Home > Study > Graduate > Taught Programmes 2016 > MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation

MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation

About the MSc programme

This distinctive interdisciplinary programme focuses on integrating the theoretical analysis of gender with questions of globalisation and development. It provides the necessary analytical understanding to inform policy-making and independent research and prepares students for careers in policy-making institutions and NGOs as well as in academia.

This programme aims to:

  • give students a thorough understanding of economic and social processes that shape the contemporary global world and their gendered outcomes; a knowledge of how gender is theorised, understood and incorporated into the analysis of globalisation and development practice and policy
  • be of great intellectual value to any student seeking to understand gender issues in a global and transnational context and those seeking to contribute to policy-making or to do further research in this field

This programme is ideal for students with an upper second or first class honours degree (or equivalent). We will consider applicants with a good first degree in any discipline who have (and can demonstrate) a special interest and/or practical experience in this area.

Programme details

Assessment varies by course but generally consists mainly of continuous assessment with a few examinations. The Gender Institute regularly holds public lectures and  research seminars with external speakers fortnightly throughout term time which extends and consolidates issues raised in the main courses. A series of dissertation workshops are held during the Lent term in order to help students prepare their dissertations.
All students on the programme will have an academic adviser who will guide them through their studies. A dissertation supervisor will be allocated in the Lent term.

The programme is composed of three compulsory courses to the value of one and a half units and a dissertation, plus optional courses to the equivalent of one and a half units.

Compulsory courses

(* half unit) 

Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of one and a half unit from a range of options with only options up to a full unit being allowed outside the Institute.

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

You must note however that while care has been taken to ensure that this information is up to date and correct, some circumstances may cause the School to subsequently change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. The School will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to circumstances outside of its control. You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee places on its courses. You should visit the School's Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the Updated graduate course and programme information page.

Graduate destinations

The interdisciplinary nature of gender studies means that graduates are equipped with a broad range of knowledge and skills that can be applied in a variety of areas. They are able to bring highly desirable gender analysis skills to a wide variety of settings, including: government departments, international institutions (including the EU and World Bank), the media and publishing, charities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), private consultancy firms, education and research. Many of our graduates continue to study for PhDs and go on to work in academia.


Application code: Y2U3 (check availability)

Start date: 22 September 2016

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

Intake/applications in 2014: 28/150

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree in any discipline 
(see entry requirements)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

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

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Fees and financial support)

Application deadline: None – rolling admissions but recommended to apply before end of June

A photo of Dikshya Thapa, an LSE student