The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has announced five full scholarships for students to study its new MSc in Women, Peace and Security.
The MSc in Women, Peace and Security is a 12-month programme dedicated to the gendered analysis of peace and security in conflict and post-conflict settings. It will provide a critical examination of peace and security issues affecting women in a global world.
The scholarships will cover all tuition fees and provide a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses for five students from the UK or overseas for the coming academic year (2017-18), ensuring that the best students, regardless of personal financial circumstance or country of origin, will have the opportunity to undertake this critical new programme of study. Students who come directly from conflict-affected areas, or who have been displaced due to conflict are particularly encouraged to apply.
MSc in Women, Peace and Security students will be part of a community of scholars, activists and practitioners from around the world dedicated to developing strategies to promote gender equality and enhance women’s economic, social and political participation and security.
Professor Christine Chinkin, Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, said: “During the annual 16 days of action against violence against women and girls, campaigners and activists worldwide have worked to highlight the connection between such violence and the denial of women’s human rights. The new MSc in Women, Peace and Security will explore this connection and the ways in which women and gender are understood in relation to, and affected by, peace and security processes in conflict and post-conflict settings. With these scholarships we look forward to welcoming great students from around the world with the commitment to making a positive contribution to the enhancement of women’s human rights.”