EU Law Compliance Strategies


Public Sector and Government

Unit Code
Level 5
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 5
Distance Learning Fee
Face to Face Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

Please see the Tuition Fee section to see if you are eligible for a scholarship.
Course Overview

This course will equip learners with knowledge of the European Union legal system and the main substantive aspects of the European Union laws. The unit aims to enable learners to understand the history that led to the creation of the union, the political institutions of the EU, the role and the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice. Learners will be introduced to the fundamental rights given to individuals guaranteed by the Union and to the relationship between European and national laws.

Course Content


The Rationale for Creation of the EU

  • The Historical Events of the Creation of the EU
  • Rule of Law in European Union External Action
  • Key Dates in the Historical Development of the EU

The Institutions of the European Union

  • EU Institutions
  • European Parliament
  • The Jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice
  • The Voting System of the EU Council

The European Union Laws are Enforced

  • The Doctrine of Supremacy and Direct effect
  • Action for Annulment of an EU act
  • Varieties of European Subsidiarity
  • Fundamental Rights in the European Union

EU law on the Free Movements of Goods

  • Fundamental Freedom
  • Regulating Free Movement of Goods within the European Union

EU law on the Free Movements of Persons and the Freedom of Establishment

  • Free Movement of Persons
  • Freedom of Establishment
  • Changing Nature of the Freedom of Establishment
  • Freedom of establishment under the EC Treaty and Right of Establishment under the Europe Agreements
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Understand the rationale for the European union’s creation

  1. Examine the historical events of the 20th century leading to the creation of the EU
  2. Evaluate the original objectives of the EU
  3. Compare and contrast the original objectives of the European Union with its current position

2.  Understand the institutions of the European Union

  1. Evaluate the functions and powers of the EU institutions
  2. Examine the extent of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice
  3. Explain the voting system of the EU Council

3.  Understand how European Union laws are enforced

  1. Evaluate the doctrine of supremacy
  2. Compare and contrast Treaties, regulations and directives
  3. Assess direct and indirect effects

4.  Understand EU law on the free movement of goods

  1. Explain the meaning of freedom of ‘goods’ and ‘services
  2. Evaluate the prohibition of fiscal and regulatory barriers to free movement
  3. Analyse justifiable derogations from the principle of free movement of goods

5.  Understand EU law on the free movements of persons and the freedom of establishment

  1. Explain the terms `worker’ and `establishment’ in relation to EU law on free movement
  2. Examine the rights of workers under the EU law on free movement
  3. Analyse the exemptions to the EU law on free movement
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a 50% scholarship upon writing a personal statement. All scholarships are to be approved by the Academic Board. The list of countries are: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Bhutan, Morocco, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa. Please talk to your student counselor and ask for the Coupon Code to get the 50% Tuition Waiver.

  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the cost of my programme?
  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Unlimited personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forums
  • Assignment marking and feedback
Am I eligible for this programme?

You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

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