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LS553H: MEDIA LAW (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Oct 2022 16:21


Course Overview

This course is designed for law as well as non-law students who are interested in public communication via mass media – some may be interested in pursuing a career in journalism, marketing, or politics, others may nevertheless be interested in gaining insights into the legal mechanisms which regulate public communication through mass media in these fields. The course aims to develop an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of the relevant legal mechanisms.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Catherine W. Ng

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Law (LS)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course examines the tensions among conflicting interests in the governance of mass media in public communication. These include tensions between the freedom of the press, freedom of expression on the one hand and the right to fair trial, the right to privacy, the right against defamation and various public interest policies on the other hand. The course also covers publicity rights as well as certain aspects of intellectual property rights. It will be conducted through a series of interactive seminars.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University week s 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 39

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
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Exam

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On-Campus Exam

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resit Failed Elements in same format if due to extenuating circumstances

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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreateDevelop transferable skills (eg: to analyse complex legal issues, research, construe, construct, present, critique, and defend legal arguments; to manage projects.)
ReflectionCreateGain and deploy knowledge of certain laws (eg: human rights law, communications law, defamation law, intellectual property law) which govern the mass media.
ReflectionCreateDevelop analytical, critical, and communications skills through guided class discussions, research, presentations, and essays.

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