UCT and LSE enter into partnership to offer twinned degree in global media

1 Jul 2016 - 13:00


Study the impact of globalization on communication, society, culture, politics and media practices in two of the world’s most important media capitals, Cape Town and London.


The University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics & Political Science twinned master’s degree programme enables students to earn postgraduate degrees from two leading tertiary institutions and deepen their knowledge of contemporary global media industries.

Students will have access to experts in new technology, global media, international telecommunications and media studies. As a professional with a global perspective, the twinned degree is aimed at equipping students with the knowledge required to play a powerful role in redefining the way the world communicates.

In addition to their academic study at these two leading universities, students will also have the opportunity of completing an internship in the media and communication industries in Cape Town that will count towards their coursework requirements.  In this way students can already start gaining practical experience and build industry networks while deepening their academic knowledge of the media.

After spending their first year of study in London at the LSE, completing coursework and a dissertation, students will move to Cape Town to complete coursework and a second dissertation or creative media production at UCT.  Upon successful completion of both components, students will graduate with a MSc in Global Media and Communications from the LSE and a MA in Global Media from UCT.


Professor Herman Wasserman, director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, is delighted to have the Centre a part of this opportunity:

 "The London School of Economics and Political Science is one of the world’s leading tertiary institutions, and I am delighted that we have been able to enter into this partnership.  The twinned degree with the LSE adds an exciting new offering to our suite of postgraduate options We now join the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication and Fudan University’s Journalism School to form part of a global network of destinations for students wanting to learn more about the evolving media landscape in an interdependent world."



Applications will be open in October 2016 for the first intake of students to start in September 2017 at the LSE.  

Students will be eligible to apply for scholarship opportunities offered at the LSE and UCT.


For more information about admissions, contact For more detailed information on the program content, please contact the course convenors, Dr Wallace Chuma ( or Dr Wendy Willems (, or director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, Prof Herman Wasserman (  


Read more about the course here on the LSE website, and here on the CFMS website. You can find the course page here, which gives details about the modules and requirements.

Photos courtesy of the LSE Global Media site