London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution on the role of data and networks in relation to society. Media and communications research is developing rapidly, both theoretically and methodologically, in keeping with the vast expansion in the penetration, technological diversity and social significance of the media globally. Media and communications research is essentially interdisciplinary, drawing on the theories and methods of a range of social science disciplines as they apply to the media, both old and new. Students who successfully complete the programme often embark on an academic career.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019, 2019-SEP-30: Duration: Three-four years (minimum two) full-time..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a high merit (68 per cent) in a taught master's degree (or equivalent) in social science or humanities and normally a distinction in the dissertation.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (reading 6.5, writing 6.5, Writing 7.0, Speaking 6.5).