Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3051: The Media in Europe

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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

  • Introduction to the module
  • markets and theory
  • the press in Europe
  • the role of public service broadcasting in Europe
  • broadcasting markets and policies
  • EU broadcasting regulation
  • the EU’s Digital Single Market
  • film subsidies, state aid and international trade rules
  • the UK media market
  • the UK regulatory structure
  • provision of news
  • the media in France
  • the media in Germany (decentralisation) 
  • Nordic media models
  • the Media in Italy
  • media freedom in Central and Eastern Europe
  • internet regulation 
  • media ownership global trends
  • 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).