Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
European Law
Academic Year
Semester 2
LC20620, LC30620, CT20620 or CT30620 Public Law / Cyfraith Gyhoeddus
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Reading List

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay  (2,500 words)  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  (2,500 words)  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Exam  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Explain and analyze the significance of the fundamental constitutional and institutional structures of the European Union.

2. Show evidence of having completed legal research in order to demonstrate an advanced level of competence in locating and using both primary and secondary sources of European law as well as doctrinal and theoretical perspectives on European law.

3.Demonstrate a critical and sophisticated understanding of how different categories of European law interact with national legal systems.

4. Elucidate, in a comprehensive manner, the principles on which the internal market is based and how these are reflected in Treaty provisions and developed in secondary legislation and case law of the European Court of Justice.

5. Apply the relevant legal principles to the resolution and clarification of theoretical and/or practical problems which raise issues relating to aspects of European Union Law.

Brief description

European Union (EU) law is a very large body of rules which govern a wide spectrum of commercial and social activities at member state level. This module introduces the materials and methodologies of European legal orders and explains the principal features of the legal regimes based on the European Union. The module focuses particularly on the processes of law-making; the implementation and enforcement of EU law and policy; the legal accountability other European Union institutions; the relationship between the EU and national systems, together with the legal rules governing the internal market. The course covers both substantive and institutional law.


​It is envisaged that this module will cover the following topics:

Topic 1: Character of EU Law

Topic 2: EU Institutions

Topic 3: Legislative Process

Topic 4 : Enforcement of EU Law

Topic 5: EU Administrative Law

Topic 6: Internal Market Law

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Seminar discussions will develop individual and group presentation and oral argument.
Improving own Learning and Performance The seminar participation and exam will develop different aspects of academic research, from understanding and referencing sources through the dissemination of ideas to others orally, and developing written communication skills.
Information Technology Library and research skills are fundamental to preparation for seminars and exam.
Personal Development and Career planning Requirement for professional legal practice and for transnational context of modern legal practice.
Problem solving Seminar discussion/preparation and debate.
Research skills Research and preparation for essay, seminars and exam.
Subject Specific Skills Reading and understanding relevant materials in the field of European law primarily case law and academic analysis.
Team work Group activities and discussion in seminars.


This module is at CQFW Level 6