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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Organisational Behaviour 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 Organisational Behaviour (OB) group is unique in its intellectual placement at the heart of the LSE as an international institute of social sciences, and in its geographic location at the heart of London, a key financial and political hub. In order to develop a global understanding of people and organisations, you will study phenomena in a wide range of settings, examining both the organisations themselves (macro-OB) and the people within those organisations (micro-OB) through rigorous and innovative research. This track includes courses in theory, methodology and methods anchored in OB. These courses provide students with the skills essential to compete in the international labour market and obtain jobs at top universities globally. The training delivers the necessary background for high-quality research in OB and enabling publications in leading academic journals. 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.

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Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date



This course lays the foundations of students’ in-depth understanding of Organisational Behaviour as a field. Topics range from the “micro” level (individuals, teams) to the “macro” level (social networks, organisations, and general topics in Organisational Theory). The course will review established topics in the field and will introduce students to the evaluation of established research Organisational Behaviour, progressing through units of analysis from psychology research to organisational theory.

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.