Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM158: Digital Politics and Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran 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/online press and broadcasting markets, telecommunications, new media markets and the Internet. Emphasis is on comparison of different regulatory modules. Topics include: audiovisual regulation, the EU Digital Single Market; copyright, telecommunications, data protection, privacy policies, fake news, Fintech and cybersecurity.  A key focus will be the effects of Brexit on the UK. Wider issues of globalisation and the UK’s role in the world will be investigated.

Module created

12/09/2018

Last revised

02/04/2020