What do LSE Gender Studies graduates do?

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In 2012/13, 95% of leavers from the Gender Institute were employed or completing further study just six months after graduation.

Gender Institute graduates are able to bring highly desirable, gender aware analysis skills to a wide variety of employment sectors. Many graduates are employed in research or policy-making roles within:

  • government departments 
  • international institutions
  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • education
  • research 

The average starting salary of graduates from the Gender Institute in 2012/13 was £28,600.

To find out more about LSE graduate destinations by specific Gender Institute degree programmes, see graduate destinations by course|.

Employability skills

Studying within the Gender Institute you will have the opportunity to develop specific subject knowledge alongside a set of highly valuable and transferable employability skills, including:

  • Effective communication skills: experience of effectively communicating ideas through speech and writing, contributing to group discussions and accurately presenting information, using computers as appropriate
  • Comprehensive research skills: the ability to gather and organise evidence and data from a variety of sources, both secondary and primary
  • Problem-solving: identifying, investigating and analysing problems, and subsequently formulating suitable solutions
  • Reasoning skills: the ability to construct reasoned arguments, synthesise relevant information and exercise critical judgement
  • Self-awareness: learning to seek and make use of constructive feedback and to manage their own learning self critically
  • Strong organisational skills: managing time effectively and develop strong organisational skills, particularly when undertaking project work