Taught course

LSE-UCT 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 another field with professional experience in media and communications (you must also meet the UCT entry requirements)

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 the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT) – the highest-ranked university on the African continent, with close links to Cape Town’s media and film industry and NGO sector.

This programme will provide you with a critical exploration of mediation in the global context, examining processes of globalisation in relation to organisation, production, consumption and representation in media and communications. In our ever increasing globalised world, international experience gained on one of our global programmes is invaluable and provides an excellent knowledge and experience base to work from.

Your first year will be spent at LSE, which will provide you with the theoretical and methodological foundation to examine issues of media and communication within their political, social and cultural context.

Your second year, at University of Cape Town, you will examine global media and communications from an African vantage point. You will complete an internship in Cape Town and take a core course in Advanced Media Methodology. You can choose to write a dissertation or to complete a creative media production. More information can be found on the University of Cape Town programme page.

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.

This programme's first year at LSE is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships. Please note that further announcements on financial support may be made, including regarding students’ second year in Cape Town.

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613