Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW2103: European Union Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (12 weeks)
Dr Aurel Sari (Lecturer)
Dr Matthew Cole (Convenor)
|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.