London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Communication Regulation and Policy


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Communication Regulation and Policy M.Sc.-Communication Regulation and Policy (Research)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

These programmes offer an intensive, year-long exploration of regulation and policy issues in relation to contemporary media and communications. They aim to provide: In depth analysis of key developments in media and communications regulation and policy in response to market liberalisation, digitalisation and globalisation. Critical engagement with the social, political, legal and technological implications of current regulatory decisions relating to broadcasting, telecommunications and converged media services. A focus on UK, European and North American models of regulation and policy, including contact with key regulatory institutions and leading experts. The opportunity to take courses taught in the Regulation Group of the Department of Law and Department of Government, as part of the core and optional courses. A range of courses on the regulation of ownership, public service broadcasting, competition policy, cultural policy and socio-technical aspects of electronic communications infrastructure, culminating in an independent research project. The Research track programme also provides an advanced research training, enhancing students' methodological and statistical skills. This degree offers: Research training for students wishing to undertake MPhil/PhD degrees. Advanced methodological training as preparation for research-related careers. Recognition by the Economic and Social Research Council (1+3 and +3 schemes) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. We attract students from a diverse range of backgrounds, often including professional experience working in media and communications-related fields. Indeed, the opportunity for cross-cultural meetings and exchange of ideas among the student body is a valuable feature of studying at LSE.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 627.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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