Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2022-23

The subject "Law of the European Union" is a compulsory subject that is taught in the first semester of the fourth year of the Degree in Law. It is in close connection with the compulsory subject of "Public International Law", which is taught in the second semester of the third year, and also with the optional subject "Introduction to International Relations" taught by the Public International Law and International Relations Area. Its formative purpose is the knowledge and analysis of the origin and evolution of the European integration process; the objectives, principles and values of the European Union, as well as its Institutions, legal system and its relation with internal systems, its jurisdictional system, the protection of fundamental rights and the citizenship status. This subject contributes to the professional profile of the degree and to the development of its specific and generic competences by offering the knowledge of the basis of the whole European legal order The knowledge acquired prepares the way for research, professional practice, diplomatic career or the access to different positions as public officials in the European Union. This learning also takes on essential character if it is aimed to further specialization, taking advantage of the new opportunities in the field of the expectations of a growing regional integration of a cross-border nature and the need for the internationalization of companies, public entities and all kinds of organizations.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity for oral and written communication.
  • CG10 : Capacity for working in an international context.
  • CG4 : Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • CG5 : Develop the capacity for organisation and planning.
  • CG9 : Capacity for self-learning and adapting to new situations.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Awareness of the importance of Law as a system for regulating social relationships.
  • CE11 : Capacity for negotiation and conciliation.
  • CE14 : Understanding of the main public and private institutions in their genesis and as a whole.
  • CE15 : Understand the different ways laws are created through historical evolution and current reality.
  • CE2 : Perceive the unitary nature of the legal code and the interdisciplinary vision required for legal problems.
  • CE4 : Capacity to handle legal sources (legal, jurisprudential and doctrinal).
  • CE6 : Capacity to read and interpret legal texts.
  • CE7 : Capacity to write legal documents.
  • CE9 : Acquire critical conscience in analysing legal codes and the development of legal dialectics.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2022-23

General objectives

To learn and understand the process of European integration.
To learn and understand the general principles of European Union law.
To learn and understand the institutions of the European Union and the relations established between them.
To learn and understand the legal order of the European Union and the system of rules.
To learn and understand the internal application of European Union law.
To learn and understand the external action of the European Union.





Code: 19026
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 9,00
Theoretical credits: 2,70
Practical credits: 0,90
Distance-base hours: 5,40

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,35
    Practical credits: 0,45
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.
    Theoretical credits: 1,35
    Practical credits: 0,45

Study programmes where this course is taught