Department of Media
and Communications
London School of Economics &
Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

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Newsletter for New Students


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.

For the inside track on studying at LSE, you can read the Students@LSE| blog.


Silverstone Scholarship Awarded to MSc Global Media and Communications student Andrew Crosby

Andrew Crosby was awarded the 2014 Silverstone Scholarship for his research proposal on how Facebook users think about how social media fits into their lives. What do you think of when you think of Facebook? He asks. Below is a short excerpt of Andrew's proposal and you can read it in full on our Polis blog|.


Fees and Student Finance| 

The Customer First accredited Fees Office manages everything relating to Fees, US, Canadian and Indian loans (including for living expenses) and Professional and Career Development Loans.


My Year at LSE| 

This is intended to give you a general idea of the events that happen throughout your year at LSE. Each student’s experience will be unique and the timetabling of classes, assessments and supervision will vary according to the courses which make up your programme. 


Quantitative Analysis

Part of your methodology training consists of a compulsory course 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)|.


Media and Communications Research|

We conduct critical, empirical and engaged social science research in relation to media and communication, covering a vast range of research topics and specialities.



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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 2014-15

Dr Nick Anstead| -on sabbatical Michaelmas Term 2014.