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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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Justin Borg Barthet

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

  • Either Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)
  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • LS1025 Legal System (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


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

1000 word essay (40%)

2x 750 word essay (30% each)

Alternative Resit Arrangements (2020/2021)

Resit failed element in same format

Alternative Resit Arrangements (2019/2020 & C8 Students)

Essay 25% carried forward

Exam 75%


Formative Assessment

2x MCQ tests

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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