Taught course

Organisation, Work and Technology

Lancaster University · Management School

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject will be considered.

Relevant work experience is beneficial, but not essential. Non-standard candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes Organisation, Work and Technology programme is designed to cater for those wishing to study subjects related to Organisation, Work and Technology, but with more focus on theory and/or research rather than practice. It allows greater flexibility in terms of module selection; the programme is structured around a series of compulsory modules (45 credits) which provide research training, plus:

Pathway modules (30 credits) will be chosen to fit the student’s research interests. Pathway modules will be drawn from those that make up the OWT master's programmes (MSc in HRM, MA in HR and Consulting, or MSc in Digital Business, Innovation and Management). Students choose from modules in the programme closest to their research interests.

Optional modules (45 credits) will be drawn from OWT (additional modules from OWT programmes) or the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (students taking at least 1 FASS module that provides theoretical grounding relevant to their research interest).

All students will do a research dissertation (60 credits).

This will allow you to tailor the course to your own aims and interests in order to gain more in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key theories, concepts, and debates in the area.

Please note: the list of available pathways and optional modules is subject to change year on year, and may be subject to timetabling constraints.

This programme would be ideal if you are planning to progress into a PhD in a related area and a career in academia, or seeking employment in social science research and policymaking, such as governments, think tanks and other non-profit organisations, or social research-oriented business functions.

Fees and funding

Find out more at our fees and funding page

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

LUMS Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1524 592938