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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Marketing Management (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This PhD programme is an integral part of the academic environment at LSE, producing doctoral graduates of the highest quality. The programme includes a comprehensive range of methodological training and seminars in specific research areas and you will also have the opportunity to specialise in a designated field. The Marketing track explores the fundamental dimensions of marketing research, enabling you to understand and contribute to a robust body of knowledge about the behaviour of consumers, companies, managers, and markets. This track covers a range of topics including research methodologies, econometrics, statistics and economics, to enable students to tackle fundamental marketing questions with a unique set of skills. Students will become influential researchers in fields such as consumer behaviour and quantitate modelling, looking further into the behaviour of companies, managers and markets. Students who successfully complete the programme often embark on careers in academia with top universities such as UCL, Copenhagen Business School and California State University. Recent doctoral graduates have also gone into careers at companies such as JP Morgan, EY and McKinsey.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date



The course objective is to familiarize students with research in cognitive psychology, social psychology, and marketing on information processing and judgment and decision making related topics to better understand and develop marketing strategies that affect consumer behavior. There are two main aims of this course: (1) to give students a strong foundation for critical thinking in the area of consumer behavior, and (2) to enable students to conceptualize, develop and operationalize research ideas. Therefore, the focus is on understanding current theoretical and methodological approaches to various aspects of consumer behavior, as well as advancing this knowledge by developing testable hypotheses and theoretical perspectives that build on the current knowledgebase.
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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

PhD (Years 1 - 3); PhD (exceptional registration beyond the fourth year): £4,366.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

PhD (Years 1 - 3); PhD (exceptional registration beyond the fourth year): £18,624.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a Upper second class honours (2:1) degree in any discipline, or the equivalent.