Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM158: Digital Politics and Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Alison Harcourt (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module examines the regulation of the communications sector, encompassing traditional press and broadcasting markets, telecommunications, new media markets and the Internet. Emphasis is on European Union (EU) regulation and its effect upon the direction of national policy. Topics include: EU audiovisual regulation, the Digital Single Market; copyright, telecommunications, data protection and privacy policies.  The focus will be the effects of Brexit on the UK and the future development of EU policy. Wider issues of globalisation and the UK’s role in the world will be investigated.

Module created

12/09/2018

Last revised

12/09/2018