Research course

Management (Organisational Behaviour)

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

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 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 organisational behaviour. You will begin on the MRes and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

The MRes/PhD in Management – Organisational Behaviour is part of a rigorous and interdisciplinary graduate training programme. It is designed to stimulate critical thinking and creative ideas and provide you with the analytical skills to perform robust field studies, randomised lab experiments and quantitative study.

As a research-led department of management at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London, we are ranked #3 in the world for business and management.

In order to develop a global understanding of people and organisations, the group 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. Members of the group represent a wide range of disciplinary perspectives (management, economics, psychology, and sociology, judgement and decision making), and draw on theories and research from these diverse perspectives to achieve academic excellence and publish in leading journals. The OB group collaborates with faculty from other disciplines in the Department of Management and the wider School through initiatives such as the LSE Behavioural Lab, which is co-directed by the Department of Management and the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. The group actively engages with practitioners, policymakers, and LSE students and alumni in their efforts to improve society by enhancing the quality of working life and changing organisational and economic practices.

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 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

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