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Award in European Union Law

Detailed Information

Starting Date:7 January 2025
Time:17:30 till 20:30hrs
Lectures Days:Tuesdays
Duration:7 sessions - Part Time
Contact hours:20 of 100 total learning hours
MQF/EQF Level:5
Delivery Language:English
Trainer:Veronica-Anne Spiteri
Get 70% Refunded through the Get Qualified Scheme

This study programme will serve as a basic introduction to the European Union and its unique legal order vis-à-vis its sovereign members

Participants will have the opportunity to delve into the development of the Union treaties and the composition of the most important bodies of the Union and their powers and competences. They will also gain a comprehensive understanding of EU law (directives and regulations) and the manner in which they apply to member states, in terms of applicability and direct effect.

This unit will also encourage further study into the workings and jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, its proceedings and powers, together with a basic introduction to the concept of the four freedoms of the Union

Who should attend?

Anyone interested to understand European Union Law, In-house lawyers, lawyers working in private practice, law students.

2 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better, and 3 Intermediate level subjects at Grade C or better. 1 of any of these subjects must be Maltese or English


3 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better


Mature/Adult Learning Student (must be 23 when course starts) subject to an interview by the Head of the Academy.

There will be two assignments and students will have a choice – they will be able to choose 2 assignments out of 4.

By the end of the study programme, participants will have been exposed to and :

  • Understand the basic concepts and fundamental principles of the Union;
  • Grasp the basic principles of Union law and the application thereof;
  • Study the correlation between the supranational nature of the Union vis-a-vis the sovereignty of its Member States.
  • A thorough understanding of the principles of Union law and the historical development of the Treaties constituting it;
  • An understanding of all forms of Union legislation and accords;
  • The implications of the supremacy of Union law supremacy on Member States;
  • The manner in which Union law is drafted, approved and applied;
  • Competence in interpreting Union law and understanding the manner in which it is applied in the local scenario.
The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority deems this Award to be at Level 5 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.
Get Your Money BackEmployers can get their money back through
€332.50 will be refunded through the Get Qualified SchemeEmployers applying for the IIS Scheme under the 2nd Call will be eligible to receive a subsidy of €25.85 per trainee per hour in the case of training costs

Detailed Time Table

    1. Background, Development of European Integration and the EU Institutions – 7 January 2025
    2. The EU Institutions, preliminary ruling and the jurisdiction of the CJEU  – 14 January 2025
    3. The Sources of EU Law and General Principles of EU Law – 21 January 2025
    4. Direct effect, principle of supremacy and competence – 28 January 2025
    5. The Four Freedoms – 4 February 2025
    6. EU Labour Law – 11 February 2025
    7. EU Competition Law and State Aid – 18 February 2025
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