Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM158: Digital Politics and Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

On completion of this module you will be cognizant about communications theories and regulation of digital markets in Europe. The module will provide you with an advanced understanding of market developments, global, and EU regulatory frameworks and the differing national structures regulating traditional and new media markets. You will establish connections between theory and regulatory practice. By the end of the module you will have the ability to critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical and regulatory models and assess the prospects for European integration on the basis of empirical and normative analysis.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the nature of digital markets in Europe, particularly with regard to market, global and regulatory frameworks.
2. Understand different national regulatory structures relating traditional and new media markets.
3. Establish connections between theory and regulatory practice.
4. Critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical and regulatory models.
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Critically analyse primary and secondary source material.
6. Understand and use concepts, models, and theory from public policy.
7. Construct well-structured and rigorous arguments.
8. Use academic objectivity to advance a normative perspective.
Personal and Key Skills9. Communicate effectively in speech and writing.
10. Work independently and in collaboration with peers to achieve common goals
11. Use IT for the retrieval and presentation of information.