Module title: EU Law

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW08120
Module leader: Clare Frances Moran
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law

Constitutional and Administrative Law or equivalent at SCQF level 7

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Clare Frances Moran
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The learning and teaching methods to be employed will be:-
1. Lectures to explain the key concepts, legal issues and current developments within the substantive and constitutional framework of the European Legal System;
2. Tutorials to discuss possible solutions to tutorial questions and weekly outline essay based on students’ research and preparation; and
3. Designated study times for group work on the compilation and presentation of course notes.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The main employability, PDP and scholarship skills are:-
a) Group work – students will present, in groups, newspaper articles relevant to EU law, links for which can then be tweeted using the EU class account.
b) Communication – oral and written communication skills are assessed in coursework and examinations and tutorial contributions; and
c) Students undertaking research and reading for coursework and tutorial/seminar preparation will be required to use both library and online resources.

Assessment (formative or summative)
Assessment for this module will comprise:-
1. One piece of written coursework of approximately 2,500 words (formative and summative assessment) to be submitted in week 9;
2. One unseen examination in week 14/15 (summative assessment); and

Research / teaching linkages
This will occur in preparation for coursework, the examination and tutorial/seminars, and in participation in tutorials and seminars. In this students will required to investigate research and information on European law contained within relevant textbooks, journal articles and online resources. Feedback from formative assessments will develop research skills further.

The module leader will also make use of her own research in the subject area, where relevant, in learning and teaching activities.

Supporting equality and diversity
1. The module content includes and examines issues such as socio-economic inequalities and discrimination, in particular it highlights the proactive role of the CJEU in extending rights to private citizens. The module is fully accessible by students through the use of Moodle to support their learning.

Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes

Summative Assessment:
Assessments for this module are reflected in section 17.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Online Tutorial 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 60 1 - 5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

• Introduction to the history and development of the EU
• EU Institutions and the legislative process
• Sources of EU Law
• Supremacy and Direct Effect
• Preliminary References (Art 267 TFEU)
• Enforcement and Direct actions against member states and EU institutions
• Introduction to the Internal Market of the EU and Competition Law.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the law of the EU institutions and the main principles of EU Law;
LO2: Identify and evaluate the system of preliminary references, judicial review, competition law;
LO3: Analyse a line of judicial reasoning and discuss the implications for the development of key EU Law concepts;
LO4: Identify and retrieve up-to-date information from a variety of sources including effective use of IT and other information retrieval systems;
LO5: Undertake independent research with minimal supervision, starting from standard legal information sources;
LO6: Demonstrate competence in the construction and support of a legal argument in writing.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - SOLANKE, IYIOLA (2015) EU LAW: PEARSON, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781408228333
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