EU Consumer Law


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

  • To supplement the student’s knowledge and skills in a way that may form part of the student’s choice of educational and professional profile

Learning objectives


  • Sources of law concerning EU consumer law
  • The concept of consumer and their organization
  • EU law interaction with member states consumer law
  • The purpose of consumer protection and interaction with other regulation
  • Selected consumer law issues:
    • Sale of consumer goods (including distance and doorstep selling), including:
      • Lack of conformity
      • Rights of the consumer in case of lack of conformity
      • Right of withdrawel
    • Marketing, including:
      • Good marketing practice
      • Misleading marketing.
      • Identification
      • Unsolicited communication
      • Marketing directed at children and young people
      • Promotions
      • Guarantees
      • Price information
    • Unfair contract terms
    • Means of payment
    • Passengers’ rights
    • Complaints and sanction
  • Sharing economy


  • Proper use of concepts and terminology of consumer law
  • Identifying relevant consumer law issues
  • Express themselves clearly and well-structured on consumer law issues with the use of correct terminology
  • Understanding relevant practice from the EU Court of Justice
  • Using sources of law and legal methods in consumer law
  • Qualifying interaction between public and civil consumer protection laws
  • Qualifying interaction between EU regulation and member states implementation


  • Independently explaining consumer law areas and reflecting critically and analytically
  • The ability to assess and analyse rules and consequences of the rules
  • Qualifying and relate legal issues within consumer law
  • Being able to work problem oriented by independently composing a problem and working with in an analytical and structured way
  • Taking responsibility for own learning, development and specialization within the frames of consumer law

Type of instruction

  • Workshops
  • Lectures

Extent and expected workload

  • 270 hours


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • Project handed in on time


Name of examEU Consumer Law
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
20 minutes oral exam based on a group project
10 page project
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
Project can be brought to the exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

  • The module is open to students from Law and Business Law

Facts about the module

Danish titleEU Consumer Law
Module codeKA-JU-13-S35
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Law
DepartmentDepartment of Law
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences


OBS litteratur er først endelig 3 uger før semesterstart!

  • Book: Weatherill, Stephen, EU Consumer Law and Policy, Elgar European Law, latest edition
  • Primary sources of law:
    • Directives and Regulations.
    • Rulings from the EU Court of Justice
  • Scientific articles