Translation of the Swedish programme syllabus
 
European Legal Studies: Master's Programme (INT), 60 credits
(Magisterprogram i Europarättsliga studier (INT), 60 högskolepoäng)
 
Programme code P4333
Academic school School of Social Sciences
Education cycle Second-cycle (Master)
Language of instruction English
Valid from HT 2018 (autumn semester)


1. Validation

This programme syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board at Södertörn University on 2018-02-19 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Public Law or equvivalent

3. Programme outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

On completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • Describe in detail the European legislative procedure for a specific legal act and the implementation of this act in the Swedish legal system

  • Describe in detail the on-going Europeanisation process, in particular with regard to the principles of good administration

  • In depth report for the principles of Good Administration originated from the European legal order

  • Independently explain concepts of Public Law such as institutional and procedural autonomy, substantive and procedural principles



    Competence and skills

    On completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • Independently apply legal methods in order to analyse intricate questions related to the europeanisation of Public Law

  • On the basis of a European legal act provide a analysis of the relationship between EU law and Swedish law with focus on the principles of Good Administration

  • Structure, systematise and report the results of a legal analysis

  • On the basis of legal documents write a report which in a structured manner synthetises and analyses information

  • Conduct qualified judicial inquiries focusing on the relationship between EU law and national administrative law in a timely manner

  • Conduct analytical reasoning on the relationship between Community law and Swedish law in concrete cases, with an emphasis on the principles of good administration

  • Orally and in writing in English, academically and in a popular manner, account for complex questions related to the europeanisation of Public Law

  • Identify legal fields of relevance for the issue of the principles of good administration where there is a need for further research



    Judgement and approach

    On completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • Make a assessment of the value of legal information of relevance - legal texts, case-law, preparatory works and doctrine - within Swedish and European law

  • Critically discuss research in Public Law with the point of departure of scientific articles

  • From a legal perspective review and critically examine texts written by other students with respect to methodology and choice of sources.

  • Reflect about the ethical problems encountered by research

  • Convey principal reasoning on the relationship between the principles of good administration within European law and the application of these principles in Swedish law as well as on europeanisation of Public Law

  • Identify the new requirements and need for additional knowledge that EU law places on national law




  • 4. Applicability

    The Master’s Degree provides a good basis for qualified legal work within the public and private sectors.



    Given the growing importance of EU law for the Swedish legal system and in particular Swedish administrative law, greater knowledge and skills are required in this area. The program aims to fulfil this need.


    5. Qualification

    Title of qualification

  • Filosofie magisterexamen med huvudområdet offentlig rätt
  • Degree of Master of Arts in Public Law

    Qualification stipulation

  • Bachelor’s degree including 90 credits in Public Law or equivalent, and completion of courses corresponding to 60 credits within the master’s programme. Within the course credits the student must have completed a dissertation (degree project) corresponding to at least 30 credits within the main field of study.

  • 6. Programme design

    The European Legal Studies Master’s Programme is made up of two components; the first constitutes an advanced course of 30 credits which highlights the principles of Good Administration from an European and national perspectives.
    In the second part, which consists of a Master’s dissertation of 30 credits, the focus lies on the influence of EU Law on national administrative law within a special legal field.

    7. Compulsory courses

    Public Law: European Law, Advanced Level, 30 credits
    Public Law: European Law, Master's Dissertation, 30 credits
     A student on a study programme is guaranteed a place on the compulsory courses or on the specializations/courses within the programme. (For entry requirements, see 11, Other Stipulations.)

    8. Optional courses

     A student is guaranteed a place on a range of courses equivalent to a full workload. There is no guarantee that a student is offered a place on his/her first choice of course. For entry requirements, see course syllabus.

    9. Degree project

    Master’s dissertation (30 credits)

    10. Credit transfer for prior studies

    A student has the right to have prior learning assessed for accreditation within the study programme.

    11. Other stipulations

    For entry requirements for courses within a study programme, see course syllabus.