M.Phil. On Campus

System Dynamics

University of Bergen

24 months
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The System Dynamics degree offered by the University of Bergen studies how and why things change over time. 


Key facts

System Dynamics degree offered by the University of Bergen offers a vibrant, international student life focusing on the study of System Dynamics - a study available to very few students across the world. We use state-of-the-art learning technology and client-based case studies.

Currently System Dynamics is sought after for research and education in many separate fields as well as analysis by large companies, governments, international agencies, and consulting companies.  

How do we develop a well-balanced set of policies to guide decision making that altogether contributes a successful strategy causing a favorable development over time. 

Which policies cause the most favourable development over time?  

How do we avoid shaping strategies, policies and decisions based on misperceptions? And how do we assess their consequences effectively before implementing them in our social context?  

What is the wider impact of our decisions over a longer time span? 

To answer questions such as these, you are trained to develop simulation models that represent the cause-and-effect structure of the systems studied, to derive their dynamics by way of simulation, and to investigate the relationship between the two. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Dynamic Social Systems
  • Model-based Analysis and Policy Design
  • System Dynamics Modelling Process
  • Policy Design and Implementation
  • Model-based Socioeconomic Planning
  • Natural Resources Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to apply for the Master's Programme in System Dynamics you need a bachelor's degree of 3-4 years' duration, or an equivalent educational background. The degree must include 1,5 years (80-90 ECTS) of full-time studies in relevant courses in either social sciences, including management, or natural sciences, including engineering.

Tuition Fee

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The semester fee is NOK 590 

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
Living costs

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