2:1 bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science or a social science discipline, plus high merit (65+) in a Master’s degree or equivalent in information systems or management or a related discipline.
GMAT or GRE is recommended, but not mandatory. It must be no more than five years before the starting day of the programme, and must show full and percentile scores for all sections.
Months of entry
About the MPhil/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 information systems. You will begin on the MPhil and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.
As a research-led department of management ranking #3 in our field, we aim to produce top-quality social scientists who are able to conduct original, robust and significant socio-technical research in digital innovation. You will develop a profound understanding of the complex and dynamic interactions between information technology and society, and learn to define problems and research questions, collect and analyse data, and bring empirical observations to bear on the development of theory.
We have a strong tradition of high-quality research, teaching and knowledge exchange in information systems and innovation, with specific expertise in digital ecosystems, organisational technologies, security and privacy, health and financial services. The Information Systems and Innovation Faculty Research Group is one of the largest groups of its kind in the world and is proud to be part of the Department of Management, which is ranked #2 in the UK for research in business and management (REF 2021).
You will work closely with international and world-class faculty as part of a vibrant community of doctoral students, all of whom are pursuing varied research in different fields of management. The programme also includes a comprehensive qualitative training, studies from a wide variety of countries and the opportunity to specialise in a designated field.
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.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time48 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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