European Union Law

Module code: 6BUCL003W
Faculty: Westminster Business School
Credit Level: 6
Credit value: 20
Available to: Westminster Business School students only, however students on some courses are unable to choose Westminster Electives  – see list of exemptions. Please note elective modules are subject to availability.

This module will enable you to understand the working of the European Union, and the impact of EU law on business. You will explore the role of EU institutions and the effect of EU law upon the legal systems of member states, and examine the importance of single market policies relating to goods, persons and services. The module also covers the impact of EU social policy (especially sex discrimination) and EU competition policy upon business activity, and the effect of EU environmental policy.

By the time you complete the module you will be able to critically assess the reasons for the creation of EU law, research and apply EU legislation and case law to business scenarios, and design appropriate solutions to typical business problems in areas affected by EU law. You will also be able to evaluate the effect of EU law decisions on the legal systems of member states.

The module will be delivered through a combination of weekly lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. The seminars and workshops will be used to develop your understanding of the law, research and problem-solving skills, and essay writing techniques. Assessment is based around two key pieces of coursework – an in-module essay (1,000 words) and an end-of-module essay (3,000 words).

This module will only be available from 2017/18 academic year.