LAW40360 Advanced Issues in European Competition Law

Academic Year 2022/2023

This advanced level module critically examines how EU competition law governs particular actions of private market actors. It considers the rationale behind EU competition law and how this area of law fits in to the EU's economic order and philosophy. It explores and critiques the substantive and institutional dimensions of TFEU Articles 101 (governing, amongst other things, cartels between firms) and 102 (governing abuses of dominant market positions). This module additionally considers the relationship between national and EU competition law, as well as the institutions active in enforcing EU competition law at national and EU levels.
Students are expected studied the prescribed materials and to participate fully in class discussions and debates.
This approach entails a high level of advance preparation on the part of students and active participation

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion, students should have learned to:1.Understand how to independently research the primary and secondary sources of EU competition law; and 2. Critically discuss cutting edge issues in EU competition law through debate and discussion in class;

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
A high level of advance preparatory reading of legal texts and judgments is expected. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Admission to this module is restricted to students registered in either the LLM or MSc and who have (or are prepared to acquire by independent study before undertaking the module) knowledge of the EU institutional structure and fundamental principles of EU Law (eg direct effect) governing the interface between EU law and national law.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Closed book examination paper 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Written feedback will be posted on Brightspace after all grading is completed

Mandatory textbook.

Jones, Sufrin & Dunne, "EU Competition Law: Text Cases and Materials (7th ed., OUP, 2019)

This book was prescribed for students last year so second hand copies should be available. If you are interested in a electronic version, please check with the library
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 14:00 - 15:50