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European Business Law - Competing in Europe

Course · 5 credits


General information

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 third 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.

Course content

The course is divided into six modules.

The first module examines the protection for trademarks. However, the module starts with a brief description of the history of Intellectual Property Law. The module considers the main sources of trademark laws and pertinent trademark strategies.

The second module examines patent laws, and the role patents play in business transactions as well as advantages and disadvantages of patent protection.

The third module gives an overview of the European competition regime. The module describes the core regulations pertinent to European Competition Law.

The fourth module examines the prohibition against a dominant position within the internal market. It also provides an overview of secondary law and EU merger regulations.

The fifth module addresses some of the key interactions taking place between law, politics and economics. It considers the role Public Procurement Law plays within the EU and the main legal framework. It outlines the State aid control system and the procedural elements of the State aid assessment.

The final module focuses on how to create a legal argument and present it to a court. It focuses on universally applicable advocacy strategies, without regard to the particular legal system in which the learner practices or studies.

Course design

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.

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Application opportunities


Department of Law

Visiting address
Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 4-6, Lund

Postal address
Box 207, 221 00 Lund

+46 46 222 10 00

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General requirements

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to the following: The general average (GPA) of your higher secondary school leaving certificate: 34 %, The Swedish national university aptitude test: 34 %, number of previous ECTS at application deadline (up to 165): 32 %. If students have equal credentials, seats are allocated based on their results on The Swedish National University Aptitude Test. If this too is equal, seats are allocated based on a draw.

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.

How to prove your English proficiency –

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:

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Start Summer Semester 2024

Mixed-time Lund, full time 100%

In English, distance learning

No mandatory meetings

Study period

17 July 2024 - 11 August 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.

When to apply for studies

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 –
    Country-specific requirements for Master's studies –
  • 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. 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 10 833

First payment: SEK 10 833

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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.

Tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

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.

*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.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Master's level.

Scholarship information on the Swedish Institute website

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.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations