Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM087: Competition Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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.

Content, Context and Modernisation of Competition law; Article 101 TFEU: Defining Relevant Markets and the Undertaking, criteria of assessment.

Article 101 TFEU Analysis & Article 102 TFEU: The abuse of dominance.

European Merger Control Regulation 139/2004

Article 106 TFEU: States and Markets.

Articles 107-109 TFEU State Aids Policy

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 activities3010 x 3 hour Lecturer-led seminars
Guided independent study150Preparation for seminars
Guided independent study120Preparation and writing of summative essay assessment

Online Resources

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

See in particular the Web pages of the European Commission on:

Case law of the European Court of Justice available at:

Other Learning Resources

Westlaw, Lexis, EURLex