Competition Law and Markets (M6074)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module looks at the application of competition law to government interventions in markets.

It examines the major competition law frameworks applicable to subsidies, public procurement, state-owned enterprises and export support.

It compares and contrasts the competition laws in major jurisdictions, including the EU, US and China.

It also critically examines the role of competition in emerging economies and the legal implications of non-market economy status.

Major disputes involving unfair state practices will be assessed at domestic and international levels, along with remedies available.


45%: Lecture
55%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: