At a time when intensive data-gathering about online activity is central to both business models and to governments’ strategies for understanding their citizens, the programme’s theoretical perspective on datafication is highly relevant, allowing students to understand, evaluate and respond to the social and political contexts of data production and analytics. You will also consider the cultural aspects of the role of data within everyday life.
The Media and Communications (Data and Society) programme from London School of Economics and Political Science provides students with the resources to understand the wider implications of a social shift towards data. In comparison to data science programmes, this programme 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 and data governance.
Destinations of alumni from the MSc Media and Communications (Data and Society) have included: project manager for the Asset Data Question Project, Product Manager, Policy Assistant at Research Institutes, Content Strategist, Analysts, Planning Executives.
This programme will give you an understanding of how data shapes social life specifically through communication processes. This is useful for future careers in media and communication fields that are increasingly bound up with information systems and data development, such as: advertising and marketing, data analytics, legal and political consulting, information management, and editorial.
- Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications
- Data in Communication and Society
- Methods of Research in Media and Communications
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesCommunication Studies Data Science & Big Data Media Studies & Mass Media View 361 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in United Kingdom
- 2:1 degree or equivalent in a social science subject. We particularly welcome applications from people with professional experience in the media, communications, data or information technology field
International24456 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24456 GBP per year during 12 months.
National24456 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24456 GBP per year during 12 months.
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