Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3157B: European Union Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  1. The Institutions of the EU, sources of EU law, law-making procedures, competence and subsidiarity.

  2. Enforcement before national courts – the principles of direct effect and supremacy, the preliminary reference procedure, national remedies and state liability.

  3. General Introduction to the Single Market: Free movement of goods and free movement of persons, including citizenship.

  4. Fundamental rights protection.

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 & teaching activities1111 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activity105 x 5 x 2 hour teacher-led seminars
Scheduled learning and teaching105 x 2 hour 5 x 2 hour teacher-led surgeries
Guided Independent Study105 x 2 hour peer-led syndicate meetings & activities
Guided Independent study15Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided Independent study15Syndicate preparation
Guided Independent study15Seminar preparation
Guided Independent study21Formative assessment preparation
Guided Independent study43Summative assessment preparation

Online Resources

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