Taught course

Politics and Communication

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 the relations between politics, media and communications. It aims to provide:

*An advanced understanding of theoretical and applied knowledge in the intersecting fields of politics and communication research.
*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 opportunity to take courses taught in the Department of Government, as part of the programme options.
*An ideal preparation for research work and employment in media, politics, communication and related fields.

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