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Research degrees

Choose from five specialist research routes

“We are proud to be part of LSE, an institution that ranks #5 in the world for social sciences and management (QS World University Rankings 2023)”

As a research-led department of management ranking #5 in our field, our MRes/PhD and MPhil/PhD programmes are an integral part of the academic environment at LSE, producing doctoral graduates of the highest quality.

You will work closely with international and world-class faculty as part of a vibrant community of doctoral students, all of whom are pursuing varied research in different fields of management.

All programmes include a comprehensive methodological training, seminars in specific research areas, and you will also have the opportunity to specialise in a designated field.

Research degree programme FAQs

Application Deadline

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2024. Interviews are typically held between end of February and March.

All applicants are advised to regularly check their inbox and SPAM folders. This is particularly important if you are using a non institutional personal email account. 

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Contact us

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 MRes/PhD in Management

MPhil/PhD in Management

Visiting Research Students

Current Research Students

A statement about the ACE PGR Initiative 

In line with the LSE’s principle to Advance Higher Education’s Race Equality Charter, the Department of Management is participating in the Aiming for a College Education Programme – Postgraduate Research Programmes (ACE - PGR). It is an initiative to widen access and participation for UK BAME applicants and students who are underrepresented in PGR programmes across LSE. This scheme will provide support to BAME candidates at three key stages of the PGR lifecycle: (1) Access, (2) Student Success, and (3) Career Progression.