The LLM (Global Competition and Consumer Law) is a graduate (or postgraduate) qualification, one of only a few courses in the world that covers both competition and consumer policy, law, enforcement and institutions, and from multidisciplinary perspectives.
Online Master of Laws Programs in Australia 2017. The LLM (Global Competition and Consumer Law) is a graduate (or postgraduate) qualification, one of only a few courses in the world that covers both competition and consumer policy, law, enforcement and institutions, and from multidisciplinary perspectives.
It’s available to study entirely online, giving you a high degree of flexibility, while at the same time offering regular opportunities for interaction with your peers and teachers, including in real-time virtual classroom settings and a research workshop in a major city location towards the end of your course.
Who the course is for
We’ve designed this course for law graduates who are already working in or seeking to access or expand the exciting and challenging career opportunities on offer in the global field of competition and consumer policy, law and enforcement.
If you have a deep interest in the field and are looking to establish or advance your expertise and credentials in competition and consumer law – whether as a private practitioner, corporate advisor, public policy-maker, regulator or enforcement agency official, or member of a non-governmental organisation - this course is for you!
If you don’t have an undergraduate law degree, you can still study in the field through the Melbourne Law School. You can choose either of the following online course options:
Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law, or
Graduate Diploma (Global Competition and Consumer Law)
What you will learn
The course covers every major aspect of the policy, law, economics and institutions in this field from multiple perspectives: government, practitioner, business and enforcement and features instruction by leading world experts from academia, private practice and government.
As a student of the LLM (Global Competition and Consumer Law), you’ll graduate with advanced expertise and practical skills in the complex interdisciplinary body of knowledge relevant to the field, including:
economic theories, policies, principles and methods that underpin and influence policy and law in this area
legal rules that govern market structures and conduct in major jurisdictions around the world – particularly the United States, European Union, and parts of the Asia-Pacific region
institutions that develop, administer and enforce competition and consumer policy and law
challenges that arise in enforcing and securing compliance with competition and consumer law
contemporary international debates relating to the reform of competition and consumer policy, law and enforcement and institutional design and effectiveness.
Studying online with Melbourne Law School
When you study with the Melbourne Law School you gain a credential from an institution that has been rated by the QS World University Rankings (2015) as the best law school in Australia and Asia, and the 8th best law school in the world.
This is an experience that will challenge and stimulate you with its rigorous approach to learning. It will provide you with a qualification that will broaden and enhance your career pathway and promotion opportunities in private and public practice in this field anywhere in the world.
Because of the outstanding reputation of the Melbourne Law School in this field, the course’s premium-quality, in-depth content and flexible interactive online delivery mode, it attracts high-calibre students from various backgrounds, but with common interests and aspirations, meaning you’ll learn alongside a diverse and highly capable group of peers.
The LLM (Global Competition and Consumer Law) has a genuinely international and comparative outlook and will allow you to graduate with a valuable worldwide network of accomplished professionals.
In each of the subjects in this course, students will benefit from the deep expertise and extensive practical experience of world leaders in this field. The panel of experts involved in designing and delivering the program, including interacting with students in their studies on a regular basis, are people who are not only distinguished scholars and experienced teachers, but have held or hold leadership roles in private practice, competition and consumer authorities, intergovernmental organisations, and adjudicatory bodies, amongst others, in the competition and consumer law field.
You’ll also graduate with advanced knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to this field of learning.
Each of the subjects in the program has a senior academic as coordinator who will be a key point of contact and support for students in the term in which the subject is taught. However, the content of every subject has been developed by a panel of experts, and during the term students will benefit from input by and interaction with various members of the panel, in that way gaining a range of insights and perspectives in their studies.
To gain a LLM (Global Competition and Consumer Law) you must complete seven core 12.5 point subjects, two of which will represent a capstone experience in the course, and an eighth 12.5 point elective subject.
Further information relation to subjects will be available through this website and the University Handbook in early 2016.
The fees you pay for graduate study will vary depending on the type of enrolment or place you are offered.
If you are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may choose to defer your tuition fees through FEE-HELP.
Visit the Future Students page for detailed information around financing your graduate study.
FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible students in domestic fee-paying places to help pay for all or part of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government sets limits on how much you can borrow. FEE-HELP loans are repaid through the taxation system. No loan fee applies to loans for postgraduate studies.
To facilitate access to this premium course, ten scholarships per intake will be available for the LLM (Global Competition and Consumer Law) and Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law. These scholarships will be awarded to students from emerging and developing economies. Countries qualifying as emerging or developing economies are determined according to the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations. These countries are listed here. Being awarded one of these scholarships means that the scholarship holder, or his or her sponsoring employer, will only have to pay 50% of the indicative total course fee.
Early application pricing is not available to students who receive scholarships.
Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in your home country. Please contact relevant organisations in your country for information.