Law and Policy of the European Union advanced (M3031)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

This module examines the law and policy of the EU, with an emphasis on the role of law as a tool of European integration. The first part concentrates on a detailed study of the constitutional principles and values of the EU as expressed in the treaties and case law of the Court of Justice.

The second half of the module addresses substantive law, particularly in relation to the single market (in persons, goods and services) and non-market issues such as citizenship of the European Union and protection of fundamental rights.


69%: Lecture
31%: Seminar


50%: Examination (Unseen examination)
50%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 61 hours of contact time and 239 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: