Entry requirements

Applicants for the Politics, Philosophy and Management MSc and related pathways are normally expected to have the following:

  • an honours degree from a recognised university or equivalent professional qualification
  • demonstrable English language competence if their first language is not English

Academic qualifications

We look for a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent (eg, a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a four-point scale or an A grade on a literal scale).

The subject area of the first degree is not critical. Graduates from management disciplines, and those from the social sciences and arts, are all welcome. This Masters may be of particular interest to graduates with PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) degrees. No particular mathematics skills are required.

You can find out more about the international qualifications we accept on the main University website.

Work experience

You do not need to have worked after graduation to be eligible for this programme, but as you will be required to reflect on and discuss a wide range of professional and managerial issues, work experience will nevertheless be very valuable.

English language requirements

Studying at Masters level demands a high level of fluency in written and spoken language, and excellent comprehension. For this reason, non-native speakers of English are normally asked to demonstrate their English language competence by taking one of the internationally recognised tests below.

Our minimum language requirements for postgraduate study at LUMS are:

  • IELTS 7.0, with at least 6.0 in each element
  • Pearson Academic (PTE) 70, with at least 55 in each element
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade C
  • ToEFL iBT 100 (with minimum 22 in each skill)

Please note: IELTS and Pearson scores are valid for two years from the test date. Also, note that ToEFL tests are no longer recognised by the UK Visas and Immigration Office for entry to pre-sessional English language courses.