2:1 degree or equivalent in social science. Applicants welcome from those with professional experience in the media and communications sectors.
English higher level.
Months of entry
About this MSc programme
MSc Politics and Communication offers an intensive, year-long exploration of the relations between politics, media and communications.
It aims to give you an advanced understanding of theoretical and applied knowledge in the intersecting fields of politics and communication research. It provides you with the flexibility to pursue particular topics of interest in the fields of media, politics and communication, culminating in an independent research project in politics and communications. The programme is ideal preparation for research work and employment in media, politics, communication and related fields.
You will study compulsory courses in Political Communication, Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications, Methods of Research in Media and Communications and Democracy and the Media, and optional courses to the value of one unit. You will also have the opportunity to take courses taught in the Department of Government, in addition to those within your Department.
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.
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.
More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office
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