Research course

Management (Organisational Behaviour)

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

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline.

GRE/GMAT is required for all applicants.

English higher level.

Months of entry


Course content

About this MRes/PhD programme

As a world-class and research-led department of management ranking #2 in our field, our new PhD programme is an integral part of the academic environment at LSE, producing doctoral graduates of the highest quality.

You will work closely with a number of international and world-class faculty members as well as a vibrant doctoral community of around 30 students, all pursuing varied research in different fields of management. The programme includes a comprehensive range of methodological training and seminars in specific research areas and you will also have the opportunity to specialise in a designated field.

The Organisational Behaviour track is based in the Organisational Behaviour Faculty Group within the Department of Management. The group’s mission is to address contemporary social and organisational issues and pursue the LSE vision of improving society and understanding the causes of things.

The Organisational Behaviour (OB) group is unique in its intellectual placement at the heart of the LSE as an international institute of social sciences, and in its geographic location at the heart of London, a key financial and political hub.

In order to develop a global understanding of people and organisations, you will study phenomena in a wide range of settings, examining both the organisations themselves (macro-OB) and the people within those organisations (micro-OB) through rigorous and innovative research.

This track includes courses in theory, methodology and methods anchored in OB. These courses provide students with the skills essential to compete in the international labour market and obtain jobs at top universities globally. The training delivers the necessary background for high-quality research in OB and enabling publications in leading academic journals.

Department of Management

The Department of Management ranks #2 in the world for social sciences and management (QS World University Rankings 2018) and #1 in the UK for research in business and management studies (REF 2014). Currently, the Department ranks #1 in the world for thought leadership in management (QS Master's in Management Rankings 2018). 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

For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.

Fees and funding

Every research student is charged a fee for each year of their programme.

This programme is eligible for LSE PhD Studentships, and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding.

More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.

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

Student Recruitment Office