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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2103: European Union Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


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

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Greta Bosch ()





Available via distance learning


The European Union is one of the most successful international organisations ever created. For over almost half a century, the United Kingdom’s membership of the EU has had a major impact on the English legal system and on numerous areas of public policy, ranging from trade and agriculture to education and internal security. Brexit transforms this long-standing relationship, but EU law will remain relevant for the foreseeable future. Much of EU law will continue to apply within the UK’s domestic legal order in the form of retained law. While the UK will no longer be bound by new rules adopted by the EU, an understanding of these rules and the EU’s legal order remains important, for the EU will not cease to be one of the major trading partners of the UK. More generally, studying the EU provides an excellent opportunity to explore a different legal system and the distinct legal and political dynamics it generates.

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