LAW-20062 - European Union Law
Coordinator: John Cotter Tel: +44 1782 7 34519
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective





LAW-10039 (Legal Essentials)

Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

To develop students knowledge and understanding of the key institutions, methods and principles of EU law.
To critically assess the importance of EU law as a site of engagement for individuals and groups interested in legal reform and to critically evaluate the processes of European integration and disintegration and form an independent opinion on the past, present and future of EU law.

Intended Learning Outcomes

acquire a detailed knowledge of the relevant and substantive legal principles underpinning EU law
: 1
acquire an advanced critical understanding of specific cases under consideration and their relevance to the development of related principles in EU law: 1
undertake independent legal research so as to able to analyse key issues in EU Law: 1

Study hours

12 x 2-hour lectures
6 x 1-hour tutorials
24 hours of tutorial preparation
48 hours of pre- and post-lecture reading
48 hours of revision and assessment preparation

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Open Book Examination weighted 100%
28-hour online open book exam
The word limit for the assessment is 2,500 words. The unseen assessment is divided into two parts (Part A and Part B). Students must complete both parts. Part A consists of eight short questions, of which students must answer five. The maximum word count for each question is 250 words. Each question carries equal marks. Part B contains two problem questions. Students must answer one of these questions. The paper will be released on the KLE at 9am on the morning of the exam. Students will have 28 hours to submit their answers. Although 28 hours has been allocated as the time frame within which answers must be submitted, it is expected that students will take no more than 2-3 hours to complete their answers. Answers must be completed and submitted in accordance with the Law School-approved rubric for 28-hour online assessments.