Taught course

Social and Public Communication

Institution
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent in social science and relevant professional experience.

English higher level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About this MSc programme

The MSc Social and Public Communication explores communication as a social psychological process central to the conduct of everyday life, in public as well as in private.

Communication is the foundation of social life as well as a professional activity to influence and persuade, to gain advantage, to build and sustain a community of trust, and to reach a common understanding on a controversial issue. You will be provided with an overview of theories of communication and their psychological foundations that enable you to analyse communication events and the practical dilemmas faced by those working in different domains of public communication.

The programme is not simply a training programme in social marketing but an academic, research-based degree which will enable you, through a range of compulsory and topical courses, to engage critically with existing tools of analysis, evaluation and design of communication endeavours. We offer a comparative approach, with a focus on clear language across a range of domains where public communication is pivotal. The programme is exclusively recognised by the professional certification of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the UK.

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science is an interdisciplinary faculty and research team, with research areas spanning across social psychology to behavioural economics, political psychology to organisational culture, consumer behaviour to public engagement, and community development to global health, happiness and well-being. The Department's research focuses on real world issues, thus their research is both theoretically well-informed, and produces results that impact policy, business, and society at large.

The Department draw on the best social science research to build and teach new insights for diagnosing organisational problems, explaining activity, and improving organisational capabilities.

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

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)207 955 6613