What Will You Study
This ground-breaking programme, taught jointly by the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, brings together the important areas of politics and management with an interdisciplinary lens. It enables you to develop a sophisticated understanding of social, political, organisational and managerial processes and of the connections between them.
The programme is based around three core modules; The Rise of Management Ideas and Concepts, Analysing Management in Practice and the Dissertation, to which you add further modules from the departmental catalogue of modules some examples of which are shown under Course Structure (please note, these are subject to change).
It provides an ideal foundation for careers in all kinds of cross-national organisations, from multinational companies to NGOs or international bodies such as the European Union or United Nations.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- The Production of Managerial Knowledge I: The Rise of Management Ideas and Concepts
- The Production of Managerial Knowledge II: Research in Organisational Settings
- Human Resource Management I: Contexts, Controversies and Critiques
- What is Philosophy? Methods, Aims, Debates
- Studying Religion
- Knowledge and Global Organisations
- Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
- Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
- Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
- Doing Contemporary Philosophy
- Public Policy
- Organisations in the 21st Century: New Forms of Organising in the Contemporary World
- The Management of Organisational Change: Challenges and Debates
- Human Resource Management II: The rise and growth of HRM
- The Production of Managerial Knowledge III: Quantitative Methods in Management Practices
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Duration: 12 months full-time.
Designed for: Graduates from various disciplines seeking careers in cross-national organisations, agencies or international business. A degree in Management, Business Studies, Social Sciences, History, Philosophy, English, Languages, Arts or other Humanities subjects will be considered. Relevant work experience is beneficial but not essential.
Entry requirements: 2:1 (UK hons) degree or equivalent in various subjects.
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-qualifications/
We may consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for further information.
IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-requirements/requirements-p2/
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes
Pre-sessional English language programmes available:
10 Week – Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
4 Week – Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
- Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies : MA
- Conflict, Development and Security : MA
- Diplomacy and Foreign Policy : MA
- Diplomacy and International Law : LLM/MA
- Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning) : LLM
- Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning) : MA
- Diplomacy and International Relations (by Distance Learning) : MA
- Diplomacy and Religion : MA
- Doctor of Management : DMgt
- Human Resource Management : MSc
- IMPM : IMPM
- Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change : MRes
- Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change : MSc
- International Relations : MA
- International Relations : MRes
- International Relations : PhD
- Organisation, Work and Technology : PhD
- Philosophy : MA
- Philosophy : MPhil/PhD
- Philosophy : PgCert
- Philosophy and Religion : MA
- Political Theology for Peace (Distance) : PGCert of Achievement
- Politics : MA
- Politics : PhD
- Politics and International Relations : PgCert
- Politics and Philosophy : MA
- Politics, Philosophy and Religion : MA
- Quaker Studies (distance learning) : PgCert
- Quakerism in the Modern World (distance learning) : MA
- Religion and Conflict : MA
- Religious Studies : MA
- Religious Studies : MPhil/PhD
- Religious Studies : PgCert
- Religious Studies (Distance Learning) : PgCert
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