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 the Global Media and Communications Law module from University of East Anglia 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:

    Early Application Fee(before 31 March 2017): 2,695.00

    Standard Application Fee(from 1 April 2017): 2,995.00

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 1 months
  • Credits
    10 ECTS The module is accredited for 20 UK undergraduate credits 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

A field trip to London will be included and will enable students to meet professionals working directly within this legal field. This will give students valuable experience to meet with relevant legal practitioners, and gain a practical insight into the inner workings of Global Media and Communications Law.

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. Read more about IELTS.

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes.

  • 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. Read more about CAE.

    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). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

We require evidence of academic and English language proficiency where English is not the first language.

Our entry requirements are:

  • Be aged 17 or over on 24 June 2017*
  • Have a minimum academic level of a high UK 2:2; equal to a US GPA of 3.0 or equivalentBe enrolled at university, in receipt of an offer, or be a university graduate.
  • Have a minimum English skill level of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, where English is not the first language
The following information should be uploaded with your online application form or provided by email as soon as possible after submission:
  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • Photograph page of passport

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 2995 International
  • GBP 2995 National

Fees inclusive of:

  • Meet and greet

  • Induction

  • Study Skills workshop

  • Accommodation

  • Tuition, fieldtrips, tutorials, transcript

  • Social activities

  • Finale


Partner Institutions Discount

Students currently studying at one of our partner institutions are eligible for a 10% discount from the fees. Enquire with your universities study abroad team or contact us to check if you are eligible for this discount.


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