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2021/2022  BA-BBLCV1705U  Trade and Markets in post-Brexit U.K.

English Title
Trade and Markets in post-Brexit U.K.

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Min. participants 40
Max. participants 60
Study board
Study Board for BSc and MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Brian Graham - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
  • Kevin McGovern - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Political Science
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 01-07-2021

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Learning objectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the core concepts of new UK-EU trade arrangements
  • Understand and reflect critically on the theory, concepts, tools discussed in the course
  • Apply analytical frameworks of the course to identify opportunities for UK and its trading partners
Trade and Markets in post-Brexit U.K.:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Essay
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Autumn
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course will consider the reality of U.K. trade in the new period ushered in by the signing of the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). The course will begin with the study of the exact nature of the terms of trade established by the TCA, agreed on Christmas Eve of 2020. It will also consider arrangements for service markets (not included in the deal) as they emerge over 2021. The course will then give full consideration to the sectors and industries which will be affected by Brexit, providing detail about how Brexit will impact across different areas. Having examined the challenges represented by Brexit, especially in terms of new costs (non-tariff barriers) accompanying trade under the auspices of the new deal, we will also consider which opportunities may present themselves at this juncture -- for the U.K. and others. The course will also include considerations of the future of trade between the U.K. and Denmark, as well as other EU nations.

Description of the teaching methods
Each week, students will read a handful of articles related to the week's theme. Groups will be encouraged to do short presentations on the theme in question. Open discussion will look into the specifics of the texts and expand upon the perspective advanced. Students will be encouraged to evolve informed opinions on the various topics covered each week.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback on student presentations. Students will be asked to do a presentation about the readings for each week. They will have the opportunity to submit a rough draft of their PowerPoint, and will received feedback after the presentation itself

Feedback on class assignment. The assignment is a voluntary individual written submission, and the students will receive substantial feedback relating to content, language and sources.

Comments on written assignment ideas. Students will submits abstracts prior to the final exam period. They will receive feedback on their problem formulation ,proposed structure and bibliography.

The students will also received regular feedback about the quality of their contributions to class discussions.
Student workload
Lectures 28 hours
Reading for class 94 hours
Exam preparation 80 hours
Preparation for presentations 4 hours
Expected literature


A literature list will be available on Canvas closer to the beginning of the semester, but the following literature comprises some of the course's key texts:


Booth, S., Post-Brexit Freedoms and Opportunities for the UK, Policy Exchange, 2021

Halligan, L. and G. Lyons, Clean Brexit, Policy Exchange, 2017.

Juan-Torres, M, T. Dixon and A. Kimaram, Britian's Choice: Common Ground and Division in 2020s Britain, More in Common, 2020.


(All texts are freely available online.)




Last updated on 01-07-2021