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MSc Politics and Communication

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    MSc 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Course Description

MSc Politics and Communication offers an intensive, year-long exploration of the relations between politics, media and communications.

It aims to give you an advanced understanding of theoretical and applied knowledge in the intersecting fields of politics and communication research. It provides you with 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 programme is ideal preparation for research work and employment in media, politics, communication and related fields.

You will study compulsory courses in Political Communication, Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications, Methods of Research in Media and Communications and Democracy and the Media, and optional courses to the value of one unit. You will also have the opportunity to take courses taught in the Department of Government, in addition to those within your Department.

We attract students from a diverse range of backgrounds, often including those with professional experience of working in media and communications-related fields, offering the opportunity to network and exchange ideas.

Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in social science. Applicants welcome from those with professional experience in the media and communications sectors.

 

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Programme Funding

The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master’s Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Student Destinations

On graduating, our students enter a variety of careers in the UK and abroad, including broadcasting, journalism, advertising, new media industries, political marketing, market research, regulation and policy, media management and research in both the public and private sectors.

Median salary of our PG students six months after graduating: £30,000

Top 5 sectors our students work in:

  • Advertising and market research
  • Management consultancy activities
  • Computer programming and consultancy
  • Video, television and music production and publishing
  • Education

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