Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in social science or humanities.

Months of entry


Course content

About the MSc programme

This research-led MSc teaching programme in Gender (Rights and Human Rights) aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the epistemological, conceptual, and empirical contexts in which gender and human rights operate and circulate around the globe.

It will foster an independent and critical approach to the scholarly study of the entangled politics, histories and practices of gender and human rights. It will introduce students to a range of critical thinking, especially, anticolonial, decolonial, postcolonial and interventions from radical democratic theories with a view to engage students in questions of decolonisation, human rights and transnational gender politics. It will enable students to develop an intersectional, transnational but also an interdisciplinary gender lens to study rights and global human rights.

Finally, the programme will introduce and equip students to study and explore in a serious and committed way the intellectual resources, strategies and epistemologies required for shifting the epistemic centre of the knowledge production on global human rights, so that the 'most of the world' comes to matter epistemically to the politics, practice and scholarship on global human rights.

Department of Gender Studies

LSE Gender pioneers intersectional, interdisciplinary and transnational teaching and research, addressing the tenacity of gendered power relations and gendered inequalities in times of global transformations. Established in 1993, LSE Gender is the largest Department of Gender Studies in Europe.

Our interdisciplinary approach means we work closely with other departments, centres and institutes within LSE, and have strong links with institutions around the globe.

Information for international students

LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do.

If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students.

Fees and funding


Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme. Visit the website for more information about the fees.


The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an application for a place – including all ancillary documents, before the funding deadline.

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas.

Find out more about financial support.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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