The MSc Media and Communications programmes offer an intensive, year-long exploration of a wide range of contemporary issues in media and communications. They aim to provide a broad-based understanding of the development and forms of media and communications in relation to political economy, regulation and power, production and organisation, processes of mediation and influence, communication content and audience response. They offer an up-to-date engagement with diverse theoretical, conceptual and empirical developments in research on media and communications through a mix of compulsory and optional courses and an independent research project.
The Research track programme also provides advanced research and methodological training, enhancing students' methodological and statistical skills. This training is particularly suited to students wishing to undertake MPhil/PhD degrees or pursue research-related careers. See the MSc Media and Communications (Research) programme.
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 within the Department.
On graduating, our students enter a variety of careers in the UK and abroad, including broadcasting, journalism, advertising, new media industries, political marketing, market research, regulation and policy, media management and research in both public and private sectors.
The MSc in Media and Communications has provided me with an excellent overview of theory and research methods in the increasingly important field of media studies. I love how the programme combines a variety of disciplines within the social sciences to form a coherent and all encompassing view of the complexity of the media.
As someone greatly interested in pursuing an international career, I made it a priority to choose an institution in a city sensitive to global perspectives where I could feel the value of my French, Italian, and now Spanish (thanks to the LSE Language Centre) skills. Many of my undergraduate classmates who opted to study at LSE during their junior year abroad raved about their experience and strongly supported my decision to pursue a postgraduate degree here. The international perspectives I am able to gain in my lectures and seminars from my diverse peers, professors and from the cosmopolitan environment of London with its proximity to neighbouring European countries has by far been the most rewarding aspect of my year at the LSE.
I have gained tremendous insight into the kind of career I would like to pursue combining my previous professional experience and now strong theoretical background. Through a methodology assignment, I gained work experience at a local television production company, which has been invaluable. I will come out of this experience with newly discovered passions, perspectives and confidence.
2:1 degree or overseas equivalent in social science, or other degree with professional experience in media and communications field. Exceptionally, professional experience alone; English higher level
Recipient: London School of Economics and Political Science
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