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About the Course

The European Union is one of the world’s largest and most important economies. This six week course is the first in a series of three that will provide students with an insight into European Business Law. The series ranges from considering the basic structures and principles of the European Union to focusing on various specialized areas of law. Each course will give the students an understanding of the laws and policies that regulate the internal market of European Union, as well as relevant case law and useful inputs from leading practitioners in the field. At the end of this course series, you will have a basic understanding of how to: • Navigate EU legal sources • Understand relevant laws and regulations governing the internal European Union market • Apply the fundamental principles of EU law within the EU legal framework • Utilize the rules of freedom of movement and their impacts on trade in the EU • Relate EU law with national laws • Understand how individuals and companies are able to enforce their EU rights on national level • Understand how an individual can challenge an inadequate EU legislation • Understand EU policies and their influence on foreign trade and investment About the Series In the first course, Understanding the Fundamentals, we will examine the core structures and principles of the European Union as well as the main sources of law. In the second course, Doing business in Europe, we will focus on the main laws that regulate various aspects of establishing and running a business within the European Union. In the final course, Competing in Europe, we will go into more depth about how to compete on the internal market and protect your brand, product or invention. To keep up to speed on the course series, visit our Facebook page at: Syllabus and Format Each course consists of a number of modules where one module represents about one week of work. A module includes a number of lectures and readings, and finishes with a voluntary assessment – a quiz, a small peer graded assignment or a case law review. The assessments are intended to encourage learning and ensure that you understand the material of the course. Participating in forum discussions is voluntary. Course I - Understanding the Fundamentals Module 1. Introduction to EU law Module 2. Legal Method and Sources Module 3. Constitutional Freedoms and Fundamental principles Module 4. Enforcement of EU Law and Judicial Review Module 5. Freedom of Movement Module 6. The External Dimension Course II - Doing Business in Europe Module 1. Making Business Transactions Module 2. Establishing a Company Module 3. Employing and Working in Europe Module 4. Paying Taxes and Complying with Environmental Standards Module 5. Resolving Cross-border Disputes Module 6. Case Clinic Course III - Competing in Europe Module 1. Trademarks as Essential Assets Module 2. Defending Patents Module 3. Competition: Illegal Agreements Module 4. Competition: Abuse of Dominance and Mergers Module 5. Selling to the State and State Aid Module 6. Advocacy and Legal Writing Lund University Lund University was founded in 1666 and has for a number of years been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. Lund University unites tradition with a modern, dynamic, and highly international profile. With eight different faculties and numerous research centers and specialized institutes, Lund is the strongest research university in Sweden and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university annually attracts a large number of international students and offers a wide range of courses and programmes taught in English. The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University’s four original faculties, dating back to 1666. It is a modern faculty with an international profile, welcoming both international and Swedish students. Education, research and interaction with the surrounding community are the main focus of the Faculty’s work. The connection between the three is particularly apparent in the programmes and courses offered by the university, including the university’s MOOC course in European Business Law. The students get the chance to engross themselves in traditional legal studies, while interacting with both researchers and professionally active lawyers with qualifications and experience from various areas of law. The faculty offers three international Masters: two 2-year Master’s programmes in International Human Rights Law and European Business Law, and a 1-year Master’s in European and International Tax Law. Students from around 40 countries take part in the programmes which offer a unique subject specialization within each field, with highly qualified researchers and professional legal practitioners engaged in the teaching. The Master’s programme in European Business Law provides an in-depth understanding of both the practical and the theoretical aspects of business law within the European Union. The programme provides both general and specific knowledge of the European Union legal framework, which is necessary for students intending to work as legal advisors or business decision-makers. The programme is delivered in English and is open to students with at least a three year degree in Law (Bachelor, LL.B, or equivalent) who want to specialise in European economic and business law. The MOOC course in European Business Law is a great course to start with for students intending to apply for the Master’s programme in European Business Law. Even though the MOOC course does not grant credits previous knowledge of the subject is considered upon admission to the master’s programme. For more information about the Master’s programme in European Business Law see!meb...

Top reviews


Oct 24, 2018

It is very clear and all the information provided on the lectures is relevant for the field of study. I loved the structure, the teachers and the way how the topics were presented. Highly recommended!


Oct 3, 2017

Great Material. although the support by coursera was lacking and the students aren't getting answers to Qs. Also there are not enough assignments to complete the peer graded assignments.

