Level of study Second Year
Credit value 30
Semester 1 and 2
The historical origins of the European Union and its economic and political objectives; selected substantive provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (in outline); the institutional framework of the European Union and its decision making processes; the legal status of the law deriving from the Treaties on which the European Union is based and its relationship with the national laws of the Member States; the judicial architecture of the European Union; the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice and the General Court of the European Union. Students will be required to prepare an assessed essay of 2,500 words on a subject relevant to the module set by the module team.
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, seminars, web-based instruction