Admission to the MA International Relations, track European Union Studies.
This course will first provide an introduction to European Union (EU) law by looking at the creation of EU law, sources of EU law, and the relationship between national law and EU law. Subsequently, the discussion focuses on substantive EU law. It will address the internal market and its four freedoms, EU competition law and state aid law, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. Moreover, it will explore conflicts between market freedoms and fundamental rights and ways in which these conflicts can be resolved.
Having successfully completed the course, course participants will be familiar with the main legal questions on the EU, particularly the internal market and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. In terms of skills, course participants will be able to find sources (judgments, secondary legislation), and to identify the important elements of these sources. Course participants will also familiarise themselves with basic principles of legal research and the application of the law to practical problem questions, including the legal method.
The timetables are available through My Timetable.
Mode of instruction
Take home examination.
The take home examination consists of a research question (70% of the exam mark) and a problem question (30% of the exam mark).
Any course participant who has not passed the final exam is eligible for the resit. This includes course participants who failed the final exam and course participants who did not submit the final exam. The resit will also consist of a research question (70% of the exam mark) and a problem question (30% of the exam mark).
The exam deadlines will be announced with the exams. Points will be deducted for failure to comply with the exam deadline as follows: for up to and including 24 hours, no points will be deducted; for up to and including 48 hours, 1 point will be deducted; for up to and including 72 hours, 2 points will be deducted. Exams that are submitted more than 72 hours after the deadline, will not be marked and thus receive 0 points. Excuses other than approved official applications for mitigating circumstances will not be accepted.
Announced word limits are absolute. Points will be deducted for failure to comply with this requirement as follows: For up to and including 5% above the word limit (even if trivial), 1 point will be deducted; for up to and including 10% above the word limit, 2 points will be deducted. Assignments that overstep the word count by more than 10% will not be marked and will thus receive 0 points.
Inspection and feedback
Detailed feedback will be given on each individual exam. How and when an exam review will take place will be announced together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organised.
To be announced before class.
Enrolment through My Studymap is mandatory.
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For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Huizinga