Entry requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree in any discipline, or the equivalent.

The GRE/GMAT is required for all applicants. We do not require a specific GRE/GMAT overall score but the test gives us an indication of your aptitude for our programmes. There is no preference for GMAT or GRE but all applications must submit scores at the time of application. Your score should be less than five years old on the starting date of the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

About the MRes/PhD Management 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 marketing. You will begin on the MRes and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

The MRes/PhD in Management – Marketing is part of a rigorous and interdisciplinary graduate training programme designed to stimulate critical thinking and creative ideas and provide you with the analytical skills to test hypotheses.

As a research-led department of management ranking #2 in our field, we aim to produce top-quality social scientists who are able to engage with the conceptual foundations of marketing – such as consumer behaviour and quantitative modelling – and employ robust methods in their research.

The Marketing faculty group’s research is internationally recognised for its potential to impact practice in the field (e.g., Marketing Science Institute’s Young Scholar Award, Google-WPP Marketing Research Award, AMA-SIG Awards, AMA-SRT Forum Award, and Society for Judgment and Decision Making Awards). Faculty have diverse academic backgrounds (physics, economics, psychology, marketing, and management), interdisciplinary research interests, and a variety of methodological approaches (econometrics, lab experiments, field experiments, and surveys). Accordingly, the research strategy of the faculty is to focus on pursuing fundamental research questions that have a bearing on critical marketing issues like consumer decision making, managing new products and innovations, pricing strategy, advertising, and channels of distribution.

You will work closely with the Marketing faculty as part of a vibrant doctoral student community. The programme includes a comprehensive methodological training with 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.

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 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Marketing, Recruitment and Study Abroad
+44 (0)20 7955 6613