Postgraduate Certificate: Regulation of Telecommunications
Regulation of Telecommunications
The course is taught once each year - from February. The Certificate counts for 60 credits towards the MA in Communications Policy. It can be taken independently of the MA or as part of the full MA course. The Certificate is divided into three parts of three weeks each which can be taken separately, but Part I must be taken prior to Part II or Part III
- Part I: Post WTO Communications Markets and National Regulation (Delivered intensively)
The module studies the international liberalisation of communications and the role of the international financial institutions in that process. The focus is on the relationship between international and national regulation. The purpose of the module is to set the processes of liberalisation, privatisation and regulation of communications into an international context and to compare the development of US, EU and UK regulation of communications (Taught intensively: pre-requisite for Part II and Part III) .
- Part II: Telecommunications and Structural Regulation (Delivered intensively. Pre-requisite Part 1)
The purpose of this module is to provide the necessary background and detailed analysis of structural regulation and competition used by national regulatory agencies for those wishing to undertake a career in regulatory policy of telecommunications. Students will be expected to apply regulatory concepts to their own country's circumstances (Delivered intensively).
- Part III: Telecommunications and Behavioural Regulation (Delivered intensively. Pre-requisite Part 1)
This module introduces students to the concepts and mechanisms of behavioural regulation, particularly in relation to dominant operators, price controls and costing, interconnection, universal service. Students will also be expected to apply regulatory to their own country's circumstances. (Delivered intensively).