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MSc Gender, Media and Culture

About the MSc programme

The programme is taught by the Gender Institute with the Media and Communications Department. It is administered from the Gender Institute. The programme employs a gender perspective to critically examine such questions as how representations in the media may reinforce or subvert social roles and ideologies; how gendered forms of address and identification have been theorised across different visual and print cultures; the role of a variety of media forms in critiquing or contributing to wider social processes such as globalisation, conflict and migration. Students are encouraged to interrogate a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the gendered analysis of contemporary media and culture.

Programme details

In addition to the core units in gender theory, media and communication and gender and media representation students can choose from a range of options in the two departments. All students on this programme are housed within the Gender Institute.

Teaching on compulsory courses is delivered via a variety of lecture and seminar formats, for some options there are additional screenings of relevant material. Support for the dissertation is provided through individual supervision by academic staff in the Gender Institute and a series of workshops.

You will be assessed by written examinations, a series of research assignments, essays related to the substantive courses and the dissertation, which must be submitted on 1 September (or the first working day after if it falls on a weekend). There are also additional formative assignments throughout the year including oral presentations, facilitations and essays.

You may take the course part-time by taking courses equivalent to two units in each year.

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

The programme involves the completion of four courses including a dissertation.

Compulsory courses

(* half unit)

One from:

Students will choose two other half unit courses offered by the Gender Institute or the Department of Media and Communications (at least one of which must be from the Gender Institute).

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

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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: the media and publishing, government departments, international institutions (including the EU), charities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), private consultancy firms and education.

lse.ac.uk/genderInstitute; lse.ac.uk/media@lse

Application code: Y2U7 (check availability)

Start date: 22 September 2016

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

Intake/applications in 2014: 20/141

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 in social science, or relevant humanities 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

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