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

  • A written hand-in – answering given questions regarding the course curriculum – must be submitted 3 weeks after the start of the course. The assignment will be given at least 2 weeks before the course starts.
  • The work with the hand in should be expected to take 2 full weeks. The hand-in must be accepted by the teacher in order for the student to participate in the exam.


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 braught 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-EJ-13-S32
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Business Administration and Commercial Law
Study BoardStudy Board of Law
DepartmentDepartment of Law
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities


OBS litteratur er først endelig 3 uger før semesterstart!

  • Book: Rethinking EU Consumer Law 
    Howells, Geraint G., author.; Twigg-Flesner, Christian, 1975- author.; Wilhelmsson, Thomas, 1949- author. 2018
    • Directives and Regulations.
    • Rulings from the EU Court of Justice
  • Scientific articles