London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Politics and Communication


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Politics and Communication

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme offers an intensive, year-long exploration of the relations between politics, media and communications. The programme aims to provide: An advanced understanding of theoretical and applied knowledge in the intersecting fields of politics and communication research. The flexibility to pursue particular topics of interest in the fields of media, politics and communication, culminating in an independent research project in politics and communications. The opportunity to take courses taught in the Department of Government, as part of the programme options. An ideal preparation for research work and employment in media, politics, communication and related fields. 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. The programme consists of four units, including compulsory and optional courses and a dissertation. Core courses: theories and concepts in media and communications; methods of research in media and communications; political communication; democracy and the media; dissertation. Options from: citizenship and the media; the audience in media and communications; contemporary issues in media and communications regulation; media, technology and everyday life; media and globalisation; new media, information and knowledge systems; democracy and democratisation in east and south-east asia; citizens' political behaviour in europe; nationalism; politics and policy in Britain; theories and concepts in media and communications; modern campaigning politics.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0; TOEFL 627
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