MSc/MA Double Degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT)

Applications are now open for a new and unique two year programme which enables students to study for one year at LSE in London, the UK’s media capital, and one year at the University of Cape Town (UCT) – the top-ranked university on the African continent with close links to Cape Town’s media and film industry and NGO sector.
 
The MSc Double Degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE and the University of Cape Town) aims to provide:
·         critical exploration of mediation in the global context, examining processes of globalisation in relation to organisation, production, consumption and representation in media and communications;
·         the opportunity to study a range of courses, flexibly tailoring the programme to develop specialist interests, culminating in an independent research project on a topic in global media and communications at LSE and a further dissertation or creative media production at UCT;
·         preparation for high-level employment in media and communications related professions anywhere in the world;
·         the opportunity to carry out an internship in Cape Town.
 
Students on this degree will be trained to examine the intersection of media and globalisation from an African vantage point. They will gain an understanding of global media and communications in an African context and African media and communications in a global context.
 
General information about the new programme:
 
Detailed course information about Year One at LSE:
 
Detailed course information about Year Two at UCT:
 
How to apply:
 
Entry requirements:
 
Financial support for all students:
 
Financial support for African students:
Two LSE Master’s Awards (LMA’s) are earmarked for African offer holders on the MSc double degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT). Offer holders should be African residents and preference is given to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The awards cover the first year of study at LSE, are means tested and up to the value of full fees and living costs at £1,200 per month. Please note that further announcements on financial support may be made, including regarding students’ second year in Cape Town:
 
Other LSE financial support for African students:
 
Other external financial support for African students (see links to country-based awards in column on the left):
 
For general enquiries about the admissions process, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
For further details about LSE programme content, please contact Dr Wendy Willems, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
 
For further details about UCT programme content, please contact Dr Wallace Chuma (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.