Research course

Management (Economics and Management)

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Management

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Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements for MRes/PhD in Economics and Management

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

Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet our minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.

If you have studied or are studying outside of the UK then have a look at our Information for International Students to find out the entry requirements that apply to you.

Months of entry


Course content

MRes/PhD in Economics and Management

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 #3 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.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

Please visit the programme page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Department of Management PhD Office