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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

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
  • Dr Justin Borg-Barthet

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • LS1522 Legal Method (Studied)
  • Either LS1021 Legal System (Studied) or LS1025 Legal System (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


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?


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.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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.


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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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