About the MSc programme
The unique MSc double degree in Global Media and Communications enables students to study for one year at LSE in London, the UK's media capital, and one year at either the School of Journalism, the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California (USC) – a top US communication school with close links to the Los Angeles media industry, Fudan University – a top journalism faculty with close links to Shanghai's media industry, or the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town – the highest-ranked university on the African continent with close links to Cape Town’s media and film industry and NGO sector.
The programme will provide you with a critical exploration of mediation in the global context, examining processes of globalisation in relation to organisation, production, consumption and representation in media and communications. In our ever increasing globalised world, international experience gained on one of our global programmes is invaluable and provides an excellent knowledge and experience base to work from.
Year one: LSE
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc Global Media and Communications in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
You must note however that while care has been taken to ensure that this information is up to date and correct, some circumstances may cause the School to subsequently change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. The School will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to circumstances outside of its control. You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee places on its courses. You should visit the School's Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the Updated graduate course and programme information page.
Mandarin language classes
All students in Year one of MSc in Global Media and Communications (LSE and Fudan) will also attend 40 hours of Mandarin language classes at the appropriate level in the LSE Language Centre or the LSE Confucius Institute for Business. Mandarin language assessment does not form part of the MSc assessment, but attendance, for which there is no additional fee to the student, is required for all students on this programme except those already completely fluent in Mandarin.
Year two: Annenberg, USC
Global Communication Research Practicum (4 units)
Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of 20 units from a range of options.
Please note that if you are applying for the LSE-USC dual degree, you should submit both the LSE online application and the USC Graduate Admission application. Before starting your USC Graduate Admission application, please review the graduate application guidelines on the USC Annenberg School website. Please note that applications are reviewed by both institutions.
Year two: Fudan
Students will be expected to choose a range of core and optional courses in Chinese language, culture and media.
For more details of second year in Fudan, please visit: www.xwxy.fudan.edu.cn/dm
Fudan University Students Students already enrolled in a master’s programme at Fudan University are eligible to apply through the normal application process, but it is advisable that they consult with Fudan University in advance of submitting an application.
Applicants from China Students who are citizens of the People's Republic of China (PRC), including students who are already studying at an overseas university (ie, outside of China), are required by Chinese law to complete the National Postgraduate Entrance Examination and meet all the requirements for PRC students for entry into a master's degree programme at Fudan.
Important: Please consult with Fudan University of School of Journalism before submitting an application. Contact:
Mr Wang Kun,
Programme Coordinator, LSE-Fudan Double-Degree
Fudan University – School of Journalism
Year two: University of Cape Town
Students will do an internship in Cape Town, take a core course in Advanced Media Methodology and two optional 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. Students can choose to write a dissertation or to complete a creative media production.
Students applying for the LSE-UCT double degree only need to apply to LSE. They must meet both the LSE and UCT entry requirements. More information about the second year.
On graduating, our students enter a variety of global careers including broadcasting, journalism, advertising, new media industries, political marketing, market research, regulation and policy, media management and research in both public and private sectors. For further information about graduate destinations, see www.lse.ac.uk/media@lse/alumni