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Newsletter for New Students

GradsWelcome to the Department of Media and Communications| at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

While you are making preparations to come to London, this Newsletter is designed to keep you up to date with events and activities for new students.  We hope this will help you to prepare for your year at LSE.

Our teaching and research change from year to year, new staff are recruited and others move on.  We make every effort to ensure that the programmes and courses are offered as described here and that any changes would add to, rather than detract from, your opportunities.  We update these pages when necessary, so do please bear in mind that things may change between when you submit your application and when you start your study with us.

For the inside track on studying at LSE, you can Email A Student|.

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Registration for your MSc programme takes place on Tuesday 2nd October 2012, then on Wednesday 3rd October, you will meet your teachers and fellow students at our departmental orientation events. Watch this space for further details.


We will hold Orientation events for our MSc and PhD programmes on Wednesday 3rd October 2012|.

Polis LogoPolis Internships| - Every year dozens of Media and Communications students intern at Polis as a way to learn new skills, network with media practitioners and develop their research interests. We have a variety of very flexible roles for interns but spaces are limited so please get in touch with us as soon as you can to express an interest. 

OdetteCourse Choice| - How, and when, to choose your courses.  Clue: you don't need to worry about this now, as course choice opens on 4th October!  Note that all MC option courses are of 0.5 unit value and that most courses at LSE run in either Michaelmas Term or Lent Term.


OdettexStatistics - Part of your methodology training consists of a compulsory course of quantitative statistics (MY451: Quantitative Analysis 1|), which counts for 20% of the total mark of MC4M1 - Methods of Research in Media & Communications (including Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis)|.


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Conditional offers

If you have received a conditional offer, you must meet the conditions of that offer and send all the required documents to the Graduate Admissions Office as soon as possible. You will not be able to start classes until you have done this. Please use the online application tracker system|

Staff activity in 2012-13

Dr Shaku Banaji will become Programme Director for the MSc Media, Communication & Development from 2012-13

Professor Lilie Chouliaraki will become Head of Department in 2012-13 and so will not teach on MC422.

Professor Sonia Livingstone  will be on sabbatical for all of 2012-13.

Dr Linje Manyozo will leave LSE at the end of Summer 2012

Dr Shani Orgad will be on research leave during Michaelmas Term 2012.

Dr Alison Powell will join us as a Lecturer in January 2013.

Dr Wendy Willems will join us as a Lecturer in January 2013.