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EU Competition Law MA / PG Dip

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** Applications are made via our experienced distance learning partner, Informa Connect. For additional information and enquiries, find Informa's website link and email address in the Contact Us box below. ** Our classic distance-learning EU Competition Law course is particularly suited for practicing lawyers, regulators, academics or if you have a specific need for knowledge in this area. Through the course you will gain an understanding of the substantive rules of EU Competition Law and the procedural framework in which they operate. This programme is generally studied by professionals alongside their full time work commitments.

Key benefits

  • Gives an in-depth insight into EU Competition Law principles and practice.
  • Course materials are written by leading academics at King's College London and by professional experts in the field.
  • Can be studied anywhere in the world.
  • Weekend seminars led by course directors.
  • Hard copy study material with online additional support, traditional one-year cohort.
  • Established programme with an enviable reputation in the sector and exceptional ratings by students. In the 2019 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 97% of students at the Centre of European Law agreed with the statement: Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course.
  • MA can be started within two years of finishing the Diploma.
  • Guidance through application process from our partner, Informa Connect.

This is a well organised course, taught through high quality teaching materials, and administered in hard-copy and through an online support tool. As a general counsel working in continental Europe, I am convinced that this course is at the heart - if not is the heart - of EU competition law learning. It was a brilliant experience!

Damon, EU Competition Law

Study time The estimated time commitment is 240 hours of self study plus 32 hours teaching at the weekend seminars. Further time is needed in April for the coursework and May for examination preparation. Students are expected to manage their time independently. Material The PG Diploma programme is structured into three modules of 12 units in total. Each unit comes in the form of hard copy print and as a pdf file via the programme website. The units are designed to be largely self-contained, but recommended and further reading will be suggested. Some of the further reading suggestions may not be readily available online, either at King's library or elsewhere, so students may have to source recommended reading themselves. Units A unit will comprise text, copies of relevant Regulations, Commission Decisions and Notices, Judgments of the General Court and the Court of the European Union. Practical examples, questions and model answers will test your knowledge as you progress. It is anticipated that each unit will require a student to spend approximately twenty hours' study plus questions plus further time for reading and completion of the assignments. Extra time must be set aside in April and May to complete the coursework and to prepare for the written examination in May. KEATS (King's E-learning and Teaching Service) Alongside the paper based programme material students will also be able to view and download their material from a website specifically designed for their programme. This programme is designed as a traditional paper based distance learning course that is supported by additional online resources and facilities. Students are required to engage with the online platform during their studies. Units will be uploaded in a pdf format on their despatch date. The programme specific website also offers students the opportunity to interact with each other, post questions for the programme director and view any other information relevant to the course. Support throughout your studies Organisational and administrative support is readily available through the Distance Learning Organiser at Informa Connect and the Senior Programme Officer at King's College London. However, this programme is designed and delivered in a format that requires the student to study independently. Although academic staff will be available via the programme website for student queries, they do not tutor on a one-to-one basis. Students who enter this programme need to be aware of the commitment required to study for this challenging and rewarding degree course. The distance learning programme offers much freedom to suit professionals, therefore students need to bring self-discipline and self-motivation to be successful. Seminars There will be two intensive weekend seminars to be held in November /December 2021 and in March/April 2022. (The format of the seminars will depend on social distancing measures at the time). Authors and tutors lecture and revise study material for two whole days each weekend. Seminars are recorded to view for those students who cannot attend the seminars. It is strongly recommended that students benefit from these intensive revision sessions.

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Assessment

    You can view the full syllabus and the authors of the 12 study units here.

    Coursework and examination
    Students will be required to submit three 2000-word assignments in April of the first year.

    In May 2022 there will be a written examination, the format of the examination will be confirmed nearer the time. (If the examination is in the traditional format of a 3-hour in-person examination, overseas students can make arrangements to sit the examination in their country. This will require an additional fee from King's College London and the overseas venue.)

    Successful candidates will obtain the Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law. Results are graded into Pass (50-59%), Merit (60-69%) and Distinction (70%+).

    The follow-up MA is open to students who complete the Diploma at Merit level. It involves the research for and writing of a dissertation under supervision from a King’s academic. You are expected to spend at least 110 hours engaged in self-directed study. You are assessed exclusively by your dissertation which needs to be passed with at least 50%.

    Normally students are required to start with the MA programme within 2 years of finishing the PG Diploma programme, ie if you finish in academic year 2021/22, you can apply for the MA in academic years 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25.

    Structure

    Required modules

    Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take: • Postgraduate Diploma – modules totalling 120 credits. • MA – modules totalling 180 credits. Postgraduate Diploma You are required to take the following modules:

    Principles of EU Competition Law (40 credits)
    Practical application of EU Competition Law (40 credits)
    EU Competition Law Procedure (40 credits)
    EU Competition Law Procedure (30 credits)

    MA You are required to take the following module:

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    The programme is studied by competition law professionals from all over the world. The course is perceived as the must-have qualification by many in London and Brussels and is studied by lawyers in regulatory organisations worldwide.

    Completing this rigorous programme will you give you a competitive edge in the job market. With its practical approach you can apply your expertise immediately to your work environment. You will also have opportunities to network with professionals in your area from all over the world. Programme graduates are mostly professionals who enjoy specialisation and promotion in their existing workplace or new employment destinations.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: PG Dip: £7,350 per year (2022/23); MA: £3,675 per year (2022/23)

    Part time: N/A

    International:

    Full time: PG Dip: £7,350 per year (2022/23); MA: £3,675 per year (2022/23)

    Part time: N/A

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

    Deposit

    Only MA students are required to pay a deposit. This is £1000 to be paid at the point of accepting the offer of a place of study.  

    PG Diploma students are invoiced by Informa Connect. 

