Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment One assignment of 5,000 words  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the regulatory strategies underlying European Competition Law.

Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the European Union's reform of the enforcement of its Competition Law regime.

Explain and critically evaluate the operation of the European Union's reform of the enforcement of Competition Law.

Evaluate the effect of current competition law strategies upon the regulation of commercial business activities in Europe.

Display an ability to gain an access to relevant literature and materials in this field and how to use them to engage in a critical discussion of the subject.


1. European Competition Law in the global regulatory context.

2. Article 81 EC - strategic issues of cartel regulation.

3. Article 82 EC - strategic issues relating to the regulation of monopolistic abuse.

4. New techniques in the institutional enforcement of European Competition Law.

5. The private enforcement of European Competition Law.

Brief description

This module will build upon the earlier study of European Competition Law by taking a more global and strategic approach to the issues which are currently arising from the attempted regulation of business competition within the European Union. The module will also focus upon the significant regulatory issues and challenges posed by and arising from the recent reformation of the 'public' and 'private' enforcement of European Competition Law.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Through the study and analysis of quantitative research and data.
Communication Through the presentation of information and argument in written answers to questions.
Improving own Learning and Performance Through the independent study of the subject at a distance.
Information Technology Via the teaching, study and learning which are essential to a course delivered via the medium of distance learning.
Personal Development and Career planning Through a process of independent learning and use of the study and qualification for purposes of career development.
Problem solving Through the examination and discussion of actual and hypothetical regulatory issues in relation to competition law.
Research skills Through the detailed study, at advanced level, of literature, legal materials, official documentation and research findings concerning the subject of study.
Subject Specific Skills This module provides students with the opportunity to identify, analyse, evaluate and practice a series of skills with respect to EC Competition Law.
Team work Team working skills will be encouraged and developed in group activities and discussions at the residential study schools.


This module is at CQFW Level 7