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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    One year for the Postgraduate Diploma, two years for MA (both distance learning)

  • Course Type

    MA, PgDip

  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    18 March 2019

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.

Our distance learning EU Competition Law programme is particularly suited for practising lawyers and regulators or if you have a specific need for knowledge in this area. Through the course you will gain an understanding of the substantive rules of EU Competition Law and the procedural framework in which they operate. 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 European Competition Law principles and practice.
  • Course materials are written by leading academics at King's College London and by professional experts in the field.
  • Can be studied anywhere in the world.
  • Weekend seminars led by programme directors.
  • Hard copy study material with online additional support, one year traditional cohort.
  • Established programme with an enviable reputation in the sector and exceptional ratings by students.


Our EU Competition Law programme focuses on the constituent provisions of EU Competition Law: Articles 101, 102, 106, 107, 108, 109 and the Merger Regulation. You will also study joint ventures, cartels, distribution agreements and licences of intellectual property rights. The remaining modules deal with particular problems of EU Competition Law procedure and enforcement.

The EU Competition Law MA is only open to students who have successfully completed the EU Competition Law Postgraduate diploma at merit level. Students on the MA programme are required to write a dissertation under supervision.

Required Modules

PG Dip

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Principles of EU Competition Law (40 credits)
  • Practical application of EU Competition Law (40 credits)
  • EU Competition Law Procedure (40 credits)


You are required to take the following module:

  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Career prospects

The programme is studied by competition law professionals from all over the world. The course is perceived as the must-have qualification by many in London and Brussels and is studied by lawyers in regulatory organisations worldwide.

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