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Media, Communication and Development, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The main aim of the programme is to offer an advanced interdisciplinary education and training in contemporary theory and research in the field of media, communication and development, and their application in the Global South, with a particular emphasis on low income country contexts.

The programme will enable you to critically examine the intersection of the fields of media and communications and development research. You will develop an understanding of a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of development, media and communication. The Media, Communication and Development programme from London School of Economics and Political Science will provide you with research training, which will prove valuable if you wish to go on to pursue MPhil/PhD research in the media, communication and development field, and will prepare you for work in a variety of media, communication and development related careers.

Careers

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications
  • Critical Approaches to Media, Communication and Development
  • Methods of Research in Media and Communications
  • Dissertation

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity

                      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                      Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 12 months
                      Part-time
                      • Average part-time duration 24 months
                      • Intensity Flexible
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    • Minimum required score:

                      7

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      100

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      65

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                    Academic Requirements

                    You need the following GPA score:

                    Required score: Upper Second Class

                    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                    General Requirements

                    • 2:1 degree or equivalent in social science, or degree in another field with professional experience in the media and communications field. Exceptionally, professional experience alone

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      21744 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 21744 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                    • EU/EEA

                      21744 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 21744 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                    Living costs for London

                    • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
                      Living Costs

                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                    Funding

                    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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