[CITASA] LSE MSc Media and Communications (Data and Society)

E.J.Helsper at lse.ac.uk E.J.Helsper at lse.ac.uk
Thu Dec 11 09:58:39 EST 2014

Dear Colleagues,

The Media and Communications Department will start a new MSc in Data and Society (see advert below) next year. We are now receiving applications. It would be really great if you could bring this to the attention of your undergraduates and others who might be interested.

Apologies for cross posting.

Best regards,

Ellen Helsper
Dr Ellen Helsper

Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor
Media and Communications Department
London School of Economics and Political Science
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New: MSc Media & Communications (Data & Society)<http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/taughtProgrammes2015/MScMediaAndCommunicationsDataAndSociety.aspx>

The London School of Economics and Political Science is pleased to announce the launch of its new MSc Media & Communications (Data & Society)<http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/taughtProgrammes2015/MScMediaAndCommunicationsDataAndSociety.aspx> programme.

Recent debates about the data-gathering of the NSA and social media platforms have highlighted the wider implications of a social shift towards data. This programme has been developed in response to the growing significance of intensive data-gathering in both business and government.

London is the home of the largest concentration of new media startup companies in Europe, and its abundance of new data-intensive media industries and cultures make it an ideal place to pursue this degree. Housed within LSE's Department of Media and Communications, students will also benefit from the networks facilitated by its Media Policy Project and media think-tank Polis.

This year-long programme provides a critical perspective on the move towards data, and enables students to understand, evaluate and respond to the social and political contexts of data production and analytics. Students will also consider the cultural aspects, wider implications and ethical issues raised by data's growing role within everyday life.

Students take a mixture of core and optional courses, culminating in an independent research project in media and communications, which provides an ideal preparation for research or employment in media and communications and data-related fields. Students are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, and practical classes, including methods training which reflects the expansion of data sources.

The programme is aimed at students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including those with professional experience working in media and communications and data-related fields, however this is not a requirement.

The skills and knowledge gained on this programme will prepare students 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.

Key facts:
Application codes: P3U4 (check availability<http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/availableProgrammes.aspx>)
Start date: 24 September 2015
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
Intake/Applications in 2013: New programme for 2015 entry
Minimum entry requirement: an upper second-class honours degree or its equivalent in a social science subject. We particularly welcome applications from people with professional experience in the media, communications, data or information technology field (see entry requirements<http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/enquirer/entryRequirements/home.aspx>|)
English requirement: Standard: IELTS 7.0 overall, see English requirements<http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/enquirer/entryRequirements/englishLanguage.aspx> for details
GRE/GMAT requirement: None
Fee level: £18,600
Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Fees and financial support<http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/feesAndFinancialSupport/home.aspx>).
Application deadline: None - rolling admissions. However the number of places on this programme is limited and admissions will close when the programme is full. Check current availability<http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/availableProgrammes.aspx>

Further information on the programme can be found here: www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/taughtProgrammes2015/MScMediaAndCommunicationsDataAndSociety.aspx<http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/taughtProgrammes2015/MScMediaAndCommunicationsDataAndSociety.aspx> or contact us here: media.msc at lse.ac.uk<mailto:media.msc at lse.ac.uk>

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