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Course Overview

Historically, markets of the EEC/EU were integrated mainly on the basis of the case law of ECJ/CJEU using fundamental freedoms as a tool. Today, these freedoms are still an important pillar of the economic constitution, but free trade and competition between Member States’ undertakings have to be supported by other policies and the creation of competition in markets that suffer from market failure. This course looks at the integrating function of fundamental freedoms and develops further insights into the essential influence that the European Legal Order has on State domestic legal systems - and also, especially, on the economic systems. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor Florian Becker

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Law (LS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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

Constitutional framework of the EU intervening into the economic system; basic assumptions on the relationship of state(s) and economic systems; fundamental rights and freedoms (of services, goods and capital) as a framework of economic activity; selected topics of EU economic law: state aids, state owned companies, public procurement; economisation of other areas of EU-law (e.g. environmental law).

Further Information & Notes

This course is taught in block teaching format by Professor Florian Becker

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

15 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


First Attempt: One 4000 word essay (40%); one 3-hour written examination (60%) Re-sit Attempt: 3 hour examination.

Formative Assessment




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