key benefits

  • A reputed teaching team made up of senior academics including Professor Bill Kovacic, one of the most respected authorities on antitrust and competition law worldwide.

  • Breadth and depth of teaching expertise; a highly reputed mix of dedicated full-time King's academics and internationally-acclaimed practitioners who all contribute to an extensive module offering as part of this specialist pathway.

  • Opportunities to listen to and meet with world-renowned speakers in our weekly extra-curricular Competition Law evening events and series of lunchtime lectures.

  • A strong Competition Law community, consisting of LLB, LLM, MA distance learning and PhD students from all over the world, which provides excellent opportunities for sharing of ideas and perspectives


Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year FT, two years to four years PT, September to September.

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Programme accreditations Law Society CPD points

Course intake 360 overall for the LLM (FT and PT)

Course leaders Professor Alison Jones

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, King’s College London Admissions Office

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000

fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty The Dickson Poon School of Law

Department

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Entry requirements & how to apply


Minimum requirements to be considered for the LLM:

Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65%) in Law or a degree with at least 70% law content, or an equivalent international qualification and grading.

Exceptionally, you may be considered where a comparable academic level has been achieved through other graduate studies (such as a Graduate Diploma in Law) and where work or experience (at least three years legal work experience) has made you a suitable candidate for the LLM.

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements for your application to be considered does not guarantee an offer. Applications for this programme are competitive. 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and an application fee of £50 applies (non-refundable). 

All applications must be made to the generic Master of Laws (LLM) programme. If accepted, and once you have enrolled onto the LLM programme, you will have the opportunity to choose one of our specialist LLMs. At the start of the semester you will have the opportunity to attend taster lectures and to speak to programme/module leaders before you make a decision on whether to do a specialist or tailored LLM.

Please note: References are no longer required to assess candidates for the LLM Master of Laws, though references may be requested in borderline cases.

Personal statement and supporting information

For information on how to apply to King's, the application process, personal statements or any other FAQ's, please visit the FAQ page.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.

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Course detail

Description

Competition Law has spread from country to country at a rapid rate and there are now over one hundred jurisdictions with established competition laws. That is why students from all over the world come to King's to study Competition Law.

We have long-standing relationships with practitioners in these countries and are proud of the range and depth of our contacts. Our faculty of competition lawyers, economists and officials remain close to competition law cases in the UK, EU and beyond. This is part of what makes King's such an exciting atmosphere in which to study.

You will find that Competition Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law is taught in a supportive environment that helps students develop their individual interest in the subject. We are also extremely proud of the ongoing contact we have with many of our students after they graduate and welcome them back at regular events.

A reputed mix of dedicated full-time King's academics teach this course, including:


They are in turn supported by a strong team of visiting professors and lecturers:

Course purpose

This programme allows you to deepen or to broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject and assists your professional development by enhancing your problem-solving skills in a transnational context. Designed to maximise students' intellectual potential, it also keeps you grounded by drawing on the real world experiences of staff and other practitioners.

The LLM offers a sharpened focus on our key areas of excellence and a commitment to offer a premier programme and a world class student experience. Aimed at recent law graduates (or graduates of joint degrees with a significant law content) as well as established legal professionals who may have graduated a number of years ago, the programme is rigorous and demanding and requires serious commitment.

Further literature

LLM competition law brochure

Competition Law LLM Module Descriptions

Course format and assessment

In the first and second semester you study your selection of taught modules (half and full). These are in most cases assessed in the third semester (May/June) by written examination, or in some cases by the submission of an assessed essay.

Please see further details for each individual module in the LLM module list that can be found by clicking here

Dissertation or research essays must be submitted in September, after the May/June examinations.

Structure

  • Required Modules

     

    You will have to take one of the following writing projects:

    • Dissertation (40 credits)

    • Dissertation (60 credits)

    • 10,000 word practice or research module (40 credits)


     

    Optional Modules

    In order to meet the 180 credit requirement, students must select at least 120-140 credits from a range of optional modules. Students who wish to specialise within a certain pathway must ensure that at least 120 credits are taken within that pathway.

    Examples of modules available with Competition Law LLM:

    • CL And Regulated Network Industries

    • Economics of Competition Law

    • New Systems of Competition Law

    • EU State Aid & State Regulation Law

    • European Union Competition Law

    • UK Competition Law

    • US Antitrust Law

    • Competition, Intellectual Property And The Media Industry

    • EU Public Procurement Law

    • Advanced Merger Economics For Lawyers

    • Competition Enforcement And Procedure

    • Regulatory Policy And Practise

    • Advanced EU Competition Law (PRACTICE MODULE)

    • Competition Law in Financial Services
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Career prospects

In a competitive world we can give you the competitive edge to take your career to the next level. That’s why you’ll find our LLM programme is supplemented by opportunities to develop your skills and professional networks.

The result is that students are presented with a wide range of employment destinations when they leave; from positions at the European Central Bank, European Commission and UN to commercial roles as:

  • Investment bank analysts
  • Tax or public affairs advisers
  • Careers in the legal profession
  • Accountancy
  • Management consultancy
  • Human rights organisations and other voluntary bodies
  • Academia.
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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£15,000 p.a. (2017/18)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£22,800 p.a. (2017/18)*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£7,500 p.a. (2017/18)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

£11,400 p.a. (2017/18)*

*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2017, payment is due by 30th April 2017.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2017 and 30th June 2017, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2017, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

 Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

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