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MSc Gender MSc Gender (Research)

About the MSc programmes

The MSc Gender (Research) degree combines a thorough grounding in contemporary theories of gender with advanced training in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. You will be located in the Gender Institute and take one or two units in LSE's Department of Methodology, which is a base for cross-disciplinary research and teaching in the broad area of social science methodology.

The MSc Gender degree allows students flexibility to choose options up to the value of one and a half units from a wide range of courses (students may only take options up to the value of one full unit outside the Institute).

MSc Gender (Research) enables you to combine courses in gender with a rigorous training in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

For both these degrees, you should have at least an upper second class honours degree or its equivalent in a social science or humanities subject.

All students follow at least two core courses and also complete a 10,000 word dissertation.

MSc Gender

Programme details

This is the most flexible degree the Institute offers. In addition to the core courses of the degree, students are able to choose from the fullest range of options in order to develop their own gender studies pathway, or focus on key research areas (eg, sexuality, culture, globalisation, development, postcoloniality, gendered politics). The interdisciplinary approach of the MSc Gender enables students to choose course options from within the Gender Institute and from other departments and institutes at the School.

There will be a series of compulsory dissertation workshops in the Lent term. The Gender Institute holds public lectures and workshops with eminent academics visiting London throughout the year.

All students on the MSc Gender will have an academic adviser who will be allocated upon arrival. Dissertation supervision is allocated in the Lent term.

Compulsory courses

(* half unit)

Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of two units from a range of options. Only options up to the value of one unit may be taken outside the Institute.

MSc Gender (Research)

Programme details

This degree enables students to develop expertise in both gender studies and research methodology, and is particularly useful for students considering further study. In addition to a thorough grounding in contemporary theories of gender and gender research practice, students will also receive advanced training in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Applicants from the UK and EU will be able to apply for funding under the ESRC 1+3 and +3 scheme.

Compulsory courses

(* half unit)

Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of one and a half units from a range of options provided within the Gender Institute.

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc Gender and MSc Gender (Research) in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

Our students go on to work in varied career paths: research and consultancy for government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in developed and less developed countries, international organisations, humanitarian and charity work, personnel work, civil and diplomatic services, representative politics, advocacy, the legal profession, academia, media and communication and in education.


Application codes: Y2U8 (Y2U4 Research) (check availability)

Start date: 22 September 2016

Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Intake/applications in 2014: 11/76

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 in social science or humanities
(see entry requirements)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement:

Fee level: UK/EU £12,504; overseas £19,344

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Fees and financial support). MSc Gender (Research) is accredited for ESRC funding as part of a four-year award (see ESRC

Application deadline: None – rolling admissions but recommended to apply before end of June. 11 January 2016 for ESRC funding