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European Law

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.


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Course Description

European law is a dynamic and diverse subject, involving lawyers, politicians, administrators and, of course, the public. Owing to the wide-ranging nature of European law, this course will concentrate on an explanation of the origins of the European Community and its institutions in order to discuss the nature of the European Community and its effect upon member states. The operation of European law in England and Wales will be illustrated by examples in business, employment and consumer relationships and related casesto explain the enforcement of the European Community and its remedies. The course will provide an invaluable insight into this important area of law, interdisciplinary in nature and one which is a compulsory foundation subject on qualifying law degrees.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for persons who wish to gain an understanding of the operation and effect of European law on the law of England and Wales.

Learning and Teaching

There will be lectures, classroom debate and group workshops. In addition, the tutor may suggest that you read certain newspaper and journal articles, and consult certain internet websites.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills that you have acquired. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects. The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. The Centre’s methods are designed to increase your confidence, much effort having been expended on devising ways of assessing that are enjoyable and suitable for adults leading busy lives.

Assessment for this module is by means of a class test and a written assignment.

Reading suggestions

For this course, the following books are recommended: