SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHM221652
Module Leader Manos Maganaris
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Law
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

M1M208456 Business Law 1 or M1M108448 or M1M108557 Scots Private Law

Summary of Content

This module is concerned with a study of various aspects of domestic and European Union competition law with particular emphasis put on commercial agreements and practices and on how the European Union competition rules and legal framework affect the operation of national businesses and other organisations.


1 The development of competition law in Europe and the United Kingdom 2 Institutional framework, economic background and regulatory regimes in the European Union and the United Kingdom 3 Control of concertation under European Union Law 4 Control of dominance under European Union and United Kingdom law Extraterritoriality 5 Control of concentration under European Union and United Kingdom law 6 Procedure; enforcement; extraterritoriality

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Identify and retrieve up to date legal information using paper and electronic repositories; use primary and secondary legal sources which are relevant to the topic under study and current at the point of assessment; present knowledge and information using sources to support arguments and conclusions; provide recognised methods of citation and reference;2. Identify accurately and formulate clearly the legal issues to be researched; undertake independent research (both paper-based and electronic) in areas of law which have not been previously studied, using paper and electronic repositories to research new topics without reference to a reading list.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module will be delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars and independent learning. The aim is to encourage students to participate and evolve within a learning environment. Students are expected to address and solve issues and case studies by accessing and analysing primary and secondary sources. The majority of class contact will take place through seminars, with lectures being used only to set out the general parameters of the topics analysed. In seminars, students are expected, apart from leading discussions themselves, to participate in group discussions as well as group exercises, with the seminar tutor acting solely as facilitator.

Indicative Reading

Colino, S ` Competition Law of the EU and the UK , 7 th edition Oxford 2011 Middleton, K, UK & EC Competition Documents , 6 th edition, Oxford 2010 Goyder,, J and Albors-Llorens, A, EC Competition Law , 5 th edition, Oxford 2009 -2160 Jones, A and Sufrin B, EC Competition Law , 4 th edition, Oxford 2007 Graham, C, EU and UK Competition Law , Longman 2010 Journal of Competition Law European Competition Law Review Yearbook of European Law

Transferrable Skills

Analysis, Synthesis, Critical Judgement and Evaluation The ability to identify issues, assimilate, evaluate and analyse information to construct written or oral solutions to a problem by bringing together and integrating relevant information, and selecting key material, from a variety of different sources. The ability to present arguments for and against propositions, acknowledging ranking of sources and relative impact in context. Such skills are developed within this module through the following activities: participating actively in seminars and on line, and in submission of two coursework essays based on theoretical problems in law. Personal Management, Independence and Ability to Learn The ability to organise and prioritise effectively the expenditure of time and effort in the performance of all aspects of student work. The ability to learn effectively and be aware of their own learning strategies; to manage their own learning development and to reflect upon their learning, seeking and making use of feedback. Such skills are developed within this module through the following activities: participating actively and preparing for seminars on a weekly basis, and in submission of two substantial coursework essays on time towards the end of the semester Communication and Literacy The ability to communicate information, ideas, advice and choices in an effective and succinct manner and in plain English without losing focus on key issues. The ability to listen and question effectively, to give and receive feedback and to make presentations addressing an allocated topic within the prescribed time frame. The ability to communicate both orally and in writing (and, where appropriate, by the use of electronic means) using the English language accurately by creating work which is comprehensible to the intended audience. The ability to create documents which are analytical, descriptive and inquisitive using appropriate terminology and recognised methods of citation and reference. Such skills are developed within this module through the following activities: participating actively in and preparing for seminars on a weekly basis and in submission of two substantial coursework essays on time. Numeracy, Information, Technology and Teamwork Where relevant and as the basis for an argument, the ability to present and evaluate information provided in numerical or statistical form. The ability to produce and present in an appropriate form a word-processed essay or other appropriate format. The ability to conduct efficient searches of websites to locate relevant information; and exchange documents by E-mail. The ability to work productively and cooperatively in different kinds of groups; to establish working relations with others, defining, sharing and delegating responsibilities within the group. Such skills are developed within this module through the following activities: collectively preparing for seminars on a weekly basis and individually submitting a substantial coursework essay on time.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 18.00
Lectures (FT) 12.00
Seminars (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 146.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 n/a Essay 2000 words
Coursework 2 n/a 50.00 n/a Essay 2000 words