Offer holders

A very warm welcome to all our offer holders in the Department of Media and Communications starting in 2020.

A very warm welcome to all our offer holders in the Department of Media and Communications starting in 2020. Below you will find useful information, advice and guidance on starting your degree programme.

COVID-19 and LSE plans for the the 2020/21 academic year

To answer many of your current concerns, please read the LSE COVID-19 information for graduate offer holders. This includes information on:

  • How LSE will respond to social distancing safely
  • How you can register for your degree programme online 
  • How you can study online in the first term if you are unable to reach London

Who can I speak to?

The Departmental Programmes Delivery Team is available throughout 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 offer holder office hours at 2pm (UK time) on Thursdays via Zoom. 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 will be holding a programme-specific offer holder information session during July or August. Offer holders will receive 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 2020/21 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.

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 2019/20 academic year, but the reading lists will mainly be the same in 2020/21.

Courses not running in 2020/21

Read the full list of suspended and withdrawn courses for 2020/21.

In any academic year, Departments suspend courses because academic staff will be on leave to undertake important research (this is called sabbatical 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.

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. 

Programme transfers

Under exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to transfer from one degree programme to another within the Department. This will only be possible with permission from the Programme Director of the degree programme you are transferring from and to. 

See LSE’s programme transfer webpage for further details.

Useful links


Visit LSE Accommodation to apply to stay in one of LSE's halls of residence and to find support, advice, guidance and answers to frequently asked questions.


LSE Careers will provide a range of careers and professinoal 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 initatives 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 2020/21 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).