|Award title||Specialist Certificate in Global Competition Law|
|Year & campus||2020 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||25 credit points|
|Duration||6 months part-time|
The Specialist Certificate in Global Competition Law responds to the proliferation of competition and consumer policies and laws, and their increasingly active enforcement, around the world. Competition policy and law are a crucial means of driving economic growth, higher living standards and productivity at national and global levels.
This course provides interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, beginning with an examination of the objectives underlying competition law and policy and the economic vocabulary, concepts and frameworks underpinning the legal prohibitions and enforcement approaches taken to competition law.
Students will then undertake a detailed study of a specific area of substantive competition law, drawing on the economic principles and objectives identified in the foundational subject. The policies, laws and enforcement experiences of the major jurisdictions in this field, the United States and European Union, will be examined, while also drawing on the experiences in other jurisdictions - from the Asia Pacific region particularly (including Australia).
Subjects have been developed and are taught by leading experts, each bringing outstanding pedagogical skills, substantive knowledge and practical skill and experience to instruction in the course.
It is designed for professionals in the private and public sectors who are aspiring to build or advance a career in this field. It is completed wholly online using sophisticated interactive technology to facilitate engagement with experts and a diverse network of like-minded peers.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- A degree in a relevant discipline; and one year of documented relevant professional experience.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance, and
- the professional experience.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university's English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
- The ability to use a computer, including read material on screen, to a competent standard;
- The ability to read, analyse and comprehend complex written legal materials and complex interdisciplinary materials;
- The ability to clearly and independently communicate in writing a knowledge and application of legal principles and interdisciplinary materials and to critically evaluate these;
- The ability to clearly and independently communicate orally a knowledge and application of legal principles and interdisciplinary materials and critically evaluate these;
- The ability to work independently and as a part of a group;
- The ability to present orally and in writing legal analysis to a professional standard.
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support.
Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Specialist Certificate in Global Competition Law will:
Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to the global field of competition law, including the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in relation to:
- The economic theories, policies and principles that underpin and influence the policy and law in this field;
- The legal rules that govern market structures and certain types of market conduct in major jurisdictions around the world;
- Contemporary international debates on the reform of competition policy and law;
- Challenges that arise in the enforcement of competition law in particular contexts; and
Have cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to:
- Analyse critically, evaluate and convey information;
- Generate ideas and solutions to complex problems from both theoretical and practical perspectives; and
- Communicate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences in the global field of competition law;
Apply their knowledge and skills:
- to make high level, independent judgments and carry out a range of technically specialised functions at an advanced level in the global field of competition law, demonstrating autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in this field.
- Well-developed competencies in legal and economic analysis;
- Problem solving abilities, including through the collection and evaluation of information applying interdisciplinary sources and perspectives;
- Capacity to communicate, orally and in writing;
- Capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection;
- Ability to evaluate and synthesise existing knowledge in the area;
- Capacity for self-directed learning, organisation and time management.
Students must complete 25 credit points from the prescribed list (including one compulsory subject).
One compulsory subject (12.5 credit points):
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|LAWS90065||Foundations: Competition Law & Economics||
12.5 credit points from the following elective list:
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
Last updated: 17 March 2020