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EU Law


Admission requirements

Admission to the MA International Relations, track European Union Studies.


This course will explore the legal dimension of European integration. The EU is unique in its institutional set-up, its supranational legal order and its interplay with the legal order of its Member States. Accordingly, the course will outline on the main chapters of EU constitutional and substantive law. Special attention will be paid to the four freedoms and the rigts of EU citizens.

Course objectives

Having successfully completed the course, students will be familiar with the main legal questions that arise in the context of the EU. They will have good understanding of the particularities of the EU legal order and decision making as well as the main areas of substantive law. In terms of skills, the students will be able to find sources (judgments, secondary legislation) and to identify the important elements of these sources.



Mode of instruction


Course Load

Total course load for the course: 5 EC x 28 hours = 140 hours

  • Hours spent on attending lectures and seminars: 2 hours per week x 14 weeks = 28 hours

  • Time for studying the compulsory literature: 112 hours

Assessment method

  • Midterm exam = 40%

  • Final exam = 60%

Resit exam: January 2015. In order to be eligible for the resit, students have to have participated in the midterm and the final exam and have to have failed the course.


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Reading list

  • The Treaty of the European Union & The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Blackstone’s EU Treaties and Legislation latest edition or Kenner, European Union Legislation (Routledge Student Statutes)).

  • Chalmers,_ Davies and Monti, European Union Law,_ second edition CUP 2010, ISBN 9780521121514

-Additional materials will be posted on Blackboard


Via uSis.
See also: registration and admission requirements for the Master EUS

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