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MSc Gender / MSc Gender (Research)


Course Description

About the MSc programmes

The MSc Gender (Research) degree combines a thorough grounding in contemporary theories of gender with advanced training in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. You will be located in the Gender Institute and take one or two units in LSE's Department of Methodology, which is a base for cross-disciplinary research and teaching in the broad area of social science methodology.

The MSc Gender degree allows students flexibility to choose options up to the value of one and a half units from a wide range of courses (students may only take options up to the value of one full unit outside the Institute).

MSc Gender (Research) enables you to combine courses in gender with a rigorous training in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

For both these degrees, you should have at least an upper second class honours degree or its equivalent in a social science or humanities subject.

All students follow at least two core courses and also complete a 10,000 word dissertation.

MSc Gender

Programme details

This is the most flexible degree the Institute offers. In addition to the core courses of the degree, students are able to choose from the fullest range of options in order to develop their own gender studies pathway, or focus on key research areas (eg, sexuality, culture, globalisation, development, postcoloniality, gendered politics). The interdisciplinary approach of the MSc Gender enables students to choose course options from within the Gender Institute and from other departments and institutes at the School.

There will be a series of compulsory dissertation workshops in the Lent term. The Gender Institute holds public lectures and workshops with eminent academics visiting London throughout the year.

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

Compulsory courses

(* half unit)

Gender Theories in the Modern World: An Interdisciplinary Approach* enables students to become familiar with the fullest range of gender theories with particular attention to the intersections of gender, sexuality and race.
Gender, Knowledge and Research Practice* maps the history of debates about gender and feminist research, and asks what difference it makes to take gender as the subject or object of research.
Dissertation.
Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of two units from a range of options. Only options up to the value of one unit may be taken outside the Institute.

Please note that not every course is available each year and that some courses may only be available with the permission of the course convenor and/or may be subject to space.

MSc Gender (Research)

Programme details

This degree enables students to develop expertise in both gender studies and research methodology, and is particularly useful for students considering further study. In addition to a thorough grounding in contemporary theories of gender and gender research practice, students will also receive advanced training in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Applicants from the UK and EU will be able to apply for funding under the ESRC 1+3 and +3 scheme.

Compulsory courses

(* half unit)

Gender Theories in the Modern World: An Interdisciplinary Approach enables students to become familiar with the fullest range of gender theories with particular attention to the intersections of gender, sexuality and race.
Gender, Knowledge and Research Practice* maps the history of debates about gender and feminist research, and asks what difference it makes to take gender as the subject or object of research.
Introduction to Quantitative Analysis* covers the foundations of descriptive statistics estimation and inference or Applied Regression Analysis* is concerned with deepening the understanding of the generalised linear model and its application to social science data.
Dissertation.
Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of one and a half units from a range of options provided within the Gender Institute.

Please note that not every course is available each year and that some courses may only be available with the permission of the course convenor and/or may be subject to space.

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.

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

Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or overseas equivalent in social science or humanities; English standard level

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