Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.
The fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It does not cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.
Tuition fees 2020/21 for MSc Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT)
UK/EU students, first year: £22,608 (2020/21 at LSE)
Overseas students, first year: £22,608 (2020/21 at LSE)
UK/EU students, second year: Approximately R196,700 (plus an average ten per cent annual increase). This figure includes all tuition fees, accommodation and related expenses (2021/22 at UCT)
Overseas students, second year: Approximately R196,700 (plus an average ten per cent annual increase). This figure includes all tuition fees, accommodation and related expenses (2021/22 at UCT)
For this programme, the tuition fee at LSE is the same for all students regardless of their fee status. However any financial support you are eligible for will depend on whether you are classified as a Home (UK/EU) or Overseas student, otherwise known as your fee status. LSE assesses your fee status based on guidelines provided by the Department of Education.
Students who completed undergraduate study at LSE and are beginning taught graduate study at the School are eligible for a fee reduction of around 10 per cent of the fee.
Scholarships and other funding
The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide over £13 million in scholarships each year to graduate students from the UK, EU and overseas.
This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.
In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas. 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.
In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas.
Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an application for a place – including all ancillary documents, before the funding deadline.
Funding deadline for needs-based awards from LSE: 27 April 2020.
Two LSE Master’s Awards (LMA’s) are earmarked for African offer holders on the double MSc/MA degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT) for entry in September 2020. The awards cover the first year of study at LSE. Students are expected to self-fund the second year of study at UCT. Offer holders should be African residents and preference is given to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Awards are means tested and up to the value of full fees and living costs at £1,200 per month. Students interested in the scholarship opportunity are advised to apply as soon as possible but by 31 March 2020 at the latest. If they receive an offer, they must then complete the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form by 5pm GMT on 27 April 2020.
Government tuition fee loans and external funding
A postgraduate loan is available from the UK government for eligible students studying for a first master’s programme, to help with fees and living costs. Some other governments and organisations also offer tuition fee loan schemes.
Find out more about tuition fee loans
Fees and funding opportunities