Offer Holders

A very warm welcome to all our students registering in 2021. Below you will find useful information, advice and guidance on starting your degree programme.

A very warm welcome to all our offer holders in the Department of Media and Communications starting in 2021


LSE's plans for the next academic year

To answer questions about how LSE will arrange its teaching and learning next academic year, please see the information for graduate offer holders webpage. This includes information on:

  • How LSE will respond to COVID-19 safely
  • How you can register for your degree programme online 
  • How you can study online at the beginning of the first term (known as 'Michaelmas Term') if you are unable to reach London on time

Who can I speak to if I have questions?

The Department's professional services team is available throughout June, July, August and September to help guide and support you, and to answer any questions you may have before your programme begins.

  • Email: You can write to (for MScs) or (for PhDs) with any queries you have.
  • Offer holder office hours: You can attend monthly offer holder webinars. Offer holders have been sent the Zoom link, but if you cannot find it, please email to ask for it.
  • Programme information sessions: Each Programme Director is holding a programme-specific offer holder information session during June. Offer holders have received information about these sessions via email.

Social media for offer holders

Before you arrive, make sure you follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook and Instagram.

In addition to this, you can join our private Department Offer Holders 2021/22 Facebook group to meet other offer holders before you arrive: 

You can also stay up-to-date with the Department's research blogs: Media@LSEPolis and Parenting for a Digital Future.

Our courses

Check out our programmes webpage to see which courses are compulsory for your degree programme. You can also check out our course guides for a full list of courses run by the Department (although please note that these course guides are for the current academic year, and so there may be changes).

Please also note that in any academic year, Departments suspend courses because academic staff will be on leave to undertake research (this is called sabbatical leave or research leave).

The important thing to remember is that there are many courses still on offer in the Department and students will be able to specialise in an area of their choosing, with guidance and support from a range of academic staff working in the Department.

We will publish the courses not running in 2021/22 once the final teaching timetable is published.

Recommended reading

There are preliminary readings listed on the prospectus webpage for each degree programme, so check out our programmes webpage and follow the link to your programme.

Our course guides also give an indicative reading list for each individual course. The course guides on these webpages are for the 2020/21 academic year, but the reading lists will mainly be the same in 2021/22.

Teaching timetables

LSE Teaching Timetables can be found on the Student Teaching Timetable webpage. 

Students can view their personal timetables on LSE for You after registering. These are usually available from Welcome onwards. The specific date will be available on the above webpage nearer the time. 

Visit LSE Term Dates for term dates, public holidays and School closure dates

Useful links


Visit the LSE Accommodation webpages for any information, advice and guidance on LSE's halls of residence.


LSE Careers will provide a range of careers and professional development services and events online and through one-to-one appointments, coordinated by our dedicated Departmental Careers Consultant, Shayna Main.

Fees and financial support

See below for information about tuition fees, including instalment options, and the Financial Support Office, which is responsible for administering School funds and a variety of scholarships, studentships, prizes and awards.

Non-academic events and activities

The LSE experience would not be complete without a host of extra curricular events and activities for students to engage in.

There are various activities and initiatives students can benefit from, including LSE Events, the LSE Volunteer Centre, LSE Generate, LSE LIFE and the LSE Faith Centre. These will be fully operational during 2021/22 and will be available for students throughout their studies at LSE (and beyond).

In addition, the LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) and its numerous societies will continue to run activities and events throughout the year, both online and in person (whilst maintaining social distancing).

Visas and immigration

Students who require a visa should refer as soon as possible to the guidance from ISVAT (LSE's International Student Visa Advice Team).

To get advice please complete the ISVAT Query Form. This makes sure that the team have all the information needed to be able to advise you correctly. 

Offer holders can also contact ISVAT via Live Chat for quick questions. Live chat hours can be found on ISVAT's FAQ web page.