About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Further study
Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Laws (Global Competition and Consumer Law) will:
Have an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge relevant to the field of global competition and consumer law, including:
- The legal rules that govern market structures and conduct in major jurisdictions around the world;
- The economic theories, policies and principles that underpin and influence policy and law in this field;
- The design, operation and assessment of institutions that administer competition and consumer policy and law;
- Challenges that arise in the enforcement of competition and consumer law from the perspectives of businesses, practitioners, governments and enforcement agencies; and
- Contemporary international debates on the reform of competition and consumer policy and law.
Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently:
- analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in the field of global competition and consumer law;
- generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts relevant to this field of learning and professional practice;
- identify and apply such information, concepts and theories in the relevant field; and
- interpret and communicate their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences in the field.
Be able to apply their knowledge and skills in such a way as:
- demonstrates a high level of personal autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner and learner in the field of global competition and consumer law
Have advanced knowledge of and skills in:
- research principles and methods applicable to this field of learning and professional practice and demonstrated the capacity to apply them in planning and executing at least two substantial research-based projects.
Students who complete this course will develop generic skills as follows:
- Advanced competencies in legal and economic research and analysis;
- Highly developed problem solving abilities, including through the collection and evaluation of information applying interdisciplinary sources and perspectives;
- Substantial capacity to communicate, orally and in writing;
- Sophisticated ability to evaluate and synthesise existing knowledge in the area;
- Substantial capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection;
- Highly developed capacity for self-directed learning, organisation and time management.
Students who complete this course will embody graduate attributes of the University of Melbourne.
In particular, graduates of the Master of Laws (Global Competition and Consumer Law) will have in-depth knowledge of the global field of competition and consumer policy, law and enforcement from multi-disciplinary perspectives – law and economics particularly, but also politics, regulation and sociology. They will be critical thinkers with strong reasoning and analytical skills and an advanced capacity to apply their knowledge in a way that addresses major economic and social problems. They will have a strong sense of intellectual integrity, a high standard of professionalism and sophisticated advocacy and communication skills.
Graduates of this course will be engaged with contemporary issues facing their local, national, regional communities - specifically issues associated with designing, implementing and applying economic policies and laws with a competition focus and in such a way that is sensitively attuned to the impacts on and perspectives of a wide range of stakeholders from government, industry and the public at large. They will have the potential to be leaders in their field and will actively seek out opportunities to use their expertise in making positive contributions to their profession and their communities.
These graduates will be motivated, self-directed and organised. The opportunities and challenges presented through wholly online learning, or a combination of online and on-campus learning, will ensure that they are able to set goals, manage time and priorities and work effectively, both independently and as a member of a group.
Last updated: 12 November 2022