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Postgraduate course

Competition Law

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeJUS258-2-B
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish.
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ECTS Credits

10 ECTS Credits

Level of Study



Full time

Teaching semester

Autumn (Exam each semester)

Place of Instruction

Bergen Law Faculty

Objectives and Content

The aim of this course is to introduce students to EU/EEA Competition law. By the end of the course, students should have thorough knowledge of substantial EU/EEA competition rules regarding anti-competitive agreements and abuse of a dominant position. In addition, students will have knowledge on provisions regulating the enforcement the EU/EEA competition rules.

The central subjects in this course are 1) TFEU art. 101 containing the prohibition of anti-competitive agreements, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices, 2) TFEU art 102 containing the prohibition of abuse of a dominant position, and 3) the rules on enforcement and sanctions (mainly found in EU regulation 1/2003). procedural rules, enforcement and sanctions. Competition law issues are also closely related to other issues that will not be dealt with in this course, such as state aid measures, public procurement law, marketing act and intellectual property rights.

The Course also aims to provide the students with an understanding og how the competition rules, mainly aimed towards private parties, also may affect the Member States of the EU/EEA.

Learning Outcomes

The course will give the students a fundamental understanding of terms, problems and basic principles and legal concepts used in EU/EEA Competition Law. This will also give the students the same understanding of most European national competition regulations, as those often are harmonized with EU/EEA Competition Law.

The course will allow the student to:

  • Understand the goals of competition law
  • Understand, explain and apply the two main prohibitions of EU/EEA Competition Law; the prohibitions of anti-competitive agreements and abuse of a dominant position.
  • Understand and explain the rules on enforcement and sanctions in EU/EEA Competition Law.

Required Previous Knowledge

Three years of university studies.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Three years of law studies.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

Combined with JUS258-2-A this course will generate no new credits

Access to the Course

The course is available for the following students:

  • Admitted to the integrated master programme in law
  • Admitted to the two-year master programme in law
  • Granted admission to elective courses at the Faculty of Law
  • Granted additional right to study following completed master degree in law at UiB
  • Exchange students at the Faculty of Law

The pre-requirements may still limit certain students¿ access to the course

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and seminars.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance


Forms of Assessment

Exam autumn and spring.

Four hour digital school exam.

Information about digital examination can be found here:


Exam language:

  • Question paper: English
  • Answer paper: English

Examination Support Material

Open book. Please note the rules concerning source citation

Grading Scale

A - E for passed, F for failed.

Course Evaluation

According to administrative arrangements for evaluating courses at the Law Faculty.

Course Coordinator

Associate Professor Ronny Gjendemsjø.


Course teacher: Associate Professor Ronny Gjendemsjø

Administrative contact: elective-courses.jurfa@uib.no

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    07.06.2023, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam