Media Law

Module code: MS3021
Module co-ordinator: Dr Lieve Gies

Topics covered

  • Libel and defamation
  • Freedom of expression
  • Privacy and confidential information
  • Human rights
  • Court and parliamentary reporting
  • Racial hatred and blasphemy
  • Obscene and indecent publications
  • The role of Ofcom and other regulatory bodies

Learning

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

Assessment

  • Essay, 2,000 words (75%)
  • Case commentary, 500 words (25%)