Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3157B: European Union Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
Introducing the European Union: history and evolution.
EU institutions: The Commission, Council of the EU, European Council, European Parliament and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Sources of EU law: transfer, competence and law making.
The EU legal system: The Treaties, primary and secondary legislation. General principles.
Doctrine of supremacy. Reception of EU law by member states.
Direct and indirect effect. State liability.
Preliminary Rulings. Actions against Member States.
Free movement of goods – tariffs and fiscal barriers.
Free movement of goods – non-fiscal barriers.
Free movement of workers.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning & teaching activities||12||12 x 1 hour lectures|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activity||6||4 x 1.5 hour seminars|
|Scheduled learning and teaching||6||4 x 1.5 hour syndicate workshop meetings & activities|
|Scheduled learning and teaching||4||4 x 1 hour Q&A sessions|
|Guided Independent study||60||12 x 5 hour Individual reading and lecture preparation|
|Guided Independent study||12||4 x 3 hours Syndicate preparation|
|Guided Independent study||12||4 x 3 hours Seminar preparation|
|Guided Independent study||8||Formative assessment|
|Guided Independent study||30||Summative assessment preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).