Module Title:European Union Law 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - the students will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various legal scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported by online learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: To provide students with an understanding of substantive European Union law through the study of the free movement of goods and persons; competition policy; social policy; equality of treatment and pay in employment and cooperation in criminal matters.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Identify trends in EU principles and policies and evaluate the role played by substantive rules of EU law in determining and implementing such principles and policies
LO2 Apply the rules and principles of EU law to realistic problem situations
LO3 Analyse the impact of EU law on national legal systems
LO4 Access and use paper and electronic primary sources relating to the substantive law and the legal framework of the European Union
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
EU Citizenship
The evolution and nature of EU citizenship • The right to move and reside within the Union • Political rights of EU citizens
Meaning, defences and remedies • EU equal opportunities law • Equality grounds • The scope of EU equal opportunities policy
Introduction to EU Criminal Law
Internal security • Judicial cooperation in criminal matters • Harmonisation of criminal law • Police cooperation
The Internal Market
Purpose of the internal market • Legal framework and legal basis for legislation • Techniques of regulation • Non-economic interests and internal market • Regulatory competition
Introduction to Economic and Monetary Union
The architecture of economic and monetary union • Institutions: the European Central Bank and the European System of Central Banks • The excessive deficit procedure • Economic surveillance and the Broad Economic Policy Guidelines
The Four Freedoms
Free movement of goods • Free movement of persons • Free movement of services • Free movement of capital
EU Competition Law
Aims of EU competition law • Prohibition of anti-competitive agreements, decisions, and concerted practices • Abuse of a dominant position • Enforcement
Fundamental Rights
The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – direct effect, horizontal effect, interpretation, and interaction with the European Convention on Human Rights
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4 100.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 14.00
Total Hours 17.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 1.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 8 Group Elective 1
CW_HHLAW_B OLD Honours Bachelor of Laws Degree - LLB 6 Mandatory