6 ECTS credits
164 u studietijd

Aanbieding 1 met studiegidsnummer 4016228FNR voor alle studenten in het 1e semester met een gespecialiseerd master niveau.

1e semester
Inschrijving onder examencontract
Niet mogelijk
Beoordeling (0 tot 20)
2e zittijd mogelijk
Faculteit Sociale Wetensch & SolvayBusinessSchool
Verantwoordelijke vakgroep
Pieter Ballon (titularis)
Annelien Smets
Onderdelen en contacturen
33 contacturen Hoorcollege
131 contacturen Zelfstudie en externe werkvormen

This course will treat a number of current issues that are critical for the domain of Digital Media in Europe. They will be studied from a political economy point of view. The issues relate to topics such as Innovation and Diversity in Media, Advertising and Privacy, and Competition and Bottlenecks in New Media Markets.

Digitaal cursusmateriaal (Vereist) : Slidesets and Background papers
Digitaal cursusmateriaal (Vereist) : Material will be available, Canvas
Bijkomende info

Teaching Methods

- Lecture: collective contact-dependent moments during which the lecturer engages with learning materials
- Seminar, Exercises or Practicals (Practical): collective or individual contact-dependent moments during which the students are guided to actively engage with learning materials
- Independent or External Form of Study (Self): independent study

This description of the teaching methods is indicative, in order to assess the expected study load.

Lecture: 26 hours (13 x 2 hours)

SELF: 131 hours

  • students should expect a 7 hour work load per lecture (maintaining class notes, reading the required literature, maintaining current topics in order to be able to give illustrations during the exam): 91 hours (13 x 7 hours)
  • preparation exam: 40 hours (5 days of 8 hours)

Algemene competenties

This course contributes to the following general learning results of the master in communication studies:

  • Students demonstrate the ability to critically contextualise and evaluate current national and international developments and discussions, and are able to independently deepen insights related to complex problems on the basis of an original framework of analysis, thereby expanding the theoretical basis related to media, internet and globalisation.
  • Students show an open and constructive attitude whilst having respect for other views and beliefs. 
  • Students are open to scientific doubt and societal pluralism. They demonstrate courage, ambition and perseverance in questioning both established insights and alternative points of view.
  • Students demonstrate the skill to discuss and debate current societal and scientific topics and theoretical developments related to media, internet and globalisation. The students discuss issues on the basis of critical and substantiated reflections and research findings, open-mindedly and willing to acknowledge other arguments.
  • Students are able to communicate their point of view in a clear and scientific-grounded argumentation to various target groups. 


De beoordeling bestaat uit volgende opdrachtcategorieën:
Examen Mondeling bepaalt 100% van het eindcijfer

Binnen de categorie Examen Mondeling dient men volgende opdrachten af te werken:

  • Oral Exam met een wegingsfactor 1 en aldus 100% van het totale eindcijfer.

    Toelichting: Oral exam with short written preparation time at the start of the exam

Aanvullende info mbt evaluatie

 Not applicable.

Toegestane onvoldoende
Kijk in het aanvullend OER van je faculteit na of een toegestane onvoldoende mogelijk is voor dit opleidingsonderdeel.

Academische context

Deze aanbieding maakt deel uit van de volgende studieplannen:
Master of Communication Studies: Digital Media in Europe (enkel aangeboden in het Engels)