Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2093: EU Trade Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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 Julia Schmidt (Convenor)


EU Law (15 credits)



Available via distance learning


The aim of the module is to provide you with a thorough understanding of EU trade law. You will be introduced to a variety of different EU policy fields that are part of the EU’s external trade relationships and the legal constitutional foundations of the EU’s external trade policy. The module EU Trade Law will be taught by a law-in-context approach. You will discuss issues relating to European trade law predominantly from a European legal perspective but you will also get accustomed to some of its practical implications and recent developments in order to develop a critical understanding of the EU as an international economic actor.


The combination of theoretical approaches with a discussion of recent EU trade law developments and their practical implications will be of particular interest to you if you intend to advice foreign ministries in trade related matters, if you are interested in a commercial legal career or if you are interested in the European Union as an international actor more generally.


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