Global Media and Communications Law, Summer School

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  • 1 month
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The Global Media and Communications Law module from University of East Anglia explores the pertinent challenge posed by the ‘information society’ in our contemporary world. The module will investigate the increasingly globalised and integrated media industries, looking to the rule of law and to national legal systems.


Increased access to the Internet has played a significant role in how media industries and governments regulate the media and the laws surrounding it. Many have predicted that the Internet will make borders less relevant, yet many states continue to regulate both established media (print, broadcast) as well as new media, leading to concerns about human rights.

By the end of this module students will:
  • Have developed their understanding of the role of law (ranging from human rights to commercial) in controlling, influencing or encouraging forms of expression and communication.
  • Have learnt to appreciate the differences between media and between different technologies from legal, social, cultural and economic points of view.
  • Learnt to explain how courts and legislators try to ‘balance’ competing interests e.g. speech and privacy, national culture and transnational markets.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Earlybird fee

    £2,895 (31 March 2018)

    Standard fee

    £3,095 (1 May 2018 deadline)

    Partner fee

    £2,695 (1 May 2018 deadline)

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 months
  • Credits
    10 ECTS 20 UCU alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Topics covered will include media regulation, electronic commerce, human rights, global governance of the Internet, and disputes between states as to the extent to which national laws apply to transnational messages and transactions. Students will also be introduced to the innovative research taking place in the media centre and encouraged to discuss the legal systems of their own nations.

Field trips may include:

Visit and tour of Royal Courts of Justice and The Supreme Court.


Dr Sabine Jacques

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing).

Academic Requirements

  • All applicants should be age 17 or over (see our webpages for information about applicants who will be 17 years old during the programme). 
  • All applicants are expected to have attained a high UK 2:2; equal to a US GPA of 3.0, or equivalent.
  • Non-native English speakers need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent score on an approved English test.

We assess all applications on a case-by-case basis, so please contact us if you require further information regarding eligibility or academic equivalencies.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3095 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3095 GBP per module and a duration of 1 months.
  • National Applies to you

    3095 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3095 GBP per module and a duration of 1 months.
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Fees inclusive of:
  • Meet and greet

  • Induction

  • Study Skills workshop

  • Accommodation

  • Tuition, fieldtrips, tutorials, transcript

  • Social activities

  • Finale

Living costs for Norwich

  • 609 - 1050 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Students currently studying at one of our partner institutions are eligible for a reduced fee of £2,695. Enquire with your study abroad team or contact the International Summer School team to check if you are eligible for this discount.


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