Organisation, Work and Technology


  • Entry Year 2023
  • Duration Full time 12 Months


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    70th for Business and Management in the world

    QS World University Rankings (2023)

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    85th for Business and Economics in the World

    Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2022)

  • Lancaster University is among the best in the UK - appearing in the Top 20 of all major national league tables.

The MRes Organisation, Work and Technology programme is designed to cater for those wishing to study subjects related to Organisation, Work and Technology, but with more focus on theory and/or research rather than practice. It allows greater flexibility in terms of module selection; the programme is structured around a series of compulsory modules (45 credits) which provide research training, plus:

  • Pathway modules (30 credits) will be chosen to fit the student’s research interests. Pathway modules will be drawn from those that make up the OWT master's programmes (MSc in HRM, MA in HR and Consulting, or MSc in Digital Business, Innovation and Management), students choose from modules in the programme closest to their research interests.
  • Optional modules (45 credits) will be drawn from OWT (additional modules from OWT programmes) or the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (students taking at least 1 FASS module that provides theoretical grounding relevant to their research interest).
  • All students will do a research dissertation (60 credits).

This will allow you to tailor the course to your own aims and interests in order to gain more in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key theories, concepts, and debates in the area.

Please note: the list of available pathways and optional modules are subject to change year on year, and may be subject to timetabling constraints.

This programme would be ideal if you are planning to progress into a PhD in a related area and a career in academia, or seeking employment in social science research and policymaking, such as governments, think tanks and other non-profit organisations, or social research-oriented business functions.

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject will be considered.

Relevant work experience is beneficial, but not essential. Non-standard candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course Structure

Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

Fees and Funding

Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
UK £14,500 n/a
International £24,150 n/a

Scholarships and Bursaries

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status and course. You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

Unfortunately no scholarships and bursaries match your selection, but there are more listed on scholarships and bursaries page.

If you're considering postgraduate research you should look at our funded PhD opportunities.

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We also have other, more specialised scholarships and bursaries - such as those for students from specific countries.

Browse Lancaster University's scholarships and bursaries.

THE Rankings 2022

Ranked in the Top 100 worldwide

Lancaster is ranked 85th worldwide for Business and Economics in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2022.

THE World University Rankings by subject
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=70th in the world for Business and Management

Lancaster is ranked joint 9th in the UK and joint 70th in the world for Business and Management according to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2023, one of nine subjects at Lancaster to be featured in the top 100 in these prestigious listings.

QS Rankings 2023

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