Postgraduate Course: EU Competition Law (LAWS11216)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The purpose of the course is to impart to students an understanding of the rationale behind competition regulation in the European Union, the substantive and procedural rules which comprise EU competition law, and their place within the scheme of the Treaties - they being 'fundamental provision[s] - essential to the accomplishment of the tasks entrusted to the [Union] and, in particular, the functioning of the internal market' (Case C-126/97 Eco Swiss China Time v Benetton International  ECR I-3055, para 36).
It is the private law side of Union integration and a mirror of the law of the internal market - put otherwise, the commercial law of the EU. Appropriate comparisons with the equivalent laws of the member states, in particular those of Germany (the GWB) and the United Kingdom (the Competition Act 1998; the Enterprise Act 2002), will be drawn throughout the course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
(* Component marks contribute to student's overall course mark/grade. The aim of summative assessments is to assess student learning).
1) 4000 Word Essay (40%) (Semester 1)
2) 6000 Word Essay (60%) (Semester 2)
||Feedback on the formative assessment may be provided in various formats, for example, to include written, oral, video, face-to-face, whole class, or individual. The course organiser will decide which format is most appropriate in relation to the nature of the assessment.
Feedback on both formative and summative in-course assessed work will be provided in time to be of use in subsequent assessments within the course.
Feedback on the summative assessment will be provided in written form via Learn, the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have acquired an appreciation of the place, policy and mischiefs of the regulation of competition;
- Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the relevant rules of EU law, their application, and the role competition regulation plays in the wider purpose of the Union;
- Contribute effectively to the work of a competition law department in a private firm or in the public service.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||EU,Competition,Law,Level 11,Postgraduate,LLM,European Law
|Course organiser||Dr Robert Lane
Tel: (0131 6)50 2039
|Course secretary||Miss Chloe Culross
Tel: (0131 6)50 9588