MSc Media and Communications
This programme aims to provide a broad-based understanding of the development and forms of media and communications in relation to political economy, regulation and power, production and organisation, processes of mediation and influence, communication content and audience response. It offers an up-to-date engagement with diverse theoretical, conceptual and empirical developments in research on media and communications through a mix of compulsory and optional courses and an independent research project.
MSc Media And Communications (Research)
An intensive exploration of a wide range of contemporary issues in media and communications, providing advanced research training to enhance your methodological and analytical skills. This programme is particularly suited to students wishing to undertake MPhil/PhD degrees or pursue research-related careers.
MSc Media and Communications (Data and Society)
This programme provides students with the resources to understand the wider implications of a social shift towards data. It will also teach students skills in understanding how data processes can be constructed, managed and renewed to fulfil social and civic ends, identifying the ethical questions raised by data’s growing role in communication and social processes and what approaches might resolve them, and understanding the significance of data-collection processes.
MSc Media and Communications (Governance)
Aiming to provide a broad based understanding of the institutions and regulations that structure the development and forms of media and communication systems. The programme covers policy, regulatory, legal and economic aspects of media and communication services.
MSc Media, Communication and Development
An up-to-date engagement with theoretical, conceptual and empirical developments in research on media, communication and development. An ideal preparation for research work and high level employment in both media and communications, and media, communication and development related fields.
MSc Politics and Communication
An ideal preparation for research work and employment in media, politics, communication and related fields (although note that we do not provide practical training in journalism, media or campaign management).
MSc Strategic Communications and Society
In a world of expanding media, managing communications becomes a strategic priority. This programme prepares and gives students relevant knowledge for precisely this complex media environment. The question of how to manage communications is now a strategic challenge at the heart of the contemporary economy, society and government. Addressing this challenge has become ever more important, creating new risks and opportunities for all organisations and institutions, large and small.
MSc Gender, Media and Culture
Co-taught with LSE's Department of Gender Studies, this programme encourages students to interrogate a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the gendered analysis of contemporary media and culture. In addition to core units in gender, media and communications theory, students choose from a range of options offered by the Department of Gender Studies and the Department of Media and Communications.