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.
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.