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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Sociology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Last Updated

    17 October 2018

About the MSc Gender programmes

The MSc Gender is a flexible degree which offers you the opportunity to develop expertise in the fullest possible range of gender theories, and stresses the significance of gender for knowledge and research design.

You are trained in how to treat gender as an object of study, as an analytic approach or perspective and as a way of thinking across disciplinary boundaries. A key focus of the degree concerns the ethical as well as intellectual issues that arise from practising gender studies. In addition to the compulsory courses of the degree, you are able to choose options, from within and outside of the Department, in order to develop your own gender studies pathway and focus on key research areas.

MSc Gender (Research)

The MSc Gender (Research) degree combines a thorough grounding in contemporary theories of gender with advanced training in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

This programme is particularly useful for students considering further study. You will be located in the Department of Gender Studies and take one or two units in the Department of Methodology, which is a base for cross-disciplinary research and teaching in the broad area of social science methodology.

MSc Gender (Sexuality)

The sexuality pathway of the MSc Gender introduces you to the field of sexuality and gender studies and explores the significance of theories, politices and representations of sexuality for understanding everyday life from a transnational perspective. It is an interdisciplinary degree programme, which foregrounds the relevance of theory to transnational issues of representation, sexual activism and legal frames. In addition, it brings together interdisciplinary approaches within sexuality and gender studies to enable you to think through some of the key issues of sexual rights and representation from a global perspective.

This programme is offered by the Department of Gender Studies, which is recognised as a centre of research, teaching, policy advice and advocacy work, with faculty having won a range of awards, and with students from across the globe. The Department serves as a focus for gender research across the LSE, and works to promote a close relationship between policy makers and the academy. The Department provides a vibrant research culture with resident Research Fellows, visiting scholars, public lectures and conferences, and a regular programme of research seminars.

Graduate destinations

Our students go on to work in varied career paths: research and consultancy for government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in developed and less developed countries, international organisations, humanitarian and charity work, personnel work, civil and diplomatic services, representative politics, advocacy, the legal profession, academia, media and communication and in education.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme


Visit the MSc Gender / MSc Gender (Research) / MSc Gender (Sexuality) page on the London School of Economics and Political Science website for more details!

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