University of Cape Town

Founded in 1829, the University of Cape Town is South Africa's oldest university and currently Africa's top-ranked university. UCT aspires to become a premier academic 
meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) regularly ranks amongst the top institutions in Africa. The university’s motto ‘Spes Bona’ translates as ‘Good Hope’, which reflects the university’s official creed of optimism, dating back to when UCT was a centre of opposition to government policy in the apartheid years.

LSE and the University of Cape Town have complementary expertise and foci, with strong track records in bridging research and policy communities. Both are located close to their national parliaments and produce evidence-based research that informs policy.

LSE and UCT became institutional partners in May 2010. Their close relationship has resulted in sustained institutional exchanges which includes a joint MSc/MA degree in Global Media and Communications. From 2022, we will offer some of our undergraduates the possibility to participate in a student exchange with UCT's department of Anthropology.


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MSc Double Degree in Global Media and Communications

LSE offers a unique MSc in Global Media and Communications with UCT which gives students an opportunity to study in two major media cities, gaining an international perspective on today's media issues.

More information on this degree.