Year Two: University of Cape Town

Students on this degree will be trained to examine the intersection of media and globalisation from an African vantage point. They will gain an understanding of global media and communications in an African context and African media and communications in a global context.

The first year at LSE lays solid theoretical and methodological foundations for future media and communications professionals to examine issues of media and communication within a political, social and cultural context. The analytical and critical thinking skills acquired through the rigorous social science training at LSE are easily transferrable to a diverse range of careers.

During the second year at the University of Cape Town, you will examine global media and communications from an African vantage point. You will do an internship in Cape Town and take a core course in Advanced Media Methodology. You can choose to write a dissertation or to complete a creative media production.

In addition, you will select two courses from a range of theoretical and practice-oriented options offered by the Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS), or by other departments at UCT (with a maximum of one optional course from outside CFMS).

Optional courses offered by CFMS include: Avant-Garde Film, Travel Writing, Narrative Literary Journalism, Media Markets and Media Strategy, Political Communication, Political Journalism, Environmental Documentary, Advanced Television Analysis, Crisis Communication in Africa, South African Public Rhetoric, Understanding Public Argumentation, Screenwriting, Forms and Theories of Adaptation, Film and Environment, Media and the Public Domain, Media and National Development Policy, Creative Non-Fiction, Rhetoric of SA Social Memory, Mobile Media and Communications, Approaches to African Cinema and Conceptualising South Africa cinema

For more information about the second year, please visit the following link.



LSE Master’s Awards (LMA’s) for MSc double degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT) applicants

Two LSE Master’s Awards (LMA’s) are earmarked for African offer holders on the MSc double degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT). Offer holders should be African residents and preference is given to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The awards cover the first year of study at LSE, are means tested and up to the value of full fees and living costs at £1,200 per month. Students must have completed the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form AND received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) by 5pm GMT on 26 April 2017. Applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible.

In addition, a number of other internal and external funding opportunities for African students are listed here and here. Please note that further announcements on financial support may be made, including regarding students’ second year in Cape Town.

 

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The University of Cape Town is South Africa's oldest university and currently Africa's top-ranked university. UCT aspires to become a premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world. Taking advantage of expanding global networks and its distinct vantage point in Africa, UCT is committed, through innovative research and scholarship, to grapple with the key issues of our natural and social worlds. UCT aims to produce graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognised and locally applicable, underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice. UCT promotes diversity and transformation within its institution and beyond, including growing the next generation of academics. UCT currently has over 26,000 students enrolled, including 5,000 international students from over 100 countries.

Established in 2004, the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town offers a range of courses that equip graduates with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to embark on a career in the film and media industry. Many of its alumni have found entry level posts in the media, film, and television industries as well as in advertising, marketing, and education. 

 
  • Students can choose from a range of Africa-related courses offered by other departments at the LSE, and will have access to events organised by the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa.
  • At the beginning of Year Two at UCT, students will have the opportunity to do an internship in Cape Town.
  • Students will also complete a creative media production or a dissertation at UCT.
  • Students can choose optional creative, practice-oriented courses at UCT such as screenwriting, political or literary journalism and travel writing.

LSE Master’s Awards (LMA’s) for MSc double degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT) applicants

Two LSE Master’s Awards (LMA’s) are earmarked for African offer holders on the MSc double degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT). Offer holders should be African residents and preference is given to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The awards cover the first year of study at LSE, are means tested and up to the value of full fees and living costs at £1,200 per month.

In addition, a number of other internal and external funding opportunities for African students are listed here and here. Please note that further announcements on financial support may be made, including regarding students’ second year in Cape Town.

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