London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Organisational and Social Psychology


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Organisational and Social Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme is based in the Institute of Social Psychology and offers the following benefits: A high quality academic training addressing the social psychology of organisations and providing multidisciplinary coverage of organisational contexts, processes and cases. A unique approach emphasising the development of analytical skills and the integration of theory and practice for creative and transformative work in organisations. The opportunity to study in an internationally renowned centre for the subject, situated in the only UK institution solely devoted to the social sciences, in a thriving research community which was (together with the Department of Sociology) awarded a 5 in the last national Research Assessment Exercise. An exciting group of international students with a diversity of academic, professional and cultural backgrounds. Recent graduates have gained employment worldwide in consultancy, international enterprises and firms, banks, government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), or have gone on to obtain PhDs and pursue an academic career. A wide range of choice in optional courses within the Institute and the School so that you can deepen or widen your expertise, and take up the advanced study of particular aspects of organisations. It is not the aim of these courses to offer foundation level training in organisational management skills as might typically be expected from a master's course in business administration. The programmes consist of four course units, including compulsory and optional courses and a research report. A weekly professional seminar series in the Lent term provides students on the course with the opportunity to debate with professionals, managers and consultants working on a variety of organisational contexts. Core courses: Organisational Social Psychology; Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis; 10,000-15,000 word Research Report. Large range of other options to the value of one unit.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 603
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