Admission is based solely on academic merit. If applying from overseas, you should supply a transcript of your law degree marks together with two reference letters and provide proof of proficiency in English. You will still be considered for admission if you have already accepted the offer of a place at any other London College or elsewhere. For fuller details on application procedures and entry requirements, please refer to the How to apply section. When you apply for any of these LLMs, please indicate which courses you would like to do on the Course Details section of the application form.
Months of entry
he LLM in Competition Law programme offers you the opportunity to study the application of competition law in relation to different business phenomena, ranging from anti-competitive agreements and abusive dominance to mergers. Competition law is an exciting and important area of law, particularly internationally and across the EU. You will also have an opportunity to explore the interface between competition law and related areas such as intellectual property rights and trade.
Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and in many cases professional experiences from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC)
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC) at Queen Mary conducts research in competition law and policy and offers training to judges, lawyers, business people and enforcement officials in the field of competition law. The ICC runs an annual event 'Crowell & Moring conference: Trends and Developments in Global Competition Law'.
ICC Global Antitrust Review
The Global Antitrust Review is an online refereed student journal that aims to encourage and promote scholarship among young competition law scholars.
The Master of Laws (LLM) is available to study full-time for one year or part-time for two years.
Each of the LLM programmes follows a common format: you will take 135 credits worth of taught modules (examined in May-June) and thereafter you work on a 15,000-word dissertation worth 45 credits (submitted mid August).
What differs from programme to programme is the range of modules that you are required to choose from. If you wish to take an unrestricted range of modules and any approved dissertation topic you should apply for theMaster of Laws.
To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Competition Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM available modules.
All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated below.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
- QLLM044 International and Comparative Competition Law (45 credits)
- QLLM060 International Merger Control (45 credits)
- QLLM094 UK Competition Law (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM124 European Union Competition Law (45 credits)
- QLLM178 Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Innovation (45 credits)
- QLLM305 Cartels, Collusion and Competition Law (Sem 1)
- QLLM306 Competition enforcement: From investigation to sanctions (Sem 2)
- QLLM307 Economics of Competition Law (Sem 1)
- QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1)
- QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2)
- QLLM317 Competition and the State: EU State Aid Law (Sem 1)
- QLLM318 Competition and the State: Regulation of public services in the EU (Sem 2)
Fees and funding
There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.
These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.
School of Law scholarships
The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.
Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships
We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects. http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/index.html
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Susan Sullivan
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- +44 (0)20 7882 6044