• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
This Systems Change - Collaborative Communities programme at London South Bank University draws on the experience of people who are securing change in communities through collaborative methods and relationships. Those who do this from an institutional perspective usually recognise this as a leadership role, but in communities the language of leadership is often alien.
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Overview

People making a real difference in communities may have a history of volunteering or have a more explicit role as a community champion. This Systems Change - Collaborative Communities programme at London South Bank University is aimed at people coming from both perspectives. It is aimed at leaders from both community and citizen leadership backgrounds, as well as professionals.

We expect this course to particularly appeal to people working in primary and community health settings. It addresses the emerging need for new knowledge and practice in effecting change in collaborative health and care systems.

Why Systems Change: Collaborative Communities at LSBU?

  • This innovative degree offers both face–to-face and blended learning experiences.
  • Working in partnership with the LSBU People's Academy, our learning approach models the skills and behaviours required by collaborative leaders.
  • The highly participative nature of workshops and groups enables students to experience collaborative leadership and peer learning.

Employability

The context for leading social change is rapidly changing. The world of leadership is moving from a rational, deterministic approach, with expertise at the top and market-driven solutions, to a collaborative and networked future, where knowledge is distrusted and progress requires a relational approach.

In this emerging context, leaders focus on the collective rather than the individual, using evidence to inform decision-making, securing collective responsibility against a shared purpose, and taking an asset-based approach to emergent change. These leaders work as collaborators and partners, leading highly autonomous accountable teams that develop emergent responses to complex environments.

Students on the PGCert Systems Change are able to progress onto the Master Leading Social Change.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Innovating in Collaborative Systems
  • Core Concepts of Quality
  • Leading Collaborative Change Programmes

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:2 first degree/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division in a relevant subject area
OR
  • Relevant previous professional/ leadership or ‘expert by experience’ experience will also be considered. If applicants do not have the prior qualifications, then they must have at least 4 years in a relevant leadership role.
Applicants will be assessed on their personal statement as well as the entry qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3756 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3756 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Thanks to our generous supporters and alumni, we have a range of scholarships and bursaries for students joining LSBU’s postgraduate courses.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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