Module Information

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Course Delivery



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

Learning Outcomes

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

Display an understanding of the ecology of food production and consumption and an appreciate of the relevance of ecology to development and character of EU policy and law in this field.

Display a knowledge and understanding of the underlying rationale and methodology of this broad field of EU policy and law and the tensions that exist therein.

Critically evaluate and test arguments relating to the need for, and value of, an over-arching system of supra-national governance in this field.

Critically engage and evaluate arguments relating to the role of law in mediating complex and potentially conflicting stakeholder interests - particularly in the context of highly controversial and politically and economically sensitive technologies such as agri-food biotechnology.

Locate and evaluate the relevant literature and materials in this field and use them in critical discussion of the aspects of food ecology and law studied in the module.

Present critical and well informed argument relating to the development and influence of European food policy and law with reference to the UK context.


This module is at CQFW Level 7