Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
 
Public Law: European Law, Advanced Level, 30 credits
(Offentlig rätt med europeisk inriktning, avancerad nivå, 30 högskolepoäng)
 
Course code: 1059JU
Subject area: Law
Main field of study: Public Law
Academic school: School of Social Sciences
Disciplinary domain: Law 100%
Grading scale: G/VG
Education cycle: Second-cycle (Master)
Progressive specialisation: A1N (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed first-cycle course/s)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2018 (autumn semester)


1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Humanities, Social Sciences and Technology at Södertörn University on 2018-03-28 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree including 90 credits in Public Law or equivalent. Additionally, English 6 or equivalent

3. Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to:
Knowledge and understanding
  • describe the ongoing Europeanisation process in-depth, particularly regarding the principles of good administration
  • Provide a detailed description of the principles of good administration as they derive from the European legal order
  • independently explain concepts within public law, such as institutional and procedural autonomy, substantive and procedural principles
    Competence and skills
  • based on legal documents, write a report which synthesises and analyses relevant information in a structured manner
  • conduct qualified legal investigations that focus on the relationship between EU law and national administrative law, within a set timeframe
  • In English, verbally and in writing, describe complex issues related to the Europeanisation of public law in both an academic and a popular manner
    Judgement and approach
  • conduct principal reasoning about the relationship between the principles of good administration within European law and the application of these principles in Swedish law, as well as on the Europeanisation of Public Law
  • identify the new requirements and thus the need for additional knowledge that EU law places on national law

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The course deals with the principles of good administration within EU law and how these principles are applied at the national level. In addition, the course is preparation for writing a Master’s dissertation (30 credits). The course may also be taken as an freestanding course.

    • Principles of Good Administration in the EU, 15 credits
      (Principerna om god förvaltning i EU, 15 högskolepoäng)
      The course covers the definition of the principles of good administration as developed within EU law and with the application of these principles by the European institutions and public officers.


    • 1001, Principles of Good Administration in the EU, 15 credits
      (Principerna om god förvaltning i EU, 15 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: U/G/VG
    • Good Administration in the EU and Domestic Practice, 15 credits
      (God förvaltning i EU och den nationella praktiken, 15 högskolepoäng)
      The course covers the principles of good administration in the EU legal order in various policy fields (such as environmental issues), highlighting the way in which EU law and its application in these fields has impacted national law and its application.


    • 1002, Good Administration in the EU and Domestic Practice, 15 credits
      (God förvaltning i EU och den nationella praktiken, 15 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: U/G/VG

    5. Course design

    The course consists of lectures, guest lectures, seminars, and study visits. The course also includes mandatory written and oral elements, in which seminar reports and cases descriptions must be done. Some tasks are individual, others are done as a group.

    6. Examination format

    For both modules:
  • a take-home examination
  • active participation in seminars
  • oral presentations, on a individual basis or as a group
  • writen hand-in assigments, on a individual basis or as a group
  • compulsory attendance at lectures, guest lectures and study visits
    Single missed compulsory elements may, after instructions from the course coordinator, be compensated for through written hand-in assignments. For a Pass with Credit (VG) on the entire course a student must have passed all modules and have the equivalent of VG for at least 15 credits.
  •  The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

    7. Reading list

    If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
     
    Valid from Valid to Decision date Decision board
    HT 2018VT 20192018-06-07Ämnesråd i offentlig rätt
    HT 20192019-05-16Ämnesråd i juridik

    8. Restrictions on accreditation

    The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.