Taught course

Politics, Philosophy and Management

Institution
Lancaster University · Management School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Management, Business Studies, Social Sciences, History, Philosophy, English, Languages, Arts or other Humanities subjects. Relevant work experience is beneficial but not essential.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Organisations increasingly seek graduates with a deeper understanding of the social, political and moral dimensions of management, so that they can protect the wider interests of society. This unique programme answers the demand for a new kind of management graduate - able to navigate the wider environment and use philosophy as a tool to take on key political and social questions.

We create competent managers who can also see the underlying connections between complex problems. These individuals are able to respond to the demands of reconciling economic growth, sustainability and equitable social outcomes.

We make sure our graduates are in tune with contemporary political developments and international relations. You will learn how to deal with complex issues, such as the management of people and organisational change. You will develop in-depth knowledge of the major historical and intellectual theories, concepts and issues relating to politics, philosophy and the management of institutions.

Alongside this fresh way of thinking, you will acquire and build skills such as intercultural team working, negotiation, research design, report-writing, and how to present professionally. You are free to focus on what enthuses you, with options ranging from Diplomacy to Contemporary Philosophy.

Your breadth of skills and ability to understand and present a world view will put you at a distinct advantage in the jobs market.

LUMS is connected to a thriving global alumni network and is linked to the Work Foundation. Past graduates now work in consultancies, think tanks and industries from animal health to the law. This is also the ideal programme if you wish to join a political institution or international body such as an NGO or the United Nations.

Information for international students

Details of entry requirements for international students can be found here: Grade Equivalencies

Proof of english language is required from non-native english speakers. We require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in any element, or an approved equivalent.

If your score is below our requirements, we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional english language programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
£13,000
International students
£20,000

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
LUMS Course Enquiries
Email
lums@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 592938