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Competition Law LLM pathway

Widely respected throughout Europe and beyond, the King’s LLM in Competition Law will challenge and inspire you. Throughout the year, leading policymakers, practitioners and academics pose and address key questions on the theory and application of competition law and economics. Competition law has spread from country to country at a rapid rate and there are now over one hundred jurisdictions with established competition laws. We have long-standing relationships with practitioners in all these countries and are proud of the range and depth of our contacts. Our faculty of competition lawyers, economists and officials remain close to cases in the UK, EU and worldwide.

Key benefits

  • A world-class teaching team made up of dedicated King’s academics and internationally- acclaimed practitioners who contribute to an extensive module offering as part of this specialist pathway.
  • Opportunities to listen to and meet with world-renowned speakers in our extra- curricular Competition Law events including: The Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot, Special Events on EU Competition Law in Brussels, and lunchtime and evening lectures.
  • A strong Competition Law community, consisting of LLB, LLM, MA distance learning and PhD students from all over the world, providing opportunities for sharing of ideas and perspectives.
  • The Centre of European Law at King’s, established in 1974, is at the forefront of EU and Competition law scholarship and teaching.

What you will study

Once enrolled on the General LLM at King’s, students can choose modules to follow the Competition Law pathway and achieve a specialist LLM in Competition Law. Full-time students who complete the programme in one year will normally take modules totalling 180 credits. To graduate with a Competition Law LLM at least 120 credits must be taken within the pathway. This can be optional modules alone or a combination of optional modules and a writing project, providing its content is relevant to the pathway. The range of Competition Law LLM optional modules may typically include:

  • Competition Law & Regulated Network Industries (30 credits)
  • Economics of Competition Law (30 credits)
  • European Union Competition Law (30 credits)
  • US Antitrust Law (15 credits)
  • Competition Intellectual Property & The Media Industry (15 credits)
  • Competition Enforcement & Procedure (15 credits)
  • Competition Law in the Digital Economy (15 credits)

All students are required to take one of the following writing projects, detailed further on the General LLM prospectus page:

  • Dissertation (45 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • 10,000 word practice or research module (45 credits)

Focus on careers in competition law 

Throughout the year students receive a range of support to develop contacts, learn about different institutions and extend their knowledge. We also host a dedicated advice session on careers in competition law. This is part of a programme of Thursday evening lectures, given by King’s staff and international guest speakers, who share their own experiences and provide updates on topical and developing areas of the law. At these sessions all aspects of competition law – from its practice to the economics behind it – are discussed and explored.

With an extensive network outside King’s and close contacts with alumni, students have access to practitioners in the most respected competition agencies, law firms and major companies worldwide, and are supported to find future career opportunities via these avenues.

To follow the Competition Law pathway, you must first apply for the General LLM at King's. After enrolment you will select your pathway modules.

Find out more about the LLM at King's and apply

Pathway Director

Renato Nazzini

Professor Renato Nazzini

Director of the Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

The Competition Law pathway is led by Professor Renato Nazzini, whose work focuses on enforcement, remedies and procedure/procedural rights, both within the European Union and from a broader comparative constitutional law perspective.

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