Organisation, Work and Technology


  • Entry year 2024
  • Duration Full time 12 Months


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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 is 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

Academic 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)
Home £15,650 n/a
International £26,250 n/a

General fees and funding information

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.

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