Full Title:European Law and Business
Module Code:LAW B8010
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Explain the historical development of the European Union
  2. Critically examine the functions of the Institutions, the interrelationships between them and the relationships between the Institutions and the Member States.
  3. Evaluate the nature and status of both the European Union and European Law
  4. Analyse the role of the European Union in the context of external relations, international development and sustainability.
  5. Critically examine the law of the European Union in terms of freedom of movement of people, business, employment and services between the Member States.
  6. Discuss and evaluate the law of the European Union in relation to citizenship rights and discrimination issues
  7. Evaluate EU Competition Law in terms of its regulation of anti-competitive behaviour

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Historical evolution of the European Union.
The path towards integration.
The European Institutions
The nature of the institutions and their powers.
The Court of Justice of the European Union, its role and the Principles of European Law.
Issues of Supremacy and applicability of European Law
External Relations.
International Relations, Development and Sustainability.
Freedom of Movement of Goods
The single Market
Freedom of movement of people between Member States
The rights of EU citizens and their families
Right to Establishment across Member States
Right to set up business and to give and receive services within the European Union.
Competition Law
Treaty prohibition of anti-competitive behaviour and the role of the European Commission in regulation and enforcement.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Group Project A group project to consolidate learning and to give feedback on progress. 1,2,3,4 40.00 0 0 Week 10 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Nugent N 2010, The Government and Politics of the European Union, 7th Edition Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 978-0-7171-5261-2]
  • Davies, K 2012, Understanding European Law, 5th Edition Ed., Routledge-Cavendish [ISBN: 978-0415699037]
  • Carolan, Bruce 2009, EU Law for Irish Students, Gill & Macmillan
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Steiner & Woods 2012, EU Law, 11th Edition Ed., Oxford University Press. [ISBN: 978-0-19-964185-7]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.europa.eu
  • Website: www.europarl.europa.eu
  • Website: www.consilium.europa.eu
  • Website: www.europe.gov.uk

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 6 Mandatory
DK_BBBST_B Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) 2 Mandatory