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Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law

Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Economics Civil Law

Course type


Course Summary

What you'll learn

Economic evidence and analysis play a crucial role in cases brought before the European Commission, national authorities and courts.

Benefit from a highly relevant programme that:

Gives an in-depth insight into the application of Economics to Competition Law.

Deals with basic building blocks of economic analysis in competition law: market power and market definition.

Covers the economic issues that arise under Article 101 and Article 102, network effects and the boundaries of competition law and intellectual property law, mergers and state aid.


Co-ordinated merger effects and non-horizontal mergers
(i) Predation and excessive pricing and (ii) Price discrimination, discounts, tying & bundling
Quantitative techniques
Vertical Restraints
Refusal to supply, essential facilities and margin squeeze
Boundaries of competition law and economics: network effects and intellectual property rights
State aid
Market power
Market definition
Introduction to economics of competition law

Tuition fees

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a degree in law of a good 2nd class standard or the equivalent or a degree in a related discipline or be qualified as a barrister or a solicitor. Applications may also be accepted from a candidate who has achieved a comparative academic level through his or her studies and where previous study, work or experience has made the applicant a suitable candidate. It is not possible to study this programme whilst you areregistered for a different programme at any other institution.

University information

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