European Union Law (FR) LAW2045

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Law
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

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

European Union Law (LAW2005)


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 on 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 this course students 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.