JUR5310 – EC Competition Law
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
New course code starting from the fallsemester 2011 - please see the website for JUS5310 – EU Competition Law (the course now gives 10 credits).
The course examines the competition rules of the European Community, particularly the competition rules concerning undertakings in Articles 85-90 EC. Students need no former knowledge of European Community Law before taking this course, but it may require some additional reading. For those who are not familiar with the competition rules, these are the rules which attempt to regulate private firms' market conduct. The competition rules contain provisions concerning anti-competitive agreements, abuse of market power and mergers.
Competition Law is often described as the rules of the market and the provisions, and the case Law illustrates the difficulties for the regulator trying to regulate the conduct of private companies. The rules are of great significance since any firm may be subject to heavy fines and/or liability for damages if infringing them. The maximum fine may be as high as 10% of a firm's annual turnover.
The European Commission plays an active part in enforcing the competition rules, and a study of Competition Law is therefore also a study of EC Administrative Law. This area of Law also gives the student a good opportunity to study the interrelation between Law and economics, since these legal norms often are based on economic theory. Students are expected to take an active part in the course since the emphasis is placed upon seminars and discussion groups rather than formal lectures. Students must also be prepared to give presentations to the rest of the group.
See ‘Detailed course information’ regarding requirements and syllabus.
You may register for this course if you have admission to a Master of Law-programme at UiO, the faculty's exchange-programme or have admission to Law-electives at masters-level. All applicants must fill the formal prerequisites.
International applicants, if you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants
Formal prerequisite knowledge
- Admission to the faculty’s exchange-programme or
- Active study-right for a study programme, masters-level at the University of Oslo or
- Norwegian Masters of Laws degree or equivalent or
- Passed forth year, 96 – Cand. Jur programme (or exams that are equivalent) or
- Passed JUR3000, Masters of Laws programme at the University of Oslo (or exams that are equivalent).
Recommended previous knowledge
Three years of law studies.
- 10 credits overlap with JUR1310 – EU Competition Law (BA)
- 15 credits overlap with VALECOMP – EC Competition Law (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with JUTECOMP – EC Competition Law (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with JUR5290 – Konkurranserett (discontinued)
- 7 credits overlap with JUR1290 – Konkurranserett (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with VALKONK – Konkurranserett (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with JUXKONK – Konkurranserett (discontinued)
4 hour written examination.
Examination support material
Auxiliary materials allowed during examinations for courses taught in English.
Language of examination
Students may answer the examination question in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish pursuant to Regulations governing studies and examinations at the University of Oslo. (§ 5.4 Forskrift om studier og eksamener ved Universitetet i Oslo)
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
- Illness at exams / postponed exams
- Resitting an examination.
- There are special rules for resitting a passed examination in the master's programme in Law.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take this exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
Please se Detailed regulations for the Faculty of Law, Chapter 3 regarding application, responsibilities and special measures.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.
This subject is taught at Master 's level. The subject is also taught at Bachelor's level (15 ECTS credits), see JUR1310 – EU Competition Law (BA).
Please see the chapter above, regarding overlap. For instances of overlap, credits will be deducted on the subject at Bachelors's level.