European Union Law LAW2005

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Law
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course is designed to provide students with a broad and substantial introduction to some of the key substantive policy areas of EU law: Free movement of goods, free movement of persons, discrimination law and competition law.


Lectures -Thursday 1500-1600 (not every week)

Requirements of Entry

Normally, the award of credit for Constitutional Law 1 (LAW1023) or equivalent courses taken in other institutions.

Excluded Courses



Normally, attendance at Law and Government or equivalent courses taken previously in other institutions.


There will be one piece of summative assessment; a two hour exam in the summer diet in which students have to answer two
questions, one problem and one essay. The essay question will be o
n the independently researched topic of the free movement of persons.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of the course are as follows:
To build on the knowledge and skills communicated in the classes of
Constitutional Law 1 and Law and Government in which the students studied the institutions and judicial system of the European Union;
to introduce students to the substantive law of the European Union, namely the internal market, competition law and policy and discrimination law;

to fulfil the requirements of the Law Society of Scotland;

to encourage interest in and awareness of the continuing process of European integration;

to show how underlying socio-political and economic factors shape the development of European Union law;

to further develop students transferable skills, in particular problem solving, written communication skills and autonomous learning skills;

to encourage independent learning in preparation for the workshops and assessment.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course each student will be able to:

· demonstrate a knowledge and comprehension of the law relating to the internal market, competition and discrimination issues in the context of the European Union
· apply their knowledge of European Union law to hypothetical problems
· write critically about law in the context of the subject matter of the course
· demonstrate an ability to analyse judgements of the European Courts
· demonstrate an ability to research and work independently

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

The minimum requirement for the award of credit is that the candidate completes the examination.
A resit examination will be held in August.