Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Media and Society in Wales
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 x 2 Hour Lectures


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay 1 (2000 words)  40%
Semester Assessment Essay 2 (3000 words)  60%
Supplementary Assessment Essay 1 (2000 words)  40%
Supplementary Assessment Essay 2 (3000 words)  60%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Develop and consolidate a systematic and coherent body of knowledge of the history of media in Wales and of contemporary debates about the media in Wales;
2. Understand, compare and evaluate theories about the historical development of the media in Wales and the nature of the contemporary media;
3. Apply your knowledge and understanding to an assessment of contemporary problems relating to the media in Wales.

Brief description

The subject matter of this module will be the emergence of the press, film and broadcasting in Wales since the nineteenth century. It will also examine the range of issues which confront those who seek to understand the nature and future development of the media in contemporary Wales. It draws on history and critical social theory to advance these ends.


This module is taught in 10 x 2-hour lecture/workshops:

• Introduction: theories and themes

• The Press

• Cinema

• Radio

• Television

• Internet and social media

• 'The Democratic Deficit'

• Media Policy in Wales

• Wales and other small nations: international perspectives

• Preserving our National Heritage: media archives

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Not developed in this module.
Communication Written communication is developed through the essays and oral communication is developed through the workshop/seminar activities which take place as part of the teaching session.
Improving own Learning and Performance Feedback provided on the first assignment will be aimed at improving learning and performance for the second assignment.
Information Technology Developed during students’ research for the assignments.
Personal Development and Career planning Not developed specifically in this module.
Problem solving This is developed through the assignments (essays).
Research skills Students will be required to research their essays and to navigate information and library sources in order to do this.
Subject Specific Skills Students will develop critical and analytical skills through studying historical and contemporary issues around the role of the media in Welsh society.
Team work Small group work will form part of the discussion element of the teaching session.


This module is at CQFW Level 5