Taught course

LSE-Fudan Double Degree in Global Media and Communications

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Media and Communications

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in social science, or degree in another field with professional experience in media and communications.

English higher level.

Months of entry


Course content

About this Double Degree programme

This unique MSc Double Degree in Global Media and Communications programme enables you to study for one year at LSE in London, the UK's media capital, and one year at Fudan Journalism School, at Fudan University – a top journalism faculty with close links to Shanghai's media industry.

Your first year will be spent at LSE, and will provide you with the theoretical and methodological foundation to examine issues of media and communication within their political, social and cultural context. Additionally, you will be required to attend 40 hours of Mandarin language classes at the appropriate level in the LSE Language Centre or the LSE Confucius Institute for Business. Mandarin language assessment does not form part of the MSc assessment, but attendance, for which there is no additional fee to the student, is required for all students on this programme except those already completely fluent in Mandarin.

During the second year at Fudan University in Shanghai, you will immerse yourself through research and applied learning in Chinese language, culture and media, in order to broaden your horizons and enhance your knowledge of China. Through various core and optional courses, you will be given the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of China's multi-media environment in both theoretical and applied contexts. More information can be found on the Fudan University website.

Department of Media and Communications

The programme's first year will be based in LSE's Department of Media and Communications. It 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.

The Department attracts students from a diverse range of backgrounds, often including professional experience working in media and communications-related fields. Indeed, the opportunity for cross-cultural meetings and exchange of ideas among the student body is a valuable feature of studying within the Department.

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

The programme's first year (spent at LSE) is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Double Degree

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613