Research course

Data, Networks and Society

Institution
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Media and Communications
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

Entry requirements

High merit (68 per cent) in in a taught master’s degree in social science or humanities and normally a distinction in the dissertation.

English research level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About this programme

Media and communications research is developing rapidly, both theoretically and methodologically, in keeping with the vast expansion in the penetration, technological diversity and social significance of the media globally. Media and communications research is essentially interdisciplinary, drawing on the theories and methods of a range of social science disciplines as they apply to the media, both old and new.

With 91 per cent of its research output judged to be "world leading" or "internationally excellent" (REF 2014), the Department of Media and Communications provides an excellent research-based education to its doctoral researchers. Its mission is to guarantee the highest quality graduate research training in media and communications and to undertake original social science research in the field, emphasising in particular the relationship between media, technology and social change.

This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution on the role of data and networks in relation to society.

Department of Media and Communications

The Department of Media and Communications is a world-leading centre of excellence in the field of communication and media studies, renowned internationally for its high quality original research and teaching excellence. The Department was rated #1 in the UK and #3 globally in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Information for international students

For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.

Fees and funding

Every research student is charged a fee for their programme.

This programme is eligible for LSE PhD Studentships, and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding.

More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil/PhD

full time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk