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Study Women, Peace & Security

Teaching is a core element of the Centre's work. We have a mixed educational package including a 12-month MSc in Women, Peace and Security, a postgraduate option course, and a developing programme of short courses for mid-career professionals. In addition, Centre personnel regularly deliver guest lectures on issues of women, peace and security to students on other courses and in other academic institutions.

Access to the Centre's teaching programmes is restricted to the students registered on the specific course. It is not possible for anyone other than students registered on the course to attend lectures or seminars. 

Visit the events pages for information about public events including guest lectures, panel discussions and film screenings, to which all are welcome. Podcasts of past events, blog posts and working papers are also freely available.
The MSc in Women, Peace and Security is a new multi-disciplinary programme concerned with the ways in which women and gender are understood in relation to, and affected by, regional, national and global peace and security processes in conflict and post-conflict settings. Frequently Asked Questions 

*The programme is now closed and no further applications for entry in September 2017 entry can be accepted* 16 March 2017

Located in the Centre for Women Peace and Security and administered through the LSE Gender Institute, students will fully participate in its cross-sectoral community of scholars, activists and practitioners from around the world. In addition to regular lectures, students will benefit from guest practitioner seminars, workshops and classes led by experts in the field - Visiting Fellows and Professors, Activists in Residence and other members of the Centre, as well as by faculty from other departments at LSE.

The programme will make use of empirical material and case studies that are national and transnational in scope, and will incorporate interdisciplinary texts and perspectives from theory, policy, and practice.

We expect students from around the world, with different experiences but a shared commitment to developing understanding and practice on issues relating to women, peace and security and sexual and gender-based violence. The programme is suitable for mid-career professionals working in conflict and post-conflict settings; in humanitarian assistance; UN field offices; and peace governance roles. It will also be suitable for early-career students with a strong and clearly articulated commitment to working in the field. 

In 2017/18 we are offering up to five full scholarships to ensure that the best students, regardless of personal financial circumstance or country of origin, will have the opportunity to take this critical new programme. Students coming directly from conflict-affected areas, or who have been displaced due to conflict, are particularly encouraged to apply.
LSE postgraduate students from multiple programmes may apply (via the graduate course choice system on LSE For You) to take Women, Peace and Security as a part of their degree. More information about the course is available on the LSE calendar entry for Women, Peace and Security (GI425) 
In September 2016 we launched our educational programme for professionals. A group of participants from different sectors and around the world engaged in an intensive two-day programme examining the law and practice of women, peace and security. More about the Women, Peace and Security Intensive