Entry requirements

You should have at least an upper second class honours degree or its equivalent in a social science subject. We particularly welcome applications from those with professional experience in the media and communication fields and, in this case, we would accept a degree in other subjects. Exceptionally we may consider professional experience instead of a first degree.

Media and Communications; Media and Communications (Research).

Months of entry


Course content

These programmes offer an intensive, year-long exploration of a wide range of contemporary issues in media and communications. They aim to provide:

*A broad based understanding of the development and forms of media systems in relation to political economy, regulation and power, production and organisation, processes of mediation and influence, communication content and audience response.
*An up to date engagement with diverse theoretical, conceptual and empirical developments in research on media and communications.
*A mix of core and optional courses, culminating in an independent research project in media and communications, that provides an ideal preparation for research or employment in media and communications and related fields.
*The flexibility to tailor the programme to pursue particular topics of interest by selecting from a wide range of courses taught by leading experts in the Department of Media and Communications and other departments at LSE.

The Research track programme also provides advanced research training, enhancing students' methodological and statistical skills. This degree offers:

*Research training for students wishing to undertake MPhil/PhD degrees.
*Advanced methodological training as preparation for research-related careers.
*Recognition by the Economic and Social Research Council (1+3 and +3 schemes) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Students may also apply for the Media and Communication Governance stream of the MSc Media and Communications. This will enable them to follow courses with a focus on strategy, governance and regulation in the media and communication sectors, including courses related to media regulation and law.

We attract 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 at LSE.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations75
Dissertation25 (10000 words)

Course contact details

The Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613