Course Description

Advanced Diploma in Media and Social Media Law

King’s Inns


The law governing media and social media encompasses several different areas, from defamation and privacy to criminal and intellectual property laws. The legal principles underpinning the use of various forms of media have practical consequences in many professions, including journalism, blogging, and political communications through to marketing, advertising, and in many other areas of business and civil society. The practical application of the law in these different industries requires balancing rights and interests that will be explored through the delivery of this course, from protecting the rights to privacy and a good name to recognising the importance of ensuring freedom of expression in a democratic society.

The law in this area evolves alongside the developments in technology that occur on an almost daily basis. This Social Media and Media Law course will seek to provide participants with insights in respect of relevant legal principles and provide them with opportunities to hear from leading experts and individuals with vast experience in applying those principles in their engagement with media and social media in practice.


The aims and objectives of this course are to provide an overview of media law in Ireland in addition to addressing emerging issues in this area.

Upon completion of the Diploma, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the main elements of social media and media law
  2. Critically assess how the law regulates the media environment
  3. Understand the obligations and rights of social media and media practitioners
  4. Evaluate emerging developments in media law and in particular, social media law
  5. Critically analyse and apply constitutional provisions, statutory provisions and the principles in case law
  6. Conduct research into areas of media law
  7. Engage in critical thinking and legal analysis

Application Deadline: Applications will be open in May/2024. The date is to be confirmed soon.

Dublin, Ireland
College Name King’s Inns
Course Category Entertainment & Media Law, Law
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Postgraduate Diploma
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 18th October 2024
Course End Date 25th April 2025
Course Fee 2550.00
Course Duration Approx 16 weeks
Course Times This course takes place in an online format only, live via Zoom, with recordings of lectures available after class is over. Interactive elements such as class discussions/tutorials will not be recorded and will be cast live only. The course takes place over approx. 16 weeks from October to April, with lectures on Tuesdays from 8.30 am to 10 am.
Awarding Body The Honorable Society of King's Inns
Title of Awarding Advanced Diploma in Media and Social Media Law
Entry Requirements There are no admission requirements for this course. A place on the highly sought–after course is not secured until the tuition fee is received in full. Once payment is received, you are automatically accepted on the course.
Career Path This course is suitable for professionals working in social media, digital marketing, communications and public relations. People working as writers, journalists, bloggers, in–house counsel, those working in the newspaper and broadcasting industries, data protection lawyers and lawyers working in the public and private sector together with anyone in the entertainment or media industries. Having a diverse group of professionals studying this course together allows participants to learn from each other, especially during tutorials and Q&A sessions.
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