Politics, Philosophy and Management MSc - 2019 Entry
Full time 12 Month(s)
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, report-writing, and how to present professionally. 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 consultancies, think tanks and industries from animal health to the law. 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.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Human Resource Management I: Contexts, Controversies and Critiques
- What is Philosophy? Methods, Aims, Debates
- Studying Religion
- International Human Resource Management
- 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
- 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.
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