Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2096: Brexit Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Mihail Danov (Convenor)


EU Law



Available via distance learning


In this module you will consider the legal implications of the UK decision to leave the European Union. The focus will be on how cross-border trade and market access would/should be regulated in the post-Brexit era. More specifically, you will consider the various (tariff and non-tariff) barriers which the UK businesses could face. The relevant policy-options (unilateral, bilateral, and multilateral) which may be used to promote cross-border trade will be duly examined from a UK perspective, reflecting upon possible regulatory arrangements (including any regulatory alignment measures). Since market access may be restricted by various anti-competitive business practices, the competition law aspects and Brexit implications will also be studied. Particular attention will be paid to the resolution of cross-border trade disputes (involving States) as well as to private commercial disputes with an international element.

The issues are important because UK companies (and individuals) entering into cross-border civil and commercial transactions would have to take into account a number of potentially different regulatory regimes (which will probably modify in the months to come). Since this is an area of law which is developing at present, you would have a unique opportunity to engage with a large number of recent reports/studies with a view to identifying the legal implications of the post-Brexit regulatory challenges and opportunities.

The module is set to build on the optional 15-credit EU Law module (which is a pre-requisite for taking this module). This makes the module appropriate for students studying law at undergraduate level.

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