LAW-30069 - Law of the European Union 1
Coordinator: Maria Tzanou Tel: +44 1782 7 33093
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2020/21

Law of the European Union 1 introduces students to the key institutions, methods and principles of European Union law. Part A (Introduction: A New Legal Order) introduces the institutions and processes which are particular to EU law, which bring about its application to individuals in the Member States, and which are constructing a new constitutionalism and citizenship. Part B (EU Administrative Law) looks at administrative rules and procedures within the Union, i.e. the ways in which power is defined, exercised, controlled and distributed among European institutions and the Member States. Part C (A Union of Rights?) considers if and to what extent the Union has developed into something more than a mere economic community. This module assesses the importance of European Union law and encourages students to critically evaluate the process of European integration.

Introduce students to the key institutions, methods and principles of EU law
Assess the importance of EU law as a site of engagement for individuals and groups interested in legal reform
Critically evaluate the process of European integration and form an independent opinion on the past, present and future of EU law
Conduct legal research and solve practical problems

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Articulate a detailed knowledge of the relevant and substantive legal principles underpinning EU law. will be achieved by assessments: 1
Acquire an advanced critical understanding of specific cases under consideration and their relevance to the development of related principles in EU law. will be achieved by assessments: 1
Undertake independent legal research so as to able to analyse key issues in EU Law. will be achieved by assessments: 1

Study hours

Lectures: 18 hours
Seminars: 4 hours
Lecture and Seminar preparation: 60 hours
Exam preparation and private study: 68 hours
Total: 150 hours
In order to assist students in their essay writing and problem analysis skills, students will be asked to submit before two of the four tutorials, answers to one tutorial essay question and one tutorial problem question and they will be provided with feedback on their answers. Students also receive feedback from their module tutors on their plans for the seen essay question set for the mixed exam.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Mixed Exam weighted 100%
2 hours, 1 unseen and 1 seen question with equal weighting.