United Kingdom, London

European Union Law

when 18 July 2016 - 5 August 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 1590

The European Union is one of the most formidable achievements witnessed in Europe. Its law shapes the daily lives of half a billion Europeans – a vital field for contemporary study.
Despite its complexity, EU Law is built on a handful of basic principles and values which underpin legislation produced by the Union, making the study of EU Law an interesting and challenging endeavour.
Combining visits, lectures and interactive seminars, this module will give you a comprehensive overview of European Union Law, its impact on policy fields and the role of the European Court of Justice in providing the law with necessary judicial review.
We’ll debate the issues and future viability of EU Law, consider non-discrimination and equality and discuss the dichotomy between citizenship and working rights and the work of the EU Court, as well as exploring the Union’s decision-making process and monetary union.

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Target group

This module would be of interest to professionals who wish to gain more profound knowledge of the subject; prospective Law students; current Law students studying for credit subject to the agreement of the students' home institution.
A background in law, although desirable, is by no means necessary as the module will cover a variety of areas that will suit both those with prior knowledge and those with a newly-founded interest in EU Law.

Course aim

By the end of this module you will be able to:
- Identify the appropriate literature for the presented topics;
- Grasp the fundamental building blocks of EU Law;
- Critically assess the development of EU Law;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of EU Law and the difficulties in the law-making process.

Credits info

Many of our students get credit for the summer modules taken at King’s. You should approach your home university before applying as it is up to them to apply the credit to your degree programme. We would recommend a three week module would be equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Fee info

GBP 1590: Tuition fee only