    If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

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

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
    • Binding and courier fees for two MA dissertations
    • Library fees and fines 
    • Personal photocopies
    • Stationery
    • Travel and accommodation for weekend seminars if attending in person
    • Travel and accommodation for the examination if taken in London
    • Overseas examination arrangements if requested (King's fee and fee of overseas venue)
    • Graduation costs

    Funding

    Study time The estimated time commitment is 240 hours of self study plus 32 hours teaching at the weekend seminars. Further time is needed in April for the coursework and May for examination preparation. Students are expected to manage their time independently. Material The PG Diploma programme is structured into three modules of 12 units in total. Each unit comes in the form of hard copy print and as a pdf file via the programme website. The units are designed to be largely self-contained, but recommended and further reading will be suggested. Some of the further reading suggestions may not be readily available online, either at King's library or elsewhere, so students may have to source recommended reading themselves. Units A unit will comprise text, copies of relevant Regulations, Commission Decisions and Notices, Judgments of the General Court and the Court of the European Union. Practical examples, questions and model answers will test your knowledge as you progress. It is anticipated that each unit will require a student to spend approximately twenty hours' study plus questions plus further time for reading and completion of the assignments. Extra time must be set aside in April and May to complete the coursework and to prepare for the written examination in May. KEATS (King's E-learning and Teaching Service) Alongside the paper based programme material students will also be able to view and download their material from a website specifically designed for their programme. This programme is designed as a traditional paper based distance learning course that is supported by additional online resources and facilities. Students are required to engage with the online platform during their studies. Units will be uploaded in a pdf format on their despatch date. The programme specific website also offers students the opportunity to interact with each other, post questions for the programme director and view any other information relevant to the course. Support throughout your studies Organisational and administrative support is readily available through the Distance Learning Organiser at Informa Connect and the Senior Programme Officer at King's College London. However, this programme is designed and delivered in a format that requires the student to study independently. Although academic staff will be available via the programme website for student queries, they do not tutor on a one-to-one basis. Students who enter this programme need to be aware of the commitment required to study for this challenging and rewarding degree course. The distance learning programme offers much freedom to suit professionals, therefore students need to bring self-discipline and self-motivation to be successful. Seminars There will be two intensive weekend seminars to be held in November /December 2021 and in March/April 2022. (The format of the seminars will depend on social distancing measures at the time). Authors and tutors lecture and revise study material for two whole days each weekend. Seminars are recorded to view for those students who cannot attend the seminars. It is strongly recommended that students benefit from these intensive revision sessions.

    Base campus

    strand-quad
    Strand Campus

    Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Assessment

      You can view the full syllabus and the authors of the 12 study units here.

      Coursework and examination
      Students will be required to submit three 2000-word assignments in April of the first year.

      In May 2022 there will be a written examination, the format of the examination will be confirmed nearer the time. (If the examination is in the traditional format of a 3-hour in-person examination, overseas students can make arrangements to sit the examination in their country. This will require an additional fee from King's College London and the overseas venue.)

      Successful candidates will obtain the Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law. Results are graded into Pass (50-59%), Merit (60-69%) and Distinction (70%+).

      The follow-up MA is open to students who complete the Diploma at Merit level. It involves the research for and writing of a dissertation under supervision from a King’s academic. You are expected to spend at least 110 hours engaged in self-directed study. You are assessed exclusively by your dissertation which needs to be passed with at least 50%.

      Normally students are required to start with the MA programme within 2 years of finishing the PG Diploma programme, ie if you finish in academic year 2021/22, you can apply for the MA in academic years 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25.

      Structure

      Required modules

      Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take: • Postgraduate Diploma – modules totalling 120 credits. • MA – modules totalling 180 credits. Postgraduate Diploma You are required to take the following modules:

      Principles of EU Competition Law (40 credits)
      Practical application of EU Competition Law (40 credits)
      EU Competition Law Procedure (40 credits)
      EU Competition Law Procedure (30 credits)

      MA You are required to take the following module:

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      The programme is studied by competition law professionals from all over the world. The course is perceived as the must-have qualification by many in London and Brussels and is studied by lawyers in regulatory organisations worldwide.

      Completing this rigorous programme will you give you a competitive edge in the job market. With its practical approach you can apply your expertise immediately to your work environment. You will also have opportunities to network with professionals in your area from all over the world. Programme graduates are mostly professionals who enjoy specialisation and promotion in their existing workplace or new employment destinations.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: PG Dip: £7,350 per year (2022/23); MA: £3,675 per year (2022/23)

      Part time: N/A

      International:

      Full time: PG Dip: £7,350 per year (2022/23); MA: £3,675 per year (2022/23)

      Part time: N/A

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

      Deposit

      Only MA students are required to pay a deposit. This is £1000 to be paid at the point of accepting the offer of a place of study.  

      PG Diploma students are invoiced by Informa Connect. 

      If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

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

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
      • Binding and courier fees for two MA dissertations
      • Library fees and fines 
      • Personal photocopies
      • Stationery
      • Travel and accommodation for weekend seminars if attending in person
      • Travel and accommodation for the examination if taken in London
      • Overseas examination arrangements if requested (King's fee and fee of overseas venue)
      • Graduation costs

      Funding

      Application closing date guidance

      Postgraduate Diploma: 1 September 2022.

      Please note: For the Postgraduate Diploma (first year), students apply via our experienced Distance Learning partner, Informa Connect, who deliver the Diploma programme in conjunction with King’s. Informa will guide you through the application process.

      MA: 26 August 2022. Students apply direct to King's on completion of the Postgraduate Diploma.

       

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      - If you have questions about the application process, please email Informa Connect via the link below. - For specific questions about the programme content, please email the King's team via the second link below. - Explore more and apply via the Informa EU Competition Law website linked to below.

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