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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
European Union Law (Online LLB)
Reference BS2306 Version 2
Created January 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 8
Approved August 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended July 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
The aims of this module are to examine the constitutional law and substantive law of the European Union; EU institutional structure, sources of law, constitutional principles, jurisdiction, single market principles and free movement law.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Understand and evaluate the nature and sources of European Union Law as well as the EU’s legislative processes.
2 Analyse the European Union's institutional structure and constitutional framework.
3 Critically discuss and debate the constitutional principles of the European Union.
4 Understand the relationship between EU law and national law and the allocation of competences between the EU and the Member States.
5 Discuss and analyse the principles of the EU single market and demonstrate knowledge of EU free movement of goods law and EU citizenship and free movement of persons law.

Indicative Module Content
Introduction to the European Union, institutional structure of the EU, sources of law, legislative processes, constitutional framework, relationship between EU law and national law, constitutional principles of the EU (supremacy, direct effect, fundamental rights), principles of the EU single market including citizenship, free movement of persons law and free movement of goods law.

Module Delivery
This is a lecture and tutorial based module. Lectures provide core module content. Tutorials develop associated higher level skills through student centred learning. In the distance learning mode, in addition, online activities will form part of the module contact time.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only [for the purposes of the Key Information Set (KIS)]
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Written coursework exercise
Component 2
Type: Examination Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Written examination
Component 3
Type: Coursework Weighting: 0% Outcomes Assessed: 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Compliance on a pass/fail basis with the requirement to participate in online forum and tutorial activities.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by three components: C1 - Coursework - 30% weighting. C2 - Examination - 70% weighting . C3 - Compliance on a pass/fail basis with the requirement to participate in online forum and tutorial activities. Participation requirement - each student will normally require to (1) complete at least two out of three interactive activities in this module; (2) attend and participate in at least 4 out of the 5 synchronous online tutorial sessions per module. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A At least 70% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component and a Pass in Component 3
B At least 60% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component and a Pass in Component 3
C At least 50% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component and a Pass in Component 3
D At least 40% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component and a Pass in Component 3
E At least 35% on weighted aggregate and a Pass in Component 3
F Less than 35% on weighted aggregate OR a Fail in Component 3
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to SCQF 8 entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 BARNARD, C., 2016. The substantive law of the EU. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2 CRAIG, P. and DE BURCA, G., 2016. EU law. 6th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
3 EDWARD, D. and LANE, R., 2013. Edward and Lane on European Union law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
4 FOSTER, N., 2016. Blackstone's EU treaties and legislation 2015-2016. 27th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
5 KACZOROWSKA, A., 2013. European Union Law. 3rd ed. Oxford: Routledge.
6 WEATHERILL, S., 2016. Cases and materials on EU law. 12th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

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