This unique double degree allows students to study for one year at LSE in London, the UK’s media capital, and one year at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town.
This programme will give students the opportunity to:
critically explore mediation in a global context, examining processes of globalisation in relation to organisation, production, consumption and representation in media and communications;
study a range of theoretical courses at LSE, flexibly tailoring the programme to develop specialist interests, culminating in an independent research project on a topic in global media and communications;
study a range of theoretical and/or practice-based courses at UCT and develop practical skills in an optional creative production at UCT;
gain professional experience during an internship in Cape Town;
prepare for high-level employment in media and communications-related professions anywhere in the world.
Students will be trained to examine the intersection of media and globalisation from an African vantage point. Students will gain an understanding of global media and communications in an African context and African media and communications in a global context. In our increasingly globalised world, international experience gained on one of our global programmes is invaluable and provides an excellent knowledge and experience base to work from.
Teaching and learning in 2021
We hope that programmes beginning in September 2021 will be unaffected by Coronavirus. If there are going to be any changes to the delivery of the programme we will update this page to reflect the amendments and all offer holders will be notified. For more information about LSE’s teaching plans for 2020 please visit: https://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Graduate/Prospective-students/Teaching-Methods and to view our Coronavirus FAQ’s for prospective students please see: https://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/meet-visit-and-discover-LSE/COVID-19/Coronavirus-FAQs-for-prospective-applicants#
Minimum entry requirements for MSc Global Media and Communications (LSE-UCT)
Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in social science, or a degree in another field with professional experience in media and communications.
You only need to apply to LSE but you must meet both the LSE and UCT entry requirements.
Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet our minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.
If you have studied or are studying outside of the UK then have a look at our Information for International Students to find out the entry requirements that apply to you.
Scholarships and other 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 graduate students from the UK, EU and overseas.
This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master’s Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.
In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas. In addition, a number of other internal and external funding opportunities for African students are listed here and here. Please note that further announcements on financial support may be made, including regarding students second year in Cape Town.
In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas.
Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an offer for a place and submitting a Graduate Financial Support application, before the funding deadline. Funding deadline for needs-based awards from LSE: 29 April 2021.
Two LSE Masters Awards (LMAs) are earmarked for African offer holders on the double MSc/MA degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT) for entry in September 2020. The awards cover the first year of study at LSE. Students are expected to self-fund the second year of study at UCT. Offer holders should be African residents and preference is given to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Awards are means tested and up to the value of full fees and living costs at £1,200 per month. Students interested in the scholarship opportunity are advised to apply as soon as possible but by 31 March 2020 at the latest. If they receive an offer, they must then complete the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form by 5pm GMT on 27 April 2020.
Government tuition fee loans and external funding
A postgraduate loan is available from the UK government for eligible students studying for a first masters programme, to help with fees and living costs. Some other governments and organisations also offer tuition fee loan schemes.
INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do.
If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students.
1) Take a note of the UK qualifications we require for your programme of interest (found in the Entry requirements section of this page.
2) Go to the International Students section of our website.
3) Select your country.
4) Select Graduate entry requirements and scroll until you arrive at the information about your local/national qualification. Compare the stated UK entry requirements listed on this page with the local/national entry requirement listed on your country specific page