Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3051: The Media in Europe

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Teaching for this module will be through a combination of lectures, and student led seminars.

1. Introduction to the module 2. Theories of the media 3. Press regulation (traditional models) 4 the role of public service broadcasting in Europe 5. Broadcasting regulation (private markets) 6. EU broadcasting regulation 7. Europe's information society 8. film subsidies and state aid 10. The UK media market 11. The UK regulatory structure 12. Provision of news 13. The media in France 14. The media in Germany (decentralisation) 15. Scandinavian media models 16. the Media in Italy 17. Policy transfer and Eastern Europe 18. Internet regulation 19. Media ownership global trends 20. China and the piracy debate

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

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities4422 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent study256Independent study

Online Resources

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