Taught course

Media and Communications (Media and Communication Governance)

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

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.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers an intensive, year-long exploration of a wide range of contemporary issues in media and communications specifically concerned with the emergence of new forms of media and communication governance. The MSc Media and Communications (Media and Communication Governance) aims to provide:

*A broad based understanding of the institutions and regulations that structure the development and forms of media and communication systems. The programme covers policy, regulatory, legal and economic aspects of media and communication services.
*An up-to-date engagement with diverse theoretical, conceptual and empirical developments in research on media and communications, specifically relating to communication governance at the regional, national and international levels.
*A mix of core and optional courses, culminating in an independent research project in media and communications (media and communication governance), that provides an ideal preparation for research or employment in media and communications and related fields of policy, regulation and/or information systems analysis.
*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.

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


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613