What do LSE Gender Studies graduates do?

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|.

Graduate profiles

These are detailed profiles exploring why LSE graduates initially chose to study with us as well as giving each graduate the opportunity to relive their LSE experience and fill us in on how their career has developed since graduation. We are grateful to all LSE graduates who have taken the time to complete our Graduate Profile Questionnaire in order to produce these profiles.

Marie Sophie Sandberg Pettersson

MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation, 2011Programme Analyst, UN Women

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