Free Movement under EU and EEA Internal Market Law - Master



Mål og innhald

The course aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge of substantive internal market law on the free movement, including the methodological features and core principles characterizing EU and EEA law and their differences across the pillars.

The topics covered by the course constitute the very core of EU/EEA cooperation, and will include (but not be limited to) both theoretical and practical aspects of the rules governing the EU Customs Union, the Four Freedoms and restrictions, derogations and justifications thereto, and the EU Common Commercial Policy (CCP).

Certain cross-policy aspects, particularly concerning the relationship between the Four Freedoms, state aid and competition rules, will also be touched upon during the course.


Knowledge and skills:

By the end of the course, students will be expected to be able to:

  • demonstrate a high level of insight into the legal mechanisms governing the interplay between the EU, the EEA/EFTA - and national member states. This includes independently finding and critically assessing relevant internal market case law, as well as applying and evaluating other legal sources, such as seminal primary and secondary laws.
  • Cooperate with law students from other countries, and gain perspectives on common legal challenges from students from a legal background different than their own
  • Contribute with perspectives from their own country and legal background.

General competence:

By the end of the course, students should be able to (general competence):

  • critically analyze and evaluate legal sources, as well as academic works, in the field
  • employ academic writing and present legal issues through oral presentations and writing research papers
  • demonstrate a grounding in research skills and techniques/legal methods particular to EU and EEA internal market law
  • present and evaluate legal analyses and points of view in English, both orally and in writing

Studiepoeng, omfang


Studienivå (studiesyklus)





Faculty of Law, University of Bergen
Krav til forkunnskapar
Three years of law studies
Tilrådde forkunnskapar
Good level of English language.

Combined with JUS287-2-A EU and EEA Commercial Law or JUS2301 Free Movement under EU and EEA Market Law this course will generate no new credits.

Combines successfully with

Krav til studierett

The course is available for the following students:

  • Admitted to the five-year master programme in law
  • Admitted to the two-year master programme in law
  • Admitted to the Master of Laws (LLM) in EU and EEA Law
  • Granted admission to elective courses at the Faculty of Law
  • Granted additional right to study following completed master in law degree at UiB
  • Exchange students at the Faculty of Law

The pre-requirements may still limit certain students' access to the course

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Lectures and seminars, master classes and workshops

Students may be asked to prepare case-studies and/or short presentations for certain lectures/seminars.

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet
Students will be assigned topics provided to them for a paper they will work on during the whole course (approximately 3500 words). This includes the following mandatory requirements: 1. Submitting an outline to the teacher and receiving feedback prior to a workshop. 2. Presenting their draft paper at a workshop together with their co-students and teacher. 3. Delivering their final paper, written individually.

Type of exam: Oral examination. Students should be prepared to receive questions on all topics covered by the course, including their paper.

Exam language: English.

A - E for passed, F for failed.


Exam only in semesters with teaching.

The reading list will be ready 1st July for the autumnsemester.
According to the administrative arrangements for course evaluation at the Faculty of Law
The Academic Affairs Committee (Studieutvalget) at the Faculty of Law is responsible for ensuring the material content, structure and quality of the course.
Melanie Hack and Ingrid Margrethe Halvorsen Barlund
Administrativt ansvarleg
The Faculty of Law's section for students and academic affairs (Studieseksjonen) is responsible for administering the programme.