Year at LSE
The LSE academic year has three terms. You are required to take the four core courses, plus two optional courses and to write a dissertation. It is possible to take courses offered in other LSE departments, provided previous agreement from the supervisor. The LSE webpage for the Global Media and Communication program provides additional details.
Year at USC Annenberg
You will complete a research practicum as well as 20 elective units (four courses) from the School of Communication graduate curriculum. You may choose one of your elective courses from a department outside Annenberg with the approval of your advisors.
You will produce a final research project on global communication that will be the product of work done at both the LSE and Annenberg. You complete a dissertation during the summer after your year at the LSE, for which grades are awarded by LSE faculty. You will continue to develop the thesis during the year at Annenberg in the research practicum.