Media Law

Module code: MS3021

In this module you'll study the various ways in which the law tries to strike a balance between freedom of expression and other, competing interests. You'll be immersing yourselves in a range of current issues dominating the field of media law and regulation.

Topics covered:

  • Freedom of expression
  • Privacy
  • Defamation
  • Right to be forgotten
  • Contempt of court
  • Press regulation
  • Broadcasting regulation
  • Internet governance


  • 11 hours of lectures
  • 11 hours of seminars
  • 1 hour of tutorials
  • 177 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 2,500-3,000 words (50%)
  • Exam, 3 hours (50%)