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By Nadia P

Sep 2, 2016

This is a great course for law practitioners that want to gain basic knowledge in the field of EU Business Law. The professors explained the course clearly and concisely. The training materials are very helpful as well. Many thanks to Lund University!

By Juan I O

Aug 28, 2020

Excellent course. The selection of topics is precise and professors speak a fluent and clear english, that's very useful specially for foreigners that speak spanish like me.

Very interesting and dinamic lessons. I highly recommend this course.

By Robert M M

Oct 29, 2017

A very good course for beginners interested in understanding European Law. It is not only useful for those interested in Business Law, since the basic structure of the EU and its institutions is the same for many other law areas.

By Engurazova S

Sep 6, 2017

There is a rare example when study was a pleasure for me! The form of material is understandable for everyone. It was a first time when I didn't`t think about language, and had focused on a material. Thanks!

By Edward J B

Aug 27, 2016

Challenging but insightful and well structured course. As an American, my exposure to the EU at this level was limited, and the course provided a solid framework for understanding as well as legal analysis.

By Hany E

Jan 4, 2020

After greeting,,

It was very interesting to learn valuable information about the European Union, that entity is a military, economic and scientific entity.

More courses in this field.

With special thanks,

By Николаев А О

Aug 10, 2021

Really useful course, that give the participants basic understanding on how EU law works. Also there are many usefull sources for additional reading and great explanation on how find any EU legal act.

By Johanna V S

Oct 25, 2018

It is very clear and all the information provided on the lectures is relevant for the field of study. I loved the structure, the teachers and the way how the topics were presented. Highly recommended!

By George K

Jun 18, 2019

Great course. I have learnt many aspects of the European Union Law. Very useful and interestingly made. Also liked planning and structure of the course. Nice lecturers. Thank you!

By Marc T

Sep 29, 2017

Great introductory course for those wishing to understand the EU and European Business Law. I have always been curious how the EU was formed and how it is governed. Thank you

By Juan B

Jun 18, 2020

This course is a perfect tool to understand the fundamentals of the EU. The teachers are very clear and the lectures are very complete. Thank you Lund University and team!

By Арзамасов М Н

Feb 20, 2022

This is an excellent online course, I learned a lot about the functioning of the EU, about the competence of its official bodies, studied a lot of judicial practice.

By Волкова Т А

Apr 25, 2019

Very useful course for getting acquainted with European law. Clearly structured. Useful material for self-study. Very convenient to use links. Thank you very much!

By Анастасия Д

Oct 29, 2016

The course provides with a detailed overview on how the EU is functioning. If you intend to study the EU law, this course is very helpful to understand the basics.

By Vesna S

Oct 27, 2017

I am completely satisfied with this course. Excellent teachers, organization of content, as well as the reading materials. Thank you for your dedication!

By Andon T

Feb 7, 2016

This is a professional, detailed and enriching course that I, as a practitioner and legal adviser in the field of EU law, highly recommend. Well done!

By Hugues D O A

Oct 1, 2020

It is very useful and helps to understand the functioning of the European Union. Thanks, Lund University! I hope to visit the university soon!

By Ehsaneddin A

Nov 16, 2022

A unique, comprehensive, and clarifying course, with relevant officially represented material, as well as a handful of experienced lecturers.

By Atsushi H

Jun 29, 2017

Very understandable lecture. As a first step of understanding european politics and business, this course is consist of foundamental topics.

By Sambathmarina T

Mar 28, 2023

This course is really good especially for those who want to get more ideas about how EU is operated, their intimation, and principles.

By Claire L

Mar 2, 2018

This course made me comfortable with the idea of taking a course from this university. And it inspired me to get my LL.M in Europe.

By Любовь К

May 14, 2020

Very good course for beginners! It took a wide observation of EU law and its structure as well as navigation among EU legislation.

By Edda M S

Mar 9, 2017

I got a great overview over the fundamentals of EU Business Law. Nice concise lectures with lecturers that captured my attention.

By Vinayakan A

Dec 16, 2020

For a person from non legal background, this course sets an excellent base. Thank you to the Faculty of Law at Lund University.

By Rövşən M

Nov 24, 2021

This course very interesting and instructive for me. l gained a lot of knowledge owing to this course.

Thanks for everything !