Timetable Academic year 2017-2018
The LL.M. programme in Competition Law covers a full academic year, starting on 22 September 2017 and ending on 22 June 2018. The courses are organised on Friday afternoons at the premises of the FEB. A lunch is provided prior to the beginning of each class (from 12:30 onwards to 13.00).
The LL.M. programme is divided into 10 modules. Each module takes place over a period of three weeks, with three weekly lectures on Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On top of the modules, the clinical seminars will be held on three consecutive Fridays, for a duration of 5 hours each.
The LL.M. programme is geared towards the requirements of working professionals. Participants may decide to follow only part of the LL.M. programme, opting for a limited range of modules/clinical seminars which correspond to their main areas of interest.
Students interested in spreading the attendance to the programme over several years should mention it at the beginning of the application process. The Board may then allow the programme to be spread over a maximum of two years. Students who want to spread the programme over two years will be requested to pay a €500 fee per additional year. This fee covers administrative costs.
Students will be assessed at the end of each module. They must pass 10 out of the 10 exams, and submit a dissertation in order to obtain the LL.M. degree.
Assessments will typically take the form of an individual "take home examination" (e.g. case studies, multiple choice questionnaire, etc.) to be returned two weeks later. The exam is usually available a few days after the end of the module.
As part of the LL.M., each student must write a short dissertation of +/- 30 pages covering both the legal and economic aspects of the chosen topic which may be related to the student’s day-to-day professional practice and attend the 3 clinical Seminars.
Students will receive an online documentation pack comprising an outline of their course and relevant regulations, case law and academic literature for each module. Students will have access to an online teaching platform where they can upload the exam and consult the materials for each course.
Certificates and professional development points
The LL.M. degree shall only be issued to the students who have successfully completed the entire programme, composed by 10 Modules and 3 clinical seminars.
Certificates of examination or attendance can be provided to the participants who have followed separately different modules or clinical seminars. Students will have to successfully pass the take home exam for the module/s they have followed in order to receive a certificate of examination.
In addition, students attending the LL.M. programme, or part of it, are entitled to continuing professional development (CPD) points from the relevant authorities (Vlaamse Balie and OBFG).