Our MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology focuses on understanding the interaction between organisations and the people who lead and work with them and in them. We draw on the best in social science research to build new insights for diagnosing organisational problems as well as for understanding and intervening to build new organisational capabilities.
The programme is informed throughout by a dual objective: a rigorous approach to theory yet one firmly placed within the context of emerging organisational issues and relevant debates in the area. It addresses, at its core, the interface and synthesis of social psychological processes with practice in interdisciplinary domains in organisations and communities.
The programme will be of particular benefit to those who already have some experience of working in organisations or organisational consultancy and who would like to develop their understanding in relation to innovative practice in general management, consulting, and human resource management, and of creative ways of working with others in and around organisations.
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.
When I chose LSE to do my master's, the programme content suited perfectly what I was looking for for my professional development – allowing me to study psychology without having a previous degree in it. The mix of social and organisational psychology in my MSc is simply fascinating. It allows you to develop professionally either in the social space or working with organisations. In addition to that the comradeship of such a culturally diverse group of people makes the programme absolutely fantastic – getting to know people from other countries is a life changing experience. I also love having the freedom to adapt the programme to my personal needs by taking the options that I find most interesting, even from other departments; the speakers that come to talk about interesting topics; the quality of the research, and finally, the approach to social problems is so important, the social construction of change instead of an individualistic approach. LSE has helped me to develop in a number of ways: Firstly, learning about top class research; Secondly, I am now part of the team of researchers of the Incas Project, in which LSE is a participant. It allowed me to gain access to key contacts, and professional opportunities that otherwise could not have happened. LSE made that possible. Once I complete my MSc I will look for a job, and in the future I am planning to come back to LSE to pursue a PhD. I have plans for the future to become an independent consultant with all that I have learned at LSE.
2:1 degree or overseas equivalent in any discipline; English standard level.
Recipient: London School of Economics and Political Science
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