Module Identifier EU10210  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Mr Nicholas Perdikis  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   16 Hours 2 per week  
  Seminars / Tutorials   3 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours  80%
Semester Assessment Essay: One essay plus satisfactory completion of the course.  20%
Supplementary Exam Exam and resubmission of assessment 

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
understand the main forces that have shaped and continue to influence the development of the European Economy.


This module is designed to introduce students to the nature, development and integration of the European economy. It will concentrate in particular on the creation, consolidation and expansion of the European Union. The module will also examine the economic transition of non EU members but will emphasise their movement towards full membership of the EU.

Brief description

This module is designed to introduce students to the nature and development of the European economy. More specifically it concentrates on the earlier economic divisions of Europe between free market economies on the one hand and centrally planned economies on the other, the collapse of the latter and the desire for closer European economic union. The course will conclude with a discussion concerning the forces that are currently influencing the future shape of the European economy.


Introduction and Overview
The Post War Economicand Political Settlement
The European Union
The EU Budget
The EU and the Single Market
Monetary Integration
EU Enlargement

Transferable skills

More specifically by taking this module students will enhance several transferable skills. Attendance at lectures should help note taking. Essay writing will enhance writing as well as time management skills and problem solving. The debates should also enhance teamwork, communiction and presentational skills and reinforce further time management skills. The inclusion of web sites and encouragement to use the library fully should help to enhance basic IT and research skills.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
D Aldcroft "The European Economy 1914-1990", Routledge
T Hitiris European Union Economics, 5th edition. FT Prentice Hall


This module is at CQFW Level 4