Module Overview

Media Politics

To provide students with the theoretical knowledge required to critically examine the relationship between media and politics in contemporary society. It aims to familiarize students with the key concepts that influence and shape the relationship between media practices and political processes. In addition, the module further aims examine the relationship between politics and cinema.

Module Code

MEDA H2004

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Media, State and Democracy

Classic models of media & politics: press systems - libertarian, social responsibility, authoritarian, communist.Political Campaigns: social media & election campaigns; celebrity politics.Political Activism: social media & the role of cyberactivism.New Media and Politics: E-democracy

Media Discourse & Political Coverage

Discourse, language, ideology and the manufacture of ‘reality’.News & Language; news as social construct.Mediated Conflict: war; terrorism and the politics of fear.

Politics and Film

Cinematic representations of the relationship between media & politics; cinema and propaganda; representations of political issues in film.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination60
Other Assessment(s)40