Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM142: Europe in the Digital Age

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan


Week 1: Introduction: presentation of the module 

Week 2: communications theory

Week 3: market developments

Week 4: Twitterati and political opinion formation

Week 5: Europe's Digital Single Market

Week 6: Copyfighters

Week 7: telecoms and connectivity

Week 8: global internet governance

Week 9: data protection and privacy

Week 10: the dark web

Week 11: review


Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
24 276 0

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities24 12 x 2 hour seminars
Guided independent study276 Independent study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

· Media Guardian

· the Independent – media

· the Financial Times – media

· the Telegraph – media and telecomms

· Guardian Digital Media Content Blog

· Guardian technology blog

· IndyMedia twitter blog

Other Learning Resources


· Communication Research

· Convergence

· European Journal of Communication

· Javnost

· Harvard International Journal of Press 

· Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

· Journal of Communication

· Journal of Media Law and Practice

· Journalism Quarterly

· Media, Culture and Society

· Telecommunications Policy