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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
Application status Closed
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
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
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.
Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and an application fee of £40 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.
For information on how to apply to King's, the application process, personal statements or any other FAQ's, please visit the FAQ page.
Applications for this course for 2016 entry are now closed.
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.
They are in turn supported by a strong team of visiting professors and lecturers:
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.
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.
For all options, you will need to study full or half-modules that add up to a total of 180 credits. A list of all modules is shown below. Each module is worth 40 credits (with half modules worth 20 credits). You will need to select modules of your choice that add up to 120 credits in total.To achieve the additional 60 credits you need to choose between guided LLM research options, which include a longer dissertation or shorter research essay requirement.
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:
"The large number of high class guest speakers each week make you feel like you get all the insights on recent cases and developments delivered first hand!"
"I chose to do my LLM at King's because it offered a competition-law specific LLM and it was the best regarded. You learn the foundations of EU competition law, but also study inter-related topics such as economics and US antitrust."
"In addition to the academic excellence that King’s possesses, it also offers plenty of job opportunities. The internationally recognised professors provide for an extensive network and numerous possibilities of employment throughout Europe and beyond."
Professor Alison Jones
"Alison Jones is a Professor of Law at King’s and a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Since joining King’s she has taught Competition Law (EU, UK and US), Trusts, Property, and EU law."
"I was very impressed by the long-standing relationships the university has built with the biggest law firms in London and there is no shortage of events that provide an opportunity to meet with employers."
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£6,900 p.a. (2016/17)*
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*This tuition fee maybe be subject to annual increases.
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 deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 - Overseas (2016/17)
If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.
If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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