Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW2034: European Union Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.
While 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:
Introducing the European Union: history and evolution.
EU institutions: The Commission, Council of the EU, European Council, European Parliament and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Sources of EU law: transfer, competence and law making.
The EU legal system: The Treaties, primary and secondary legislation. General principles.
Doctrine of supremacy. Reception of EU la by member states.
Direct and indirect effect. State liability.
Preliminary Rulings. Actions against Member States.
Free movement of goods – tariffs and fiscal barriers.
Free movement of goods – non- fiscal barriers.
Free movement of workers.
Fundamental rights protection.
Freedom of establishment and services.
EU competition law.
Environmental law and protection.
EU administrative law.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities||22||22 x 1 hour Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities||13.5||9 x 1.5 hour seminars|
|Scheduled learning and teaching||13.5||9 x 1.5 hour syndicate workshops|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities||9||9 x 1 hour Q & A sessions|
|Guided Independent study||18||9 x 2 hour peer-led syndicates meetings and activities|
|Guided Independent study||67||Syndicates and seminars preparation|
|Guided Independent study||77||Assessment preparation|
|Guided Independent study||10||Formative assessment|
|Guided Independent Study||70||Individual reading and lecture preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).