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MSc Media, Communication and Development

About the MSc programme

The MSc Media, Communication and Development offers an intensive, year-long exploration of a wide range of contemporary issues in media, communications and development. The main aim of the programme is to offer an advanced interdisciplinary education and training in contemporary theory and research in the field of media, communication and development, and their application in the Global South, with a particular emphasis on low income country contexts.

The programme will enable you to examine the intersection of the fields of media and communications and development research critically, and to develop an understanding of a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of development, media and communication. It will provide you with research training, which will prove valuable if you wish to go on to pursue MPhil/PhD research in the media, communication and development field, and will prepare you for work in a variety of media, communication and development related careers.

Programme details

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc Media, Communication and Development in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

On graduating, our students enter a variety of careers in the UK and abroad, including NGO communications, broadcasting, journalism, advertising, new media industries, political marketing, market research, regulation and policy, media management and research in both public and private sectors. Contact lse.ac.uk/media@lse/alumni for further information.

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Application code: P3U2 (check availability)

Start date: 21 September 2017

Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in social science, or degree in another field with professional experience in the media and communications field. Exceptionally, professional experience alone (see entry requirements)

English requirement: Higher (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level: £20,112

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Financial support)

Application deadline: None – rolling admissions

Intake/applications in 2016:  32/343


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