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Politics, Philosophy and Management MSc

Lancaster University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Lancaster University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

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.

Careers

The Politics, Philosophy and Management programme is an excellent launch-pad for a wide range of careers, and gives you a set of skills and knowledge that will be highly valued by public and private sector employers.

It is an ideal foundation for those who are looking to work in organisations that span national boundaries - whether that be in global companies, in NGOs or in other transnational organisations such as the United Nations or the European Union.

Some who join the programme will already have firm career objectives, but others may want to use their year at Lancaster to explore their options and decide where they would like to go next. Whatever your goals, expert advisers in the Careers team at LUMS are on hand to help you formulate your career plans, make informed decisions and find the best route to achieve your ambitions.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of award-winning, high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University has a vast array of facilities including shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and a sports centre and swimming pool.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 122 8

    18th out of 51 6

    15th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

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    141 66%

    35th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    23rd

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    47th

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    141 68%

    21st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

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    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    25th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    144 70%

    25th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    26th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    38th

    2

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