Core Module Information
Module title: Media Law

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW09114
Module leader: Zhongdong Niu
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law


Description of module content:

Freedom of expression theories; regulatory institutions and their functions; regulation of broadcasting and electronic communications; defamation; self-regulation of the media; data protection and freedom of information; obscenity and indecency; blasphemy; privacy; copyright.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of principles of media law and the functions of regulatory institutions
LO2: Identify and evaluate legal issues relating to freedom of expression and various restrictions on the media
LO3: Analyse legal problems in a systematic and analytical manner
LO4: Communicate effectively in written form and employ argument and persuasion

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Joanna McVicar
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1-4 10 , WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 02.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LAW 09114 - Media Law