Taught course

Media, Communication and Development

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

Entry requirements

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

English higher level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About this MSc programme

The MSc Media, Communication and Development offers an intensive, year-long exploration of a wide range of contemporary issues in media, communications and development.

The main aim of the programme is to offer an advanced interdisciplinary education and training in contemporary theory and research in the field of media, communication and development, and their application in the Global South, with a particular emphasis on low income country contexts.

The programme will enable you to critically examine the intersection of the fields of media and communications and development research. You will develop an understanding of a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of development, media and communication. The programme will provide you with research training, which will prove valuable if you wish to go on to pursue MPhil/PhD research in the media, communication and development field, and will prepare you for work in a variety of media, communication and development related careers.

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.

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.

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 graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards and Anniversary Scholarships.

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613