Free Movement under EU and EEA Internal Market Law - Master

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Semester of Instruction


Place of Instruction

Faculty of Law, University of Bergen
Required Previous Knowledge
Three years of law studies
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Good level of English language.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

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

Access to the Course

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

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and seminars, master classes and workshops

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

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
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.
Forms of Assessment

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.

Grading Scale
A - E for passed, F for failed.
Assessment Semester


Exam only in semesters with teaching.

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