2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LAW3280 Media Law
20 creditsClass Size: 56
Module manager: Rebecca Moosavian
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsThis module is not available to LLB students.
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LAW3198||Media Freedom 1|
|LAW3199||Media Freedom 2|
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis course will be of interest to anyone considering working in the media at some point in the future as it seeks to provide a grounding in the sorts of legal issues which frequently confront journalists and broadcasters. Issues include privacy, defamation, contempt of court and others.
ObjectivesThis module will introduce students to the core topics and underlying principles of media law. Students will learn how to apply and engage with statutes and cases from across a range of media law topics, including defamation and misuse of private information. Students will also be encouraged to consider the human rights implications of these areas, with particular focus on the Article 8 privacy right & the Article 10 right to free expression.
On completion of this module students will be able to:
(i) demonstrate a critical understanding of the main principles behind, and the mechanisms of media law; and
(ii) analyse issues and problems of a sort typically encountered in the media world and present cogently reasoned solutions thereto.
Introduction to Media Law
Introduction to English Legal System
Human rights: Article 10 (free expression) & Article 8 (privacy)
Contempt of Court
Misuse of Private Information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||180.00|
|Total Contact hours||20.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyThe online learning element is broken down into 15 minute tasks, there will be 20 x 15 minute tasks overall. Further information regarding teaching delivery, particularly in relation to the seminar structure, will follow.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackProgression is monitored through their attendance.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Assessed sessions||20.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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