The Gender Institute offers five MSc programmes of study lasting one year full time or two years part time:
All our degrees are made up of four units. All students have a 10,000 word dissertation attached to their programme (one unit), and have a compulsory core course GI400 Gender Theories in the Modern World (one unit). See links above for structures of different programmes, some have more flexibility of options than others. We currenlty hold 16 options within the Gender Institute (see Calendar) and there is usually a wide range of schoolwide options available each year, tailored to your programme and interests. Options are chosen, with advice from your academic advisor, after orientation each year.
A unit is a course of 20 weeks (2 terms), and a half unit one of ten (1 term). Courses are taught over the first two terms, with exams/dissertation supervision in the summer term and dissertation writing over the summer vacation (dissertations are due on the first working day of September). Most courses have assessed coursework attached to them, which are written in the vacation between terms, as well as unseen exams in June. Click here to find out what to expect from your MSc year at the Gender Institute.
The MSc Gender, Media and Culture is offered jointly with the LSE Department of Media and Communications. The wide range of courses, combined with the compulsory dissertation, enables students to compile a programme to meet their particular requirements.