The Department of Media and Communications at LSE conducts critical, empirical and engaged research into the central role of media and communications within contemporary society. Our research has been ranked #1 in the most recent UK research evaluation, with 91% of research outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.


Read about the department's research aims, themes and foci which put us at the cutting-edge of research into media and communications theory and practice.


We were rated #1 in the UK's Research Excellence Framework for our research output, research environment, and impact on the world beyond academia.


Learn about funded research run from the department. Our projects involve a range of stakeholders and contribute to multiple disciplinary agendas.


Stay informed of news through our active blogs on journalism, media policy and children's internet use.