Doctoral Workshop: Department of Gender Studies

This information is for the 2018/19 session.

Teacher responsible

Professor Clare Hemmings and Professor Wendy Sigle


This course is compulsory on the MPhil/PhD in Gender. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The aim of this course is to give students experience and practice in presenting chapters or papers related to their current research for critical discussion. The focus of the seminar is on the research process and students are expected to present at least once per year. Some summer term sessions may be used for professional training, such as CV preparation, conference paper preparation, publishing and teaching organisation.


13 one-and-a-half hour seminars held fortnightly in the MT, LT and ST. First year students must also audit GI424 Gender Theories in the Modern World (lectures only) and GI402 Gender, Knowledge and Research Practice (full participation in course). All students are expected to participate in courses run by the Department of Methodology, LSE Gender or within the School as advised by their supervisors. Students are also expected to participate in research seminars and public lectures.  GI500 is team taught by faculty across the department.


Indicative reading

PhD chapters and articles suggested by students relevant to their topic.


No summative assessment, but attendance and participation is considered part of the overall formal assessment of progress, including upgrade at the end of the first year and annually thereafter.  Students are normally expected to attend GI500 until the end of their third year.

Students should refer to the PhD handbook for advice on milestones.


Key facts

Department: Gender Studies

Total students 2017/18: Unavailable

Average class size 2017/18: Unavailable

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Specialist skills