Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3157B: European Union Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Aims

EU law remains important despite Brexit. Firstly, the EU has been a source of inspiration for a considerable amount of law that is now retained and applied in England and Wales. Secondly, the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement strongly indicates that the EU will remain a significant UK trading partner for the foreseeable future. The purpose of this module is therefore to provide you with a foundational understanding of EU law, which will help elucidate aspects of English and Welsh law, and which will equip you with the knowledge and perspective needed for an outward-looking and globalised practice.

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. identify, explain and critically evaluate key issues in EU law and to apply relevant rules and theories;
2. compare, analyse and synthesise the principal rules and theories relating to EU law.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. demonstrate detailed knowledge of legal concepts and their contextual, social, and political implications;
4. select, integrate and present coherently and reflectively relevant law and legal or theoretical arguments.
Personal and Key Skills5. manage relevant learning resources, information and learning strategies to develop own arguments and opinions with minimum guidance;
6. work independently and manage time efficiently in preparing for scheduled learning activities and assessments.