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Global Antitrust in a Digital World

University of Sussex

19 days
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About

This Global Antitrust in a Digital World module from University of Sussex explores the importance of the role of Antitrust (Competition) Law in a global and digital context.  

Overview

About this Course:

We will consider whether the role of antitrust is to protect consumers; or to protect the market? We will focus upon the biggest challenge for governments, regulators and consumers. How should antitrust law used to regulate “Big Tech”? The growth of large cross-border power and digital companies, allegedly wield an outsized influence over intellectual property rights, democracy, human rights and our data. Can, and should, antitrust law be used to regulate this power?

Through interactive lectures, you will demonstrate an awareness of the major contemporary issues involved in the use of antitrust law, particularly in the Big Tech industry - Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google and Uber may be used as case studies. You will need to demonstrate engagement with up-to-date knowledge of the common features of global antitrust law including cartels, monopolies, dominant positions, mergers, state intervention in markets and intellectual property rights.

This is a second year module, so whilst no specific academic background is required, students will be expected to analyse and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of using antitrust law. In particular, how antitrust deals with emerging contemporary issues involving intellectual property and alleged power of digital platforms. This module will interest students from academic backgrounds in Business, Law, Marketing, Digital Technology and Politics.

This Global Antitrust in a Digital World module from University of Sussex benefits from the teaching and research expertise from a range of fields, including EU Market Law, Free movement provisions and Competition Law. School of Law, Politics and Sociology was recognised as a Top Uni in the UK for best politics scene (Which? University 2018).

Programme Structure

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an up-to-date knowledge of the common features of global antitrust law. This involves cartels, monopolies and dominant positions, mergers, state intervention in markets and intellectual property rights.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the major contemporary issues involved in the use of antitrust law by governments and regulators.
  • Analyse and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of using antitrust law to deal with emerging contemporary issues involving intellectual property and the alleged power of digital platforms. This will include an understanding of the business model of digital platforms.
  • Interact effectively with different policy approaches towards the use of antitrust law and policy as a regulatory tool at the national and international level.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 19 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

15 alternative credits
  • Contact hours: 40 hours 
  • Credits: 15 Sussex Credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.8

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should be currently studying at university when applying for the Summer School, however you don’t need to have completed a full year of study. 

  • We require students to have a minimum of 2.8 GPA out of 4 or equivalent.
  • You’ll be asked to provide evidence of qualifications with your application. We assess each application individually and may contact you to request further information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1500 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.
  • National

    1500 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

If you are applying from a partner institution or via an agency, you may be asked to pay your fees or a portion of your fees to them instead of Sussex.If you're not sure who to pay your fees to check with the study abroad office at your home institution or contact the Summer Programmes team at summer@sussex.ac.uk.

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