Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM083: Competition Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module's precise content may vary, it is envisaged that the syllabus will include all/some of the following topics, which will be covered in this order.

Seminar 1: Content, Context and Modernisation of Competition law; Article 101 TFEU: Defining Relevant Markets and the Undertaking, criteria of assessment
Seminar 2: Article 101 TFEU Analysis & Article 102 TFEU: The abuse of dominance.
Seminar 3: European Merger Control Regulation 139/2004
Seminar 4: Article 106 TFEU: States and Markets.
Seminar 5: Articles 107-109 TFEU State Aids Policy, Filters & Procedures: State Aid: The Economic Crisis, Aid to Financial Institutions.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching155 x 3 hours seminars
Guided independent study135135 hours consisting of: 75 hours guided independent preparation for seminars, and 60 hours preparation and writing of summative essay

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

- See in particular the WebPages of the Commission on:

- Case law of the European Court of Justice available at: