Politics, Philosophy and Management

MSc

  • Entry Year 2023
  • Duration Full time 12 Months

Overview

Top reasons to study with us

  • Designed for graduates of any discipline seeking careers in cross-national organisations, agencies or international business.

  • Design your own programme from a range of options in management, politics, international relations and philosophy.

  • 12-month course, starting in October

Organisations increasingly seek graduates with a deeper understanding of the social, political and moral dimensions of management, so that they can protect the wider interests of society. This unique programme answers the demand for a new kind of management graduate - able to navigate the wider environment and use philosophy as a tool to take on key political and social questions.

We create competent managers who can also see the underlying connections between complex problems. These individuals are able to respond to the demands of reconciling economic growth, sustainability and equitable social outcomes.

We make sure our graduates are in tune with contemporary political developments and international relations. You will learn how to deal with complex issues, such as the management of people and organisational change. You will develop in-depth knowledge of the major historical and intellectual theories, concepts and issues relating to politics, philosophy and the management of institutions.

Alongside this fresh way of thinking, you will acquire and build skills such as intercultural team working, negotiation, research design, and report-writing. You are free to focus on what enthuses you, with options ranging from Diplomacy to Contemporary Philosophy.

Your breadth of skills and ability to understand and present a world view will put you at a distinct advantage in the jobs market.

LUMS is connected to a thriving global alumni network and is linked to the Work Foundation. Past graduates now work in a variety of different industries and organisations, including consultancies and think tanks. This is also the ideal programme if you wish to join a political institution or international body such as an NGO or the United Nations.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Management, Business Studies, Social Sciences, History, Philosophy, English, Languages, Arts or other Humanities subjects. Relevant work experience is beneficial but not essential.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Core

Optional

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. Not all optional modules are available every year.

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 will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status and course:

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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Student Profiles

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.

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#70 in the world for Business and Management

Lancaster is ranked #9 in the UK and #70 in the world for Business and Management according to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2022, one of nine subjects at Lancaster to be featured in the top 100 in these prestigious listings.

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Important Information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2023/2024 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication.

The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

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