Postgraduate Course: The EU's Changing Constitution (LAWS11417)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The principal aims and objectives of the course are to consider and analyse the evolving principles underpinning EU constitutional law.
This course explores the foundations and evolution of the EU¿s changing constitution. It considers, first, the construction of the EU¿s constitution, reflecting on how ¿ and why ¿ its core principles emerged and how they have changed over time. Looking to recent developments, challenges that have the potential to destabilise the EU¿s constitution are then analysed, focusing on the EU in ¿crisis mode¿ in, for example, the Eurozone or rule of law context. Whether Brexit has further destabilised ¿ or strengthened ¿ the EU¿s constitution is also assessed in that light.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to conceive and defend an argument, drawing appropriately from both primary and secondary sources to support it ¿ and within a limited timeframe
- Develop research skills, drawing from library holdings, relevant databases and appropriate use of Internet resources.
- Synthesise material from a broad variety of research sources.
- Produce written research of postgraduate standard that displays critical understanding and analytical skills.
|Craig and de Búrca, EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials (OUP, 7th edition, 2020)|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||By the end of the courses, student will have:
» Strengthened their oral and written communication skills.
» Developed their critical analysis skills
» Improved their autonomy as learners and thinkers.
|Keywords||EU,EU Constitutional Law,International,Constitutionalisation,Postgraduate
|Course organiser||Prof Niamh Nic Shuibhne
Tel: (0131 6)50 2049
|Course secretary||Miss Chloe Culross
Tel: (0131 6)50 9588