Digital Communication, Policy and Innovation in Europe (POLINN)

By completing the programme, students of POLINN will be able to understand and analyse the relationship between policy makers, market mechanisms and the users considering the cultural dimension of the field of digital communication. This includes the delivery of profound policy analysis, advice and recommendations for future policy developments, critical market analysis and a socially grounded contextualization of current developments and debates on digital communication in a globalized world. Students of this track will study at Paris Lodron University of Salzburg and at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Semester 1

Students will spend the first semester at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.

Please have a look at the Programme Overview page for further information on the Semester 1.

Semester 2

Students will spend the Semester 2 at the VUB in Brussels. Please find in the following table the modules and the courses of this semester.

 

Module 3: Digital Communication, Policy and Innovation in Europe I ECTS
EU Media and Communication Policy 6
Brussels Talking: Europe, Media and Society 3
Summer School II 5
Module 4: Digital Communication, Policy and Innovation in Europe II
Seminar 1: Digital Innovation Leadership (User and Innovation in Digital MediaData, Privacy and Society) 12
Elective Subjects (Module 5)
Elective Subject II  5

 

Semester 3

Participants of the Master in Digital Communication Leadership start their third semester by attending the Summer School II in Salzburg, Austria. In their third semester, students must also present the concepts of their master thesis to a panel of experts and to fellow students. After the summer symposium, the participants complete the chosen track. Please find in the following table the modules and the courses of this semester.

 

Module 3: Digital Communication, Policy and Innovation in Europe I ECTS
Theories on Media, Technology and Society/Digital Media Marketing 6
Module 4: Digital Communication, Policy and Innovation in Europe II
Internet Censorship, Control and Governance 6
Seminar 2: Critical Economic Issues in the European Digital Single Market (Critical Issues in Media EconomicsEuropean Media Markets) 12
Elective Subject (Module 5)
Elective Subject II  5

 

Semester 4

In the fourth semester, the students work on their master thesis (30 ECTS).

Please have a look at the Programme Overview page for further information on Semester 4.

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