Postgraduate Module Descriptor


LAWM083: Competition Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2013/4 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims at providing a critical understanding of the development of EU competition law and policy as a key area of EU in its private and public dimension. The contemporary challenges faced by the competition regime are accentuated with the shift towards decentralised enforcement and the broader implications of the Global Financial Crisis. The module aims to enable you to understand, assess and critically address the legal issues at stake in this field of law.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. understand and critically assess the role, aims and underlying principles of competition law;
2. demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the principal features of EU competition law;
3. identify, explain, assess and analyse issues arising in the areas of competition law considered in the module and identify and apply relevant legal rules and theories to those issues;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. demonstrate a high level of ability in selecting, integrating and presenting coherently and reflectively, relevant law and legal/theoretical arguments;
5. demonstrate a high level of ability in integrating and assessing information from a wide variety of primary and secondary legal sources, using this to produce reasoned arguments and analysis in relation to legal issues;
Personal and Key Skills6. demonstrate ability to manage relevant learning resources/ information/ learning strategies and to develop own reasoned arguments and opinions with minimum guidance; and
7. communicate and engage in debate effectively and accurately, orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to the discipline and context.