Entry requirements

High merit (68 per cent) in a taught master’s degree in a related discipline and normally a distinction in the dissertation.

English research level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About this MPhil/PhD programme

This programme offers you the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of gender studies. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

The research work of the Department of Gender Studies is critical, transnational, and interdisciplinary. Our research is variously positioned in relation to different fields of study within the social sciences and humanities, but in each case, the focus on gender means testing conventional disciplinary boundaries and developing alternative methodologies.

All research addresses the tenacity of gender power relations and gendered inequalities in a period of global transformation, and falls under four broad themes. We work both independently and collaboratively within and across these themes, and PhD applications are welcome in any of the following areas:

  • Memory, Representation and Culture
  • Rights, Security and Development
  • State, Economy, Families and Inequalities
  • Subjectivities, Sexuality and Identity

Department of Gender Studies

The Department of Gender Studies 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.

Fees and funding

Every research student is charged a fee for each year of their programme.

This programme is eligible for LSE PhD Studentships, and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding.

More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months

MPhil

full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613