Modiwl SXL-3210:
European Union Law

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Law

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Prof Dermot Cahill

Amcanion cyffredinol

European Union Law is a compulsory module in the LLB programme. The aim of this module is to enable students to state, apply and analyse the rules of the European Union law dealt with in the course accurately and relevantly, and to make assessments of that law and the scholarship pertaining thereto. It will enable the students to compare and contrast that law accurately and relevantly with the equivalent areas of any other legal system with which the student is familiar.

Cynnwys cwrs

The module will provide the student with a comprehensive overview of the political institutions and law-making processes of the European Union and will include the European Court of Justice and the General Court, their its jurisdiction; the sources and general principles of the Law of the European Union; the relationship between the Law of the European Union and National Law, and the main substantive areas of the Law of the EU's Internal Market, namely the Four Freedoms of Free Movement of Goods, Services & Establishment, Customs Duties and Internal Taxation.

Meini Prawf


An answer which, while predominantly correct in its presentation of material, contains a significant level of error and is therefore not entirely reliable.


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.


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.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the ways in which the national laws and legal systems of the European Union’s Member States have had to adapt in order to accept the acquis communautaire upon accession to the Union.

  2. Critically apply a detailed knowledge of substantive European law to a range of complex actual or hypothetical factual scenarios.

  3. Critically compare, contrast and evaluate different perspectives and points of view on the effect enlargement has had on key legal processes within the European Union.

  4. Critically show intensive familiarity with the case law and literature related to substantive European Union law.

  5. Critically analyse and comment on the key legal principles of European Union law - including supremacy, direct effect, free movement of persons, goods and services - relating them to their social and economic causes and effects.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
Written assignment (in class essay) 1
Final examination 2

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Private study

Self directed study will comprise 152 hours of students' time.


40 hbours of lectures taught over one semester.


The module will be taught by means of 40 hours of lectures and 8 hours of tutorials, both taught over the course of one semester. Tutorials will routinely require students to engage individually and in groups in acquiring, commenting upon, critically evaluating and applying the principles and details of the subject under the guidance and instruction of the tutor.Tutorials will be held on a weekly basis starting in week 3


Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Develop the ability to interpret legal rules and employ techniques of legal reasoning competently and efficiently in order to offer a range of solutions and conclusions to actual or hypothetical complex legal problems, all supported by relevant academic literature, jurisprudence and legislative research. Such solutions will be clearly communicated and presented
  • Develop the ability to analyse complex legal issues, set against the background of the political, social, economic or cultural contexts in which they may arise
  • Develop those skills which are necessary for scholarship and research in legal subjects, namely the ability to identify relevant primary and secondary legal sources and to retrieve accurate legal information using paper and electronic sources


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