Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3157B: European Union Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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.
• EU citizenship.
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||30||12 x 2.5 hour seminars|
|Guided independent study||70||individual reading and seminar preparation|
|Guided independent study||20||Formative assessment|
|Guided Independent study||30||Summative assessment preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).