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Media and Communications (Data and Society)

London School of Economics and Political Science

12 months
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About

The Media and Communications (Data and Society) programme from London School of Economics and Political Science is a social science programme which offers a critical, year-long exploration of the significance of data and information within contemporary societies and communications. 

Overview

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.

Careers

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications
  • Data in Communication and Society
  • Methods of Research in Media and Communications 
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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