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EU Law


Admission requirements

Admission to the MA International Relations, track European Union Studies.


This course will explore the legal dimension of European integration. The EU is unique in its institutional set-up, its supranational legal order and its interplay with the legal order of its Member States. Accordingly, the course will outline on the main chapters of EU constitutional and substantive law. Special attention will be paid to the four freedoms and to fundamental rights in the EU.

Course objectives

Having successfully completed the course, students will be familiar with the main legal questions that arise in the context of the EU. They will have good understanding of the particularities of the EU legal order and decision making as well as the main areas of substantive law. In terms of skills, the students will be able to find sources (judgments, secondary legislation) and to identify the important elements of these sources.



Mode of instruction


Course Load

Total course load for the course: 5 EC x 28 hours = 140 hours

  • Hours spent on attending lectures and seminars: 2 hours per week x 14 weeks = 28 hours

  • Time for studying the compulsory literature: 112 hours

Assessment method

Take home examination.

Resubmit: January 2015. In order to be eligible for the resit, students have to have failed the course.


Yes, see Blackboard.

Reading list

  • Kenner, European Union Legislation (Routledge Student Statutes)

  • Textbook: see Blackboard


Via uSis.

Contact information

Dr. J.S. Oster