Entry requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree in any discipline or the equivalent, with evidence of preparation in economics and a strong mathematics background.

The GRE is required for all applicants. We do not require a specific GRE overall score but the test gives us an indication of your aptitude for our programmes. Your score should be less than five years old on 1 October 2023 and must show full and percentile scores for all three sections.

Months of entry


Course content

About the MRes/PhD programme

This programme offers you the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of Managerial Economics and Strategy. You will begin on the MRes and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

The MRes/PhD in Economics and Management is part of a rigorous and interdisciplinary graduate training programme. It is designed to stimulate critical thinking and provide you with the training to conduct research to advance the frontier of applied Economics in the field of Managerial Economics, broadly defined to include topics from organisational economics to personnel economics, to entrepreneurship, to political economy. It is a specialised programme closely aligned with the PhD in Economics (and including the same core sequence of courses) but allowing for the more specialised study of organisations and institutions, and for more personal supervision by scholars in these fields within the Department of Management.

As a research-led department of management at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London we are ranked #2 in our field. The programme includes a comprehensive methodological training with the opportunity to specialise in the designated field of Economics and Managerial Economics.

You will work closely with international and world-class faculty as part of a vibrant doctoral student community, all of whom are pursuing varied research in different fields of management. The approaches employed by the Managerial Economics and Strategy group embody the rigour appropriate to scientific investigation. In addition to a group of economic theorists, a wide variety of empirical approaches flourish from lab experiments, to field experiments, to the analysis of administrative data. The group's research interests include entrepreneurship; insurance markets; incentives and communication within organisations; incentives within state bureaucracies; the economics of China; multinational firms; supply chains; firms and trade in developing countries; behavioural economics; and political economy.

Department of Management

The Department of Management ranks #3 in the world for social sciences and management (QS World University Rankings 2022) and #1 in the UK for research in business and management studies (REF 2014). The Department engages with people and organisations worldwide, across the private, public, and third sectors, who are motivated to improve the world through better understanding and practice of management.

Information for international students

LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do.

If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students.

Fees and funding


Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme. Visit the website for more information about the fees.


The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students.

LSE offers studentships to new PhD students in the form of LSE PhD Studentships, LSE ESRC Studentships, LAHP AHRC Studentships and LSE & III PhD Studentships on Analysing and Challenging Inequalities.

These awards are open to high calibre students of all nationalities studying across all research areas at the School.

Find out more about financial support.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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