Introduction to EU Law, Short Course

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
This online course provides an introduction to the law of the European Union (EU) with a focus on its applicability in the domestic setting(s) of the United Kingdom.


European Union (EU) law exerts an important influence on domestic legal orders in almost all areas of law. Where this is the case, specific questions concerning the applicability, interpretation and application of EU law arise. This online course provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate this increasingly important area of law.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date This is a self-access online course and can be studied at anytime.
  • Full-time duration 2 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      No support at all
    • Student interaction
      No interaction at all

Programme Structure

The course commences by providing you with a very brief introduction to theEU, its competences, and its main institutions. It then moves on to cover substantive topics relevant for legal practitioners:

  • The Court of Justice of the EU (jurisdiction, in particular the preliminary reference procedure);
  • The key principles of EU law governing its application in domestic law: primacy and direct effect;
  • The four freedoms of the internal market: free movement of goods, persons, services, and capital;
  • The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.


This course is relevant to anyone in legal practice and the topics covered are presented in a focused and condensed manner.

For those wishing to merely gain an overview of European Union law no further reading will be necessary. For those interested in delving deeper, tips for further reading are provided.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Technological Requirements

Students should have a good reliable internet connection.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 120 In-State

The course fee is £120.


No funding available.

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