Politics and the Media

Third year module

Lecturer: Peter Preston

This module aims to provide students with a good understanding of the relationship between the media and politics, and the implications of this relationship upon the democratic process in the light of globalisation. Students are also strongly encouraged to develop and strengthen their critical and analytical skills both in written and verbal forms.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to use theoretical frameworks to be able to discuss the nature of the relationship between different media formations and politics. This will also enable students to offer a comprehensive analysis of the implications of this complex relationship upon those who 'consume' or 'receive' the media and political issues.  


  • 2 x 4000 word essays (50% each)