European Union Law
European Union Law 2022-23
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1
The module allows students to study different areas of EU Law and its continuing relevance to the legal system of England and Wales in the form of retained EU law and the constitutional implications of the UK's entry into and withdrawal from the EU.
An indicative list of areas covered by the module includes;
- The history of the UK's membership of the EU and its impact on the UK constitution;
- The key institutions and processes within the EU;
- The process of the UK's withdrawal from the EU;
- The concept, scope and content of retained EU law, as derived from EU law, including the internal market and competition law;
- The terms of the Withdrawal Agreement and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, their incorporation into UK law, and constitutional implications.
-threshold -D- to D+ (40-49%) An answer which, while predominantly correct in its presentation of material, contains a significant level of error and is therefore not entirely reliable.
-good -B- to B+ (60-69%) High Standard: A comprehensive answer, containing all the material relevant to the question and no irrelevancy, all the material and references being accurate and correct, there being no inaccuracy or error, the whole presented in an argument which, while clear, logical and critical, leaves room for improvement in its construction and presentation. An answer which shows complete competence in the subject.
-excellent -A- to A* (70+%) An outstanding, possibly brilliant, answer, containing all the material relevant to the question and no irrelevancy, all the material and references being accurate and correct, there being no inaccuracy or error, the whole presented in a clear, logical, critical argument with little room for improvement. An answer which demonstrates a complete mastery of the subject.
-another level-C- to C+ (50-59%) An answer which, while always in the main accurate and correct, fails to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant material and is lacking in criticism. An answer which while reliable with regard to correctness is either not comprehensive or not entirely pertinent.
- Appraise the following areas: the history of the EU, the UK's membership of the EU, and the process of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, and then develop the ability to propose and justify links between these areas from legal, political and historical perspectives.
- Critically examine the constitutional implications of the UK’s membership of, and/or withdrawal from the EU.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and the ability to critically analyse retained EU law and/or aspects of EU law (e.g. the internal market and competition law).
- Demonstrate a high level of skill in articulating, structuring, and applying sophisticated arguments to actual or hypothetical factual scenarios, appropriately presenting those arguments in writing.
- Demonstrative a comprehensive knowledge of EU Law and UK law and the ability to accurately apply that knowledge to actual or hypothetical factual scenarios.
- Identify, synthesise and critically evaluate relevant sources of UK law and EU law.