Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3157B: European Union Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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, 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||27.5||11 x 2.5 hour seminars|
|Guided independent study||75.5||Individual reading and seminar preparation|
|Guided independent study||47||Assessment preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).