The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates.
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.
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;
- Challenges that arise in the enforcement of competition law in particular contexts; and
- Contemporary international debates on the reform of competition policy and law;
- 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.
Subject Timing and Format
The Melbourne Law Masters program has been designed around the busy schedules of working professionals. Subjects are offered from February to December each year.
Most subjects are taught intensively, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the subject content. Intensive subjects are typically taught over five days, either from Monday–Friday or Wednesday–Tuesday, excluding the weekend. This intensive format enables students from interstate or overseas to fly to Melbourne to attend class. Semester-length subjects are generally taught for two hours in the evening each week during the semester.
Subjects are taught in an interactive seminar style and class sizes normally range from 20 to 30 students.
Specialist Certificate in Global Competition Law
Course code: SC-GCLAW
Students must complete 25 credit points from the prescribed list (one 12.5 credit point compulsory subject and 12.5 credit points from the elective list).
One compulsory subject (12.5 credit points):
- LAWS90070 Foundations: Competition Law & Economics
12.5 credit points from the following elective list:
- LAWS90064 Cartels
- LAWS90066 Unilateral Conduct
- LAWS90072 Mergers
Applicants must have completed:
- A degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) at honours standard or equivalent leading to admission to legal practice
- A degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) leading to admission to legal practice and at least one year of documented, relevant professional experience
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and at least one year of documented, relevant professional work experience.
In assessing applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- Prior academic performance
- Professional experience (if necessary).
The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.
Also, in considering whether to admit an applicant the Selection Committee will consider:
- The quality of the degree(s) that the applicant has previously been awarded
- The standing and reputation of the university or universities that awarded the degree(s)
- The duration and type of work experience the applicant has obtained
- The relevance of the applicant's work experience to the course for which they have applied.
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent).
English Language Requirements
All applicants must also meet the English language requirements of the University of Melbourne.
You can use TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (academic tests) or CAE to meet the University's English language requirements. You must satisfy the requirements in one sitting and within the 24 months preceding application. The University of Melbourne TOEFL Institution Code is 0974.
|IELTS* (academic English Only)||6.5 (with no band less than 6.0)|
|TOEFL (paper-based test)*||577 + TWE 4.5|
|TOEFL (internet-based test)*|| 79 +|
|Pearson Test of English (Academic)||58 + no communicative skill below 50|
|Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)||176 + no skill below 169|
* Required scores must be achieved from a single test report, even if you have sat for multiple TOEFL or IELTS tests.
There are also other ways to satisfy the English language requirement.
It is also recommended that international applicants contact their nearest Australian Embassy or High Commission to ascertain the English requirements for obtaining a student visa.
The course and subject fees are the same for domestic and international students.
|Per 12.5 credit point subject||$5,552|
Students will need to pay the prescribed subject fees. Subject fees will increase from year to year. Fees will not be held constant for any period.
FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that helps eligible Australian fee-paying students pay all or part of their tuition fees.
International students may be eligible for the following categories of Australian scholarships:
Scholarships may also be provided by government and non-government organisations in a students' home country. Please contact the relevant organisation in your country for specific details.
- Melbourne Law School - Scholarships, Prizes and Awards
- University of Melbourne - Scholarships
- Scholarships in Australia (The Good Universities Guide)
Applications are accepted throughout the year.
- Australian or New Zealand citizens
- Australian permanent residents
- Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders
The majority of students will start in either the Semester 1 (start of year) or Semester 2 (mid year) intake:
Begin study in Applications close* 2020 Semester 1 (February) 21 February 2020 2020 Semester 2 (July) 17 July 2020
For students wishing to begin study outside of the normal intake periods (e.g. A Winter intensive subject) - find your first subject's starting date in the Handbook, then find the name of the intake period you should apply for below.
First subject commences in Intake name August to November Spring December to early February Summer March to May Autumn June to early July Winter
Applicants are advised to apply at least a month prior to the start of the subject.
Note: Students will need to ensure their desired subject hasn't yet reached it's quota limit - view class quotas on the MLM enrolment status page.
There are two intakes each year for international students.
Application closing dates
- Start Year Intake (commencing February): 31 October
- Mid Year Intake (commencing July): 30 April
Once we receive the completed application we aim to have a response to you within four to six weeks.
Orientation week for full-time students
- Start year intake: 25 February - 1 March 2019
- Mid year intake: 22-26 July 2019
Orientation for part-time students
Online via the Learning Management System (LMS)