Taught course

Politics, Philosophy and Management

Lancaster University · Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

A degree in Management, Business Studies, Social Sciences, History, Philosophy, English Language, Arts or other Humanities. Relevant work experience is beneficial but not essential.

Months of entry


Course content

This ground-breaking programme, taught jointly by the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, is unique in Europe in bringing together the important areas of politics and management with an interdisciplinary lens. One of the strengths of the MSc is that it enables you to tailor the subjects you study to your own specific interests. It enables you to develop a sophisticated understanding of social, political, organisational and managerial processes and of the connections between them.

It provides an ideal foundation for careers in all kinds of cross-national organisations, from multinational companies to NGOs or international bodies such as the European Union or the United Nations.


· Approaches to the Study of International Relations

· Ethics and Governance

· Human Resource Management

· Politics and Policy

· Public Policy

· Research in Organisational Settings

· The Production of Managerial Knowledge

· The Rise of Management Ideas and Concepts

· Theorising Security and War

· Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent (minimum element scores apply).

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,500 per year
International students
£18,000 per year


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 510961