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Diplôme d'Études du Droit de l'Union Européenne

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Bac + 2
Length of studies
1 year: 100 hrs of evening classes
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This course is offered as part of the Action Jean Monnet programme, launched in 1990 by the Commission of the European Communities in order to develop teaching on European integration in university courses.

It is one of the courses offered by the European School of Law (ESL), part of the Jean Monnet centre of excellence.


This course does not confer student status, but it does allow learners to obtain European credits.


Research centers partnerships

Institut de Recherche en Droit Européen, International et Comparé (
Manufacture des Tabacs
21, allée de Brienne
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
Tél : 05 61 12 88 60



Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac + 2

Admission conditions

This course is open to:

  • students of the university who have completed the first year of a licence in law or economic and social administration, are graduates of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques or are enrolled in fourth year
  • students admitted following a written application after approval from the Accreditation of Prior Learning Committee, who wish to complete the studies they started elsewhere at postgraduate level.
  • the general public outside of Toulouse 1 Capitole University, particularly as part of a European student exchange programme (Erasmus) or continuing education.



The course takes place over 10 months and requires a total time commitment of 100 hours.

In order to facilitate access to the course, classes take place from 5pm to 7pm or 8pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Diplôme d'Etudes de l'Union Européenne consists of three modules, all compulsory.


Historical framework of European integration:
- History
- Major steps of integration: from the European Communities to the European Union.
Institutional structure:
 - Political system: Council of the European Union, European Council, European Parliament, European Commission, etc.
 - Judicial system: courts of the European Union (Court of Justice of the European Union, General Court of the European Union, Civil Service Tribunal)
Legal system:
-  Sources
-  Scope: relations between European Union law and national law; primacy; direct effect, etc.
Court system: annulment litigation, litigation for declaration, full remedy actions, preliminary cooperation, infringement proceedings, interpretation of preliminary referrals, etc.


Free competition:
- Agreements, abuse of a dominant position, mergers and state aid (10 hrs)

Europe of individuals and citizens (18 hrs):
- European Union citizenship
- Area of freedom, security and justice (AFSJ) (travel, residence, asylum, immigration)
- Digital law (creation of a digital single market and technologies in the AFSJ (laws on personal data, e-commerce and cyber security)

Free movement of workers (12 hrs):

 - Freedom of access to and pursuit of employment
 - Living and working conditions and social protection of employees
 - Freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services
Free movement of goods (8 hrs)

  • EU 3: COMMON POLICIES (32 hours - 11 ECTS)

Economic and monetary union (4 hrs)
Regional policy (4 hrs)
- Economic and social cohesion policy, structural funds
Internal policies of the European Union
(18 hrs)
- Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) (10 hrs)
- Health policy (4 hrs)
- Consumer protection policy (4 hrs)
External policies of the European Union (6 hrs)
- Customs and trade policy
- Development aid policy
- Common foreign and security policy
- European Neighbourhood Policy

Teaching methods:
For classroom sessions, beyond the traditional approach of lectures and tutorials, students may be given learning opportunities in the form of role plays and case studies. Teaching will take place in dedicated and fully equipped lecture theatres and language laboratories. Students also have free access to various university resources, such as computer rooms and shared library facilities.

Teaching team:

University professors: Marc Blanquet; Céline Castets-Renard
Lecturers: Nathalie De Grove-Valdeyron; Catherine Grynfogel; Oana Andreea Macovei; Felix-Valère N’Dior; Anne-Marie Oliva;
Temporary teaching assistant: Julie Teyssedre;
Representative from the world of work: Millet, Francois-Xavier.

Conditions of validation

Assessment is by examination, in accordance with the regulations in force.

Three written examinations (one per unit) are sat at the end of the academic year. The qualification is awarded to students who have taken and achieved a pass mark in all three examinations. Successful completion of a unit leads to the awarding of the corresponding European credits. The credits for the unit are awarded even in case of a compensated pass.

There are two examination sessions per year, scheduled so as not to overlap with the Licence and Master 1 examination periods. Students who pass their examinations in the first session may not sit them again in the second session; however, those who did not achieve the pass mark or were absent in one or more examinations in the first session may sit these examinations in the second session. Marks below the pass mark achieved in the first session are not carried forward to the second session.


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Contact details


Information sur les formations et orientation :

Service Universitaire d’Information d’Orientation et d’Aide à l’Insertion Professionnelle (SUIO-IP)
(Anciennes Facultés)
2 rue du Doyen Gabriel Marty
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
Courriel :
Tél : 05 61 63 37 28

Bureau des stages

Bâtiment Arsenal, 3ème étage, AR379 et 381
Courriel :
Tél : 05 61 63 37 35 ou 05 61 63 35 18

Registrar office contact details

European School of Law
Bureau AR 334
2 rue du Doyen Gabriel Marty
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
Tél : 05 61 63 38 48