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Please note: For the Postgraduate Diploma only (first year) you apply through KNect365 Learning who will guide you through the application process. KNect365 delivers the Diploma programme in conjunction with King’s.

Economic evidence and analysis play a crucial role in cases brought before the European Commission, national authorities and courts. Our Economics for Competition Law distance-learning programme brings economic theory to the practice of competition law by covering conceptual foundations as applied in the context of competition law. This programme is studied by professionals alongside full time work commitments. 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.

Please note that the optional MA (second year) is only available for application once the Postgraduate Diploma has been completed at Merit level. 

At King's you can speak directly to the programme convener on ++ 44 (0) 20 7848 1768.

The programme information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

Key benefits

  • Gives an in-depth insight into the application of Economics to Competition Law.
  • Course materials are written by experts in the field.
  • Weekend seminars led by programme directors.
  • Can be studied anywhere in the world.
  • 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.


Our Economics for Competition Law programme is suitable for practising lawyers, regulators, academics and those with a specific need for knowledge of Economics for Competition Law. On completion of the course, you will have a firm understanding of the increasingly important role that economics plays in competition law and an understanding of when economic analysis is needed for a particular competition law case. Our course has been specifically designed for economists and lawyers in private practice, in-house legal advisers and representatives from the national competition authorities.

You will study market power and market definition, economic issues that arise out of Articles 101 and 102, network effects and the boundaries of competition law and intellectual property law, mergers and state aid.

The Economics for Competition Law MA is only open to students who have successfully completed the Economics for Competition Law Postgraduate Diploma at Merit level. Students on the follow up MA programme are required to write a dissertation under supervision.

Required Modules

PG Dip

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Foundations of the Economics of Competition Law (40 Credits)
  • Economics of Articles 101 and 102 (40 Credits)
  • Merger Analysis, state aid and empirical analysis (40 Credits)


You are required to take the following module:

  • Dissertation (60 credits

Career prospects

This programme attracts a far reaching international cohort of economic and legal professionals. With its specific focus this programme gives the student the in-depth knowledge to progress in the field of competition law. 

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.

Visit the Economics for Competition Law MA/PG Dip page on the King’s College London website for more details!