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MA Global Media courses

Twinned MA degree in Global Media (LSE and UCT)

Full-time programme taken over two years. Students must take courses at LSE as shown below in Year One and follow the programme at UCT in Year Two.

Admission requirements

MSc Global Media and Communications (LSE) and MA in Global Media (UCT).

Admission to the twinned degree will be in line with standard requirements for LSE and UCT degrees. You should submit your application online to the LSE Graduate Admissions Office. Before starting your application, please review the graduate application guidelines on both the LSE and UCT website. Please note that applications are reviewed by both institutions.

 

Year One: LSE

Students take a total of four units (up to seven courses), including compulsory and optional courses and the dissertation. Teaching typically involves a combination of lectures and seminars. Students will be assessed by coursework essays, written examinations, and the dissertation that must be submitted in mid-August.

For a detailed overview of courses, please check the regulations of the LSE degree in MSc Global Media and Communications. For more general information, please check the LSE Global Media page.

Year Two: UCT

 

Students are required to complete a minor dissertation research project or creative production, two compulsory taught courses and two elective taught courses of which no more than one can be at HEQF Level 8 (4000 level). 

Compulsory courses

NQF credits

HEQSF level

FAM5019F/S

Media Internship

24

9

FAM5013F Advanced Media Methodology

24

9

And either

FAM5006W  Minor Dissertation

96

9

Or
FAM5012W Master’s Media Creative Production 96 9

 

Elective courses

Students select one F elective and one S elective course from the list below. Not all electives may be offered every year and only one elective may be on HEQF Level 8 (4000 level):

 

FAM4004S Avant Garde Film (not offered in 2019) 24 8
FAM4007F Narrative Literary Journalism

24

8

 
FAM4008F Media Theory and Media Research

24

8

FAM4010F Media Markets and Media Strategy

24

8

FAM4017F Advanced Television Analysis

24

8

FAM4018S

Crisis, Conflict and Communication 24 8
FAM4032F Understanding Public Argumentation 24 8
FAM4033S Writing for Television: Honours 24 8
FAM4034S Theories & Forms of Adaptation 24 8
FAM4036S Film and Environment 24 8
FAM5011S Media and the Public Domain

24

9

FAM5014S Media Development and Globalisation

24

9

FAM5016S Creative Non-Fiction

24

9

FAM5017F

Political Communication 24 9

 FAM5018S

Political Journalism 24 9
FAM5038S Mobile Media and Communications

24

9
FAM5039F Approaches to African Cinema 24 9

 

One of the two elective courses may be taken in another cognate UCT department such as the Centre for African Studies, Historical Studies, Political Studies, or Anthropology.

 

Students arrive in the fourth quarter of the UCT academic year. A more detailed overview is provided below:

 

 Fourth quarter

FAM4011S Media Internship

First quarter

FAM5013F Advanced Media Methodology (compulsory)

One elective F course worth 24 credits

Second quarter

Third quarter

FAM5006W Master’s Media Research Project of maximum 25 000 words

OR

FAM5012W Master’s Media Creative Production, equivalent to a dissertation component

AND

One elective S course worth 24 credits

Fourth quarter