This is a two-year program during which you spend your first year at the LSE and their second year at USC Annenberg. For work completed during the year at the LSE, you receive the equivalent of 18 USC units. To earn the MSc and M.A. degrees, you must complete 24 units of coursework during the year at USC Annenberg.

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.