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Systems Thinking in Practice

The Open University UK

Postgraduate Diploma Online
24 months
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3782 GBP/year
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About

This Systems Thinking in Practice course from The Open University UK develops your ability to approach and tackle complex, messy problem situations, providing practical tools that will help bring new perspectives and approaches to problem solving. It may well change how you think about a task and situation.

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Overview

In this Systems Thinking in Practice course from The Open University UK you will consider the roles other people play, reflect on your own and others’ practice and assess how the different components within a situation are related. You will develop the skills to think more holistically and to work more collaboratively with others, in order to move towards effective solutions and avoid systemic failures.

Key features of the course

  • Encourages fresh ways of thinking about and approaching complex tasks and situations
  • Develops the tools and skills needed to tackle problem situation holistically, effectively and ethically.
  • The opportunity to top up to our MSc in Systems Thinking in Practice in just one more year.

Career relevance

The knowledge, skills and understanding developed through this postgraduate diploma can be applied in many different situations. They are particularly relevant to managing and innovation in areas of practice that range from business and consultancy to health and social care, environment and development to engineering, technology and information systems. The flexibility in choice of modules allows managers and other professionals from a range of industries covering the private and public sectors to choose complementary modules that will enable them to tailor their learning. Relevance can be found in most organisations where an understanding of complex situations is required. 

This qualification can be useful for those who wish to demonstrate their capacity to manage more complex situations and problems or by those already working in systems and processes who may need to update their skills. 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 you have already created and how to change these for the future.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules:

  • Thinking strategically: systems tools for managing change
  • Managing systemic change: inquiry, action and interaction 
  • Capacities for managing development 
  • Conflict and development 
  • Continuing professional development in practice
  • Creating and sustaining value
  • Data management 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

To start this programme, 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

    3782 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7565 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3782 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7565 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • £7,565 – £11,040

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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