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Systems Thinking in Practice

M.Sc. Online
36 months
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3835 GBP/year
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This MSc Systems Thinking in Practice course from The Open University UK has the development of skills in holistic thinking, and appreciation of multiple perspectives at its core. These skills are relevant to many different domains: e.g. health, business, local government, environment, development, engineering, organisation change and IT management.

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Overview

The Systems Thinking in Practice programme from  The Open University UK  will provide insights into the range of ways in which other people think about particular situations and how to apply a wide range of concepts, tools and techniques developed by systems thinkers. You’ll also learn to appreciate and develop your own ways of thinking in practice, becoming aware of how you can act to bring about improvements in messy situations.

Key features of the course

  • Offers you the choice of a research route or a professional route
  • Both routes develop essential skills for addressing systems thinking issues systematically in your own context, and extend your knowledge of recent research and research methods
  • Concludes with either a substantial piece of independent study on a topic of professional interest to you, or a more academic in-depth research project.

Career relevance

Those with both professional interests and responsibilities in managing complex situations will find this masters qualification useful to them in their work. It will also provide the opportunity for those wanting to progress to demonstrate their potential to develop new skills. 

The flexibility of the choice of module allows you to tailor the content to your needs and can be applicable in a wide range of sectors; including health, education, environment, international development, community engagement, manufacturing, IT and science. 

The study of systems thinking and practice provides knowledge and understanding that is equally applicable in the public and private sectors. If you are self-employed you may also find the knowledge developed by studying this combination of modules provides the opportunity to take a more objective and innovative view of the systems they have already created and how to change these for the future.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Capacities for managing development 
  • Conflict and development 
  • Continuing professional development in practice
  • Data management 
  • Development: context and practice 
  • Digital forensics 
  • Entrepreneurship: experience and perspective 
  • Information security 
  • Institutional development: conflicts, values and meanings
  • Leadership and management in intercultural contexts
  • MBA stage: management: perspectives and practice

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To start Stage 1 of this degree, you should normally hold a UK bachelors degree, or equivalent. 
  • It may be possible to demonstrate your ability to study at postgraduate level by successfully completing a module and linking your studies to the programme at a later date.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3835 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11505 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3835 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11505 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

£11,505–£14,980

Funding

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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