European Business Law - Understanding the Fundamentals
Course · 5 credits
The European Union is one of the world's largest and most important economies. To optimize the understanding of its functions, our courses in European Business Law are now available both as stand-alone courses and as a course package! This course is the first of three courses given within this area. The course is given as a web-based independent course and includes five (5) credits.The duration of the course is three and a half (3.5) weeks of full-time studies. The course is part of the Faculty of Law's range of continuing education programs for professionals and cannot be included in a law degree.
The course is divided into six modules.
The first module provides a brief introduction to the history and the institutions of the EU, as well as the judicial branch i.e., the Court of Justice of the EU. This module will also address the fundamental EU treaties.
The second module provides an overview of the available online resources and EU legal databases. It provides suggestions on how to search the official journals, including the case law of the ECJ. In addition, the module explains what treaties, regulations and directives are, and where to find them online.
The third module covers the fundamental principles and constitutional foundations of EU law.
The fourth module covers the enforcement of EU law and judicial review.
The fifth module deals with the economic freedoms, the freedom of movement of capital, services, goods, persons and the freedom of establishment.
The sixth and last module covers the legal framework of the common European foreign policy. This is a complex field where the policies of the individual Member States and the EU overlap and interact.
The course objectives are met through active participation in the education, independent studies of the course material and carrying out obligatory elements of the course. The course is designed as a web-based course, which means that all the teaching is done through pre-recorded online lectures. The lectures are paired with mandatory quizzes in the form of multiple-choice questions.
Your will be assessed by participation in obligatory quizzes and the written assignment. The written assignment is worth five (5) credits, and the final grade is based on the student’s achieved result of the written assignment.
We answer your questions!
You may contact us with questions at any point during the duration of the course. Please contact us at 046 - 222 11 26 or send an e-mail to eurbus [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se.
Requirements and selection
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:
Start Summer Semester 2024
Mixed-time Lund, full time 100%
In English, distance learning
No mandatory meetings
3 June 2024 - 18 June 2024
You can only apply for this course in the 'Swedish student' application round. Find out more: Applying for studies – when to apply
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- Get all your documents ready:
- official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
- official transcripts and degree certificate or proof that you are in the final year of your Bachelor's (Master's applicants)
- passport/ID (all applicants) and
- proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
* Svensk student?
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 10 833
First payment: SEK 10 833
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
- Paying your application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Exemptions from paying the application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Convert currency – xe.com
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or doctoral/PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Scholarships & funding
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Master's level.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.