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 organisation
  • EU law interaction with Member State 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 fx:
      • Lack of conformity
      • Rights of the consumer in case of lack of conformity
      • Right of withdrawel
    • Commercial practice, including fx:
      • Unfair commercial practice
      • Misleading commercial practice
      • Identification
      • Unsolicited communication
      • Commercial practice directed at children and young people
      • Guarantees
      • Price information
    • Unfair contract terms
    • Means of payment
    • Passengers’ rights
    • Complaints and sanction
  • Sharing economy


  • Proper use of concepts and terminology in 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 legislation
  • Qualifying interaction between EU legislation and Member State implementation


  • Independently explaining consumer law areas and reflecting critically and analytically
  • The ability to assess and analyse rules and consequences of the rules
  • Qualify and relate legal issues within consumer law
  • Being able to work problem-oriented by independently composing a problem and working with it in an analytical and structured way
  • Taking responsibility for own learning, development and specialisation 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 per student x participants in the group
Permitted aidsProject 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

Facts about the module

Danish titleEU Forbrugerret
Module codeKA-JU-20-S25
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerLL.M. (Master of Laws)
Study BoardStudy Board of Law
DepartmentDepartment of Law
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities


NB literature will be announced 3 weeks prior to start on semester
The exact description of literature will be shown in the lesson plan

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