Entry requirements

Taught master's degree with a high merit or equivalent overall (65+), including a minimum of a high merit in the dissertation (65+), in a related discipline Taught master's degree with merit or equivalent overall, including a high merit in the dissertation, in a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Opportunities for research in the pioneering field of gender studies are unparalleled. Students participate in seminars and workshops, as well as following a research training programme within the Institute. Our key research areas are feminist epistemology and methodology; Women in South Asia and Diaspora, gender and peacekeeping; feminist political economy, globalisation, gender and inequality; transnational sexuality studies, economic restructuring, new economy, work and care; feminist political theory; normative political theory; egalitarianism; multiculturalism; gender and autonomy; gender, sexuality and ageing; cultural memory and time; feminist film theory.

Research are a core part of research culture at the Gender Institute, and their PhD programme is tailored both to their individual needs and to general needs, such as methodology training and engagement in professional academic life. All research students at the Institute receive core training in their first year to prepare them for their research and writing, and ongoing training across the period of the studies within and outside the Institute. The aim is to enable students to complete a PhD thesis within three to four years, or an MPhil thesis in two years.

Department specialisms

Globalisation, Development and Inequalities; Families, Social Change, and Social Policy; Multiculturalism and democracy; Security, development and rights; Representation and memory; Sexuality and culture; Transnational epistemology and methodology

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 overall

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months


full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613