Module Details

Module Code: LAWS C4307
Module Title: European Union Law 2
Title: European Union Law 2
Module Level:: 8
Credits:: 10
Module Coordinator: Eileen Doyle
Module Author:: John Tully
Module Description: 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 will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
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
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Additional Requisite Information
No Co Requisites listed
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
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%


Full Time

No Continuous Assessment
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 100
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Learning Non Contact No Description Every Week 14.00 14
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.50 1.5
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Catherine Barnard. European Union Law, [ISBN: 0198855753].
  • Damian Chalmers,Gareth Davies,Giorgio Monti. (2019), European Union Law, Cambridge University Press, p.1000, [ISBN: 1108463592].
  • Marios Costa,Steve Peers. Steiner and Woods EU Law, [ISBN: 019885384X].
  • Robert Schütze. (2018), European Union Law, Cambridge University Press, p.1018, [ISBN: 1108455204].
  • Dr Trevor Redmond. Law of the European Union, [ISBN: 1911611178].
  • Nigel Foster. Blackstone's EU Treaties and Legislation 2020-2021, [ISBN: 019886101X].
  • Paul Craig,Gráinne de Búrca. (2020), EU Law, Oxford University Press, USA, p.1392, [ISBN: 0198859848].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
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