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Study Women, Peace and Security

The Centre offers intensive courses on women, peace and security for mid career professions, and works closely with a number of departments but especially the Department of Gender Studies, where a 12-month MSc in Gender, Peace and Security is open to applications.

The Centre regularly hosts a cross-sectoral community of scholars, activists and practitioners from around the world.  Visiting Fellows and Professors, guest practitioners  and other members of the Centre, as well as by faculty from other departments at LSE are involved in events and workshops. Visit the events pages for information about public events including research seminars, guest lectures, panel discussions and film screenings, to which all are welcome. Podcasts  of past events, blog posts and working papers are also freely available.


Postgraduate course on gender, peace and security 

LSE postgraduate students from multiple programmes may apply to take Gender, Peace and Security as a part of their degree.

Full information: LSE calendar entry for Gender, Peace and Security  Application is via the graduate course choice system on LSE For You. 

Professional Education 

Women, Peace and Security Intensive 

This course is designed for mid-career professionals already working in a related field, in any sector. | Read more

MSc in Gender, Peace and Security

Located in the Department of Gender Studies, the MSc in Gender, Peace and Security is a multi-disciplinary programme concerned with the ways in which women and gender are understood in relation to, and affected by, regional, national and global peace and security processes in conflict and post-conflict settings. The programme makes use of empirical material and case studies that are national and transnational in scope, and incorporates interdisciplinary texts and perspectives from theory, policy, and practice.

We welcome students from around the world, with different experiences but a shared commitment to developing understanding and practice on issues relating to women, peace and security and sexual and gender-based violence.

Apply now for entry in the academic year 2020/21.





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