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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.

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...

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Course Content

You will take one and a half units of compulsory courses, options to the value of one and a half units, and a dissertation.

(* denotes half unit)

Gender Theories in the Modern World: An Interdisciplinary Approach*
Enables you 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.

Either
Introduction to Quantitative Analysis*

Covers the foundations of descriptive statistics estimation and inference
Or 
Applied Regression Analysis*
Focuses on deepening the understanding of the generalised linear model and its application to social science data.

Dissertation - Independent Research Project
An independent research project of up to 10,000 words on an approved topic of your choice.

Courses to the value of one and a half units from a range of options

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

You must note however that while care has been taken to ensure that this information is up to date and correct, a change of circumstances since publication may cause the School to change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. The School will always notify the affected parties as early as practicably possible and propose any viable and relevant alternative options. Note that that the School will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to events outside of its control, which includes but is not limited to a lack of demand for a course or programme of study, industrial action, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises.

You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee you a place. Please note that changes to programmes and courses can sometimes occur after you have accepted your offer of a place. These changes are normally made in light of developments in the discipline or path-breaking research, or on the basis of student feedback. Changes can take the form of altered course content, teaching formats or assessment modes. Any such changes are intended to enhance the student learning experience. 

You will take one and a half units of compulsory courses, options to the value of one and a half units, and a dissertation. (* denotes half unit) Gender Theories in the Modern World: An Interdisciplinary Approach* Enables you to become familiar with the fullest range of gender theories, with particular attention to the intersections of gender,...

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Entry Requirements

You can meet our language requirements in the following ways:

  • You are a national of Canada or one of the UKVI list of majority English-speaking countries below (whose first language is English) or

  • You have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (of at least three years duration), a postgraduate taught degree (of at least one year) or a PhD in one of those countries listed below or

  • You have passed a recognised English language test at an appropriate level.

Please note that 2+2 undergraduate degrees where less than three years has been spent in a majority English-speaking country and degrees taken at overseas campuses of English speaking institutions in non majority English speaking countries (eg Chinese campuses of UK institutions) are insufficient to meet our requirements and you will be required to supply a test score. The same is true for students of the University of London International Programme (UoLIP) whose study has not been undertaken in a majority English-speaking country.

You can meet our language requirements in the following ways: You are a national of Canada or one of the UKVI list of majority English-speaking countries below (whose first language is English) or You have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (of at least three years duration), a postgraduate taught degree (of at least one...

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Assessment Methods

All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others. Summative assessment may be conducted during the course or by final examination at the end of the course. An indication of the formative coursework and summative assessment for each course can be found in the relevant course guide.  

All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others. Summative assessment may be conducted during the course...

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Additional Information

UK/EU students: £14,088
Overseas students: £21,744

Fee status

The amount of tuition fees you will need to pay, and any financial support you are eligible for, will depend on whether you are classified as a home (UK/EU) or overseas student, otherwise known as your fee status. LSE assesses your fee status based on guidelines provided by the Department of Education.

Start date :- 30 September 2019

Application deadline :- None – rolling admissions. However please note the funding deadlines

Duration :- 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time 

Location:- London

UK/EU students: £14,088 Overseas students: £21,744 Fee status The amount of tuition fees you will need to pay, and any financial support you are eligible for, will depend on whether you are classified as a home (UK/EU) or overseas student, otherwise known as your fee status. LSE assesses your fee status based on guidelines provided by the Department...

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