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LS2026: EU INSTITUTIONS AND LAW (2017-2018)

Last modified: 05 Jun 2017 14:09


Course Overview

This course examines the composition and function of the EU Institutions (including preliminary rulings), sources and supremacy, direct effect of EU Law, state liability and judicial review. Other topics covered include human rights in the EU, persons and citizenship, establishment and services, free movement of goods, and competition law.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Justin Borg-Barthet

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • LS2018 European Union Law - Institutions and Judicial System (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  • Introduction and history of the EU.
  • EU Institutions (including preliminary rulings).
  • Sources and supremacy.
  • General principles of EU Law.
  • Direct effect of EU Law.
  • State liability and judicial review.
  • Fundamental rights.
  • The Single Market.
  • Persons and Citizenship.
  • Establishment and Services.
  • Free Movement of Goods.
  • Competition Law.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor Of Laws (Accelerated) With English Law
  • Bachelor Of Laws With English Law & European Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Laws (Accelerated)
  • Bachelor of Laws (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws and Belgian Law (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws and European Legal Studies (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws and French Law (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws and German Law (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws and Spanish Law (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws with English Law
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Accountancy (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Business Management (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Economics (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in French Language (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Gaelic Language (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in German Language (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Management Studies (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Music (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Spanish Language (Hons)

Contact Teaching Time

38 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Assessed coursework (25%) ( essay 2,000 words) - 1 two-hour written exam (75%).

Resit: Assessed coursework (25%) ( essay 2,000 words) - 1 two-hour written exam (75%).

Formative Assessment

Students will be required to submit a non-counting written answer to a tutorial problem.

Feedback

The tutorial exercise will be returned with a mark and written feedback.

The assessed essay will also be returned with written feedback.
Feedback will be given on an ongoing basis in tutorials in the form of tutors' responses to students' in-class contributions.
Anyone who fails the exam may, if they approach the course co-ordinator, receive oral feedback on his/her exam performance.

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