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What will I learn?

Designed for professionals in the private and public sectors who are aspiring to build or advance a career in this field, the Specialist Certificate in Global Competition Law will advance your economic and legal knowledge, and enable you to take on new professional challenges.

You will gain important foundational knowledge about the historical origins and development of competition systems, the policy objectives of the law, and the role of economics in the design and application of competition law.

The innovative course content examines the policies, laws and enforcement experiences of the major jurisdictions in this field, the United States and European Union, while also drawing on the experiences in other jurisdictions, particularly the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia. Designed to suit the needs of busy professionals, this course is delivered wholly online, using sophisticated interactive technology. You will learn from world-leading experts in the field and connect with a global network of like-minded peers.

Course aims The Specialist Certificate in Global Competition Law responds to the global proliferation of competition and consumer policies and laws, and their increasingly active enforcement. Competition policy and law are a crucial means of driving economic growth, higher living standards and productivity at national and global levels. The course aims to provide professionals working in the public or private sector with advanced competencies in legal and economic analysis and problem-solving abilities.

Pathways

Upon completion of this course, you may choose to proceed to the Graduate Diploma in Global Competition and Consumer Law, Master of Laws (Global Competition and Consumer Law) or the Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law with credit for the subjects you have completed in the Specialist Certificate.

The Specialist Certificate in Global Competition Law is a 25-point program, designed to be undertaken part time over six months. To achieve the qualification, you must complete:

  • One core subject, worth 12.5 points
  • One elective, worth 12.5 points.

Career outcomes

As a graduate, you will demonstrate you are a critical thinker with strong reasoning and analytical skills. You will have an advanced capacity to apply your knowledge in a way that addresses major economic and social problems, as well as a strong sense of intellectual integrity, a high standard of professionalism and sophisticated advocacy and communication skills.

You will graduate with a world-recognised qualification, positioning you to act as a leader in your field, able to use your expertise to make positive contributions to your profession and community.

Which department am I in?

Melbourne Law School

Study options

Online/Distance (6 months)

Tuition fees
AUD $11,104 for the entire course
Start date

25 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to successfully complete an undergraduate degree. English language requirements: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score from a minimum between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score from a minimum 176 with no skill below 169.

For international students

To be considered for entry to the Specialist Certificate in Global Competition Law, applicants must have completed:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline; and
  • One year of documented relevant professional experience.

In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

TOEFL – you need a score from a minimum of 577+ including a score of at least 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test. Or a score of at least 79 and scores of at least 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test.

IELTS – you need a score from a minimum of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score from a minimum between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score from a minimum 176 with no skill below 169.

  • Prior academic performance, and
  • Professional experience.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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