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Costs and Financial Aid

Funding for research degree programme applicants

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What funding is available?

As is the norm with top Management Departments in the US and worldwide, top students entering the MRes/PhD or MPhil/PhD programmes at LSE are typically offered financial support. Each year the Department of Management typically admits around 10 students with funding from a variety of sources. The likely routes available to acquiring funding for 2022 entry for our programmes are listed below:

MRes/PhD in Management – Economics and Management

MRes/PhD in Management – Economics and Management

The likely routes available to acquiring funding for 2022 entry to the MRes/PhD Economics and Management are as follows:

1. LSE PhD Studentships

Each academic department at LSE is allocated a number of LSE PhD Scholarships. These School-administered LSE PhD Studentships cover fees and living expenses each year for four years. In 2021 a stipend of approximately £18,000 was awarded which the Department will top up to an annual stipend of £22,000 for five years. In return, recipients of the award are expected to provide teaching support and teach in the Department from the second year of the MRes. These Studentships are available for Home UK/EU and Overseas students undertaking full time research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School. Studentships will be awarded on academic merit and research potential.

2. Department of Management Studentships for MRes PhD in Economics and Management

The Department also has a limited number of Studentships. These Studentships are available for Home UK/EU and Overseas students, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School . For students on the MRes PhD in Economics and Management these studentships will cover tuition fees and a stipend of £22,000 for five years. In return, students are expected to teach in the Department over four years starting from the second year of the MRes.

MRes/PhD in Management - Employment Relations and Human Resources

MRes/PhD in Management - Employment Relations and Human Resources

The funding for 2022 entry to the MRes/PhD in Management – Employment Relations and Human Resources:

1. LSE PhD Studentships

Each academic department at LSE is allocated a number of LSE PhD Scholarships. These School-administered LSE PhD Studentships cover fees and living expenses each year for four years. In 2021 a stipend of approximately £18,000 was awarded. These Studentships are available for Home UK/EU and Overseas students undertaking full time research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School. Studentships will be awarded on academic merit and research potential.

2. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The Department is allocated a limited number of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 4-year scholarships. ESRC awards cover fees and a stipend – in 2021 a stipend of approximately £17,609 was awarded. These Studentships are available for Home UK/EU and Overseas students undertaking full time research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School.

3. Teaching

The Department aims to give all research students the opportunity to provide teaching support and teach. Developing teaching skills and experience is an important component of the students' career development and prepare you for future academic roles. To make this experience as valuable as possible we draw on the support from the LSE's Teaching and Learning Centre. Students on the MRes/PhD in Management – Employment Relations and Human Resources programme are paid for their work by the Department. We expect students to teach, but it is not a requirement or part of the Studentships listed for this programme. We advise that students do not work more than 15 hours per week given the intensive nature of the research programme.

MRes/PhD in Management - Organisational Behaviour

MRes/PhD in Management - Organisational Behaviour

The funding for 2022 entry to the MRes/PhD in Management – Organisational Behaviour:

1. LSE PhD Studentships

Each academic department at LSE is allocated a number of LSE PhD Scholarships. These School-administered LSE PhD Studentships cover fees and living expenses each year for four years. In 2021 a stipend of approximately £18,000 was awarded. These Studentships are available for Home UK/EU and Overseas students undertaking full time research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School. Studentships will be awarded on academic merit and research potential.

2. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The Department is allocated a limited number of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 4-year scholarships. ESRC awards cover fees and a stipend – in 2021 a stipend of approximately £17,609 was awarded. These Studentships are available for Home UK/EU and Overseas students undertaking full time research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School.

3. Teaching

The Department aims to give all research students the opportunity to provide teaching support and teach. Developing teaching skills and experience is an important component of the students' career development and prepare you for future academic roles. To make this experience as valuable as possible we draw on the support from the LSE's Teaching and Learning Centre. Students on the MRes/PhD in Management – Organisational Behaviour programme are paid for their work by the Department. We expect students to teach, but it is not a requirement or part of the Studentships listed for this programme. We advise that students do not work more than 15 hours per week given the intensive nature of the research programme.

MRes/PhD in Management - Marketing

MRes/PhD in Management - Marketing

The funding for 2022 entry to the MRes/PhD in Management – Marketing:

1. LSE PhD Studentships

Each academic department at LSE is allocated a number of LSE PhD Scholarships. These School-administered LSE PhD Studentships cover fees and living expenses each year for four years. In 2021 a stipend of approximately £18,000 was awarded. These Studentships are available for Home UK/EU and Overseas students undertaking full time research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School. Studentships will be awarded on academic merit and research potential.

2. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The Department is allocated a limited number of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 4-year scholarships. ESRC awards cover fees and a stipend – in 2021 a stipend of approximately £17,609 was awarded. These Studentships are available for Home UK/EU and Overseas students undertaking full time research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School.

3. Teaching

The Department aims to give all research students the opportunity to provide teaching support and teach. Developing teaching skills and experience is an important component of the students' career development and prepare you for future academic roles. To make this experience as valuable as possible we draw on the support from the LSE's Teaching and Learning Centre. Students on the MRes/PhD in Management – Marketing programme are paid for their work by the Department. We expect students to teach, but it is not a requirement or part of the Studentships listed for this programme. We advise that students do not work more than 15 hours per week given the intensive nature of the research programme.

MPhil/PhD in Management - Information Systems and Innovation

MRes/PhD in Management - Information Systems and Innovation

The funding for 2022 entry to the MPhil/PhD in Management – Information systems and Innovation

1. LSE PhD Studentships

Each academic department at LSE is allocated a number of LSE PhD Scholarships. These School-administered LSE PhD Studentships cover fees and living expenses each year for four years. In 2021 a stipend of approximately £18,000 was awarded. These Studentships are available for Home UK/EU and Overseas students undertaking full time research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School. Studentships will be awarded on academic merit and research potential.

2. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The Department is allocated a limited number of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 4-year scholarships. ESRC awards cover fees and a stipend – in 2021 a stipend of approximately £17,609 was awarded. These Studentships are available for Home UK/EU and Overseas students undertaking full time research in any LSE discipline, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School.

3. Teaching

The Department aims to give all research students the opportunity to teach and provide teaching support such as marking and class moderation. Developing teaching skills and experience is an important component of the students' career development and prepare you for future academic roles. To make this experience as valuable as possible we draw on the support from the LSE's Teaching and Learning Centre. Students on this programme are paid for their work by the Department.  We expect students to teach, but it is not a requirement or part of the Studentships listed for this programme. We advise that students do not work more than 15 hours per week given the intensive nature of the research programme.

 

As a matter of normal procedure, all applicants who are offered a place one of our MRes PhD or MPhil PhD programmes would be considered for all types of funding at our disposal and for which they are eligible, on the basis of the information submitted in their LSE application– there is no separate funding application process. 

As competition for places is very high and competition for funding is even more intense, we will not always be able to provide funding to all offer holders. Accordingly, applicants are advised to actively explore all potential sources of funding. The School's Financial Support Office webpage has information on sources of funds for prospective graduate students. You should refer to the Graduate Study pages for details of fees and a guide to the cost of living in London.