Research course

Psychological and Behavioural Science

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

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Entry requirements

A taught master’s with merit and 2:1 bachelor’s degree in relevant area or equivalent.

English research level.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

About this MPhil/PhD programme

This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of psychological and behavioural science.

Project specifics are to be developed with academic faculty, and may explore topics in social psychology, health and communities, organisational psychology, evolutionary psychology, communication, and behavioural science. Our research addresses theoretical concerns within psychological and behavioural science, and is applicable in practical contexts (eg, organisations, developing countries, public policy).

You will benefit from our research partnerships with top institutions, and will have the opportunity to undertake fieldwork in many settings including experimental laboratories, organisations and countries outside of the UK. You will be encouraged to present at international conferences and publish in international journals. Part-time positions for research, teaching and editorial assistance are often available, offering you valuable experience and publication opportunities.

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science is an interdisciplinary faculty and research team, with research areas spanning across social psychology to behavioural economics, political psychology to organisational culture, consumer behaviour to public engagement, and community development to global health, happiness and well-being. The Department's research focuses on real world issues, thus their research is both theoretically well-informed, and produces results that impact policy, business, and society at large.

The Department draw on the best social science research to build and teach new insights for diagnosing organisational problems, explaining activity, and improving organisational capabilities.

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.

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613