Welcome 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.
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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 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.
Course 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.
Statistics - 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).