Taught course

Media, Communication and Development

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, communications and development.

The main aim of this programme is to offer an advanced interdisciplinary education and training in contemporary theory and research in the field of media and communications and its application in low income country contexts. It aims to:

*Provide an opportunity to critically examine the intersection of the fields of media and communications and development research.
*Provide research training for students wishing to go on to MPhil/PhD research in the media, communication and development field and for entry to a variety of media, communication and development related careers.
*Enable students to develop an understanding of a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of media and communication in low income country contexts.
*Allow flexibility for students to pursue particular topics of interest in the field of media and communication with an emphasis on issues that arise in low income countries.

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

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613