Doctoral Workshop: Department of Gender Studies

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Clare Hemmings


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 seminar is to give students experience and practice in critically assessing and providing feedback on one another's work.  The focus of the seminar is on the research process.  First year students are expected to present their work in progress towards their upgrade.  Second and third year students are each expected to share some part of their dissertation research at least once per year. Some sessions may be used for professional training or personal development/well-being.


The seminar will run on a fortnightly basis in MT, LT, and ST, and will involve both asynchronous and synchronous interactive components.   

First year students must also audit GI424 Gender Theories: an interdisciplinary approach 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.  


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.


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Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Gender Studies

Total students 2020/21: Unavailable

Average class size 2020/21: 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