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Full time & Part time September MSc 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
Communication & Media Studies (7) Politics & Government (30)

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Immerse yourself in the dynamic intersection of politics and communication with the Politics and Communication MSc programme at LSE. This intensive year-long course delves deep into the intricate relationship between politics, media, and communications, equipping you with advanced theoretical and applied knowledge in these fields. The curriculum offers a blend of compulsory courses such as Political Communication and Theories in Media and Communications, alongside optional modules to tailor your learning experience. A standout feature is the opportunity to undertake an independent research project, fostering critical thinking and research skills. The programme's flexibility allows you to explore diverse topics and benefit from academic mentorship for guidance and support. With a diverse student cohort and access to resources like LSE LIFE for personal and professional development, this programme prepares you for a successful career in media, politics, or related fields. Take the next step towards a rewarding career by joining this prestigious programme at LSE.

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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.

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Student Profiles

Christian Burke

I chose the Politics and Communication programme at the LSE because it bridged the gulf between public policy and communications. As a public service professional I find it difficult to pursue policy initiatives without thinking about the role of communication and media. Additionally, how citizens deliberate is a key function that government must consider. As such, developing a deep theoretical understanding of communications as it pertains to public policy and political engagement was the driving force behind my decision to pursue my degree. I specifically chose the LSE because of its international character and multi-disciplinary approach to education. I also felt that have a broad international perspective would nicely complement my undergraduate education from two Canadian universities.

Sarah Freytag-Traut

I chose LSE because of the School’s reputation, the content of my degree, which I thought would push my career in the right direction and the professors in the Department of Media & Communications ; they are all very competent and experts in their fields. LSE offered me a unique studying and human experience. I always felt intellectually stimulated, heard great lectures and talks, and made great friends. In short, I’ve never regretted studying there (or maybe just during exam time!)

Scholarships

The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students.

LSE makes available over GBP 15 million annually in financial aid for its students. Around one quarter of our graduate students receive financial support from the School.

At master’s level, the value of support given by LSE ranges in value from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an offer for a place and submitting a Graduate Financial Support application, before the funding deadline.

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas.

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