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MSc in Global Media and Communications (LSE and Fudan)

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Programme Code: TMGLMECO2

Department: Media & Communications

For students starting this programme of study in 2018/19

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations


Course number, title (unit value)

Year 1 at LSE

Students take a total of three LSE units and a dissertation as shown.

Paper 1

MC408 Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications I (Key concepts and interdisciplinary approaches) (0.5)


And one of the following 0.5 unit courses:


MC4M1 Methods of Research in Media & Communications (including Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis) (0.5) or


MC4M7 Methods of Research in Media & Communications (including Qualitative Analysis & Applied Regression Analysis) (0.5) A

Paper 2

MC411 Media and Globalization (0.5)

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.5 unit(s) from the following:


DV429 Global Civil Society (0.5)  (withdrawn 2018/19)


GI422 Sexuality, Gender and Globalisation (1.0)


MC405 Policy and Practice in ICTs and Development (0.5)


MC407 International Media and The Global South (0.5)


MC416 Representation in the Age of Globalisation (0.5)


MC420 Identity, Transnationalism and the Media (0.5)


MC423 Global Media Industries (0.5)


MC426 Film Theory and World Cinema (0.5)


MC428 Media Culture and Neoliberalism in the Global South (0.5)


MC429 Humanitarian Communication: vulnerability, discourse and power (0.5)


MC433 Technology and Justice (0.5) #


MC435 Disruptive Digital Worlds: Competing Economic and Political Economy Explanations (0.5)


MC436 Mediating the Past (0.5)


Any other MSc-level course which is offered in the School, subject to the consent of the candidate's programme director. NOTE: Students can take no more than one full unit of courses from outside the department of Media and Communications (non MC-prefixed courses).

Paper 4

MC499 Dissertation: Media and Communications (1.0) B

Year 2 at Fudan

Paper 5

Core and optional courses in Chinese language, culture and media, including:
Chinese Language and Culture 
Applied Communication Issues and Contexts
Chinese Journalism History, Theory and Practice
China's media and politics in the context of globalization
Communicating in China: The Media and PR Perspectives
Chinese Indie Films across the Century and Metamorphic Micro Cinema
New Media and Society Theoretical Advances and Chinese Context
Strategic Communication in China
Applied Media Management


A : MY452 is an advanced Applied Regression Analysis course offered by the Department of Methodology and must be taken by students who select MC4M7. Students wishing to select this option need to already have a grounding in quantitative methods and must seek approval from the Programme Director. Approval is also subject to timetabling constraints.

B : The dissertation must be between 10,000 and 12,000 words). Passing MC499 is a requirement for passing the programme.

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.