London School of Economics and Political Science is a world-renowned academic institution with academics and practitioners devoted to pioneering the development of the social sciences. The institution has an international intake and a global reach, its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, communication, accounting and finance. London School of Economics and Political Science has a confirmed position as a world-leading research university, with an outstanding performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014. London School of Economics and Political Science has the highest percentage of world leading research in its fields of any university in the UK.
The Department of Media and Communications was top ranked in the last national Research Excellence Framework, and ranked third globally among media and communication departments. Our research examines how changes in media and communications shape, and are shaped by, social, cultural, political, economic, and historical developments. We draw upon and contribute to multiple disciplinary agendas. Our concern is with inequalities, discrimination, representation, voice and violence in an unevenly media-saturated society. We examine structures, processes, practices and discourses and their role in power relations on the global, national and local levels. We have a strong record of obtaining external funding from UKRI, European Commission and a range of high status national and international funding bodies. We also have strong links with other LSE units such as the International Inequalities Institute, and the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE).