To gain this qualification, you need 180 credits as follows:
60 credits of compulsory modules:
Thinking strategically: systems tools for managing change (TU811)
Managing systemic change: inquiry, action and interaction (TU812)
60 credits from List A:
Please see the module descriptions for any specific entry requirements before making your choice.
List A optional modules
Advanced routing - CCNP 1 (T824)
Capacities for managing development (T878)
Conflict and development (T879)
Continuing professional development in practice (U810)
Data management (M816)
Development: context and practice (T877)
Digital forensics (M812)
Earth science: a systems approach (S808)
Entrepreneurship: experience and perspective (BB846)
Information security (M811)
Institutional development: conflicts, values and meanings (TU872)
Leadership and management in intercultural contexts (BB848)
Leading healthcare improvements (K827)
MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice (B716)
MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice (fast-track)* (BXFT716)
Making environmental decisions (T891)
Management beyond the mainstream (BB847)
Managing for sustainability (T867)
Managing technological innovation (T848)
Manufacture materials design (T805)
Marketing in the 21st century (BB844)
Multi-layer switching - CCNP 3 (T826)
Network security (T828)
Optimising networks - CCNP 4 (T827)
Project management (M815)
Software development (M813)
Software engineering (M814)
Strategic capabilities for technological innovation (T849)
Strategic human resource management (BB845)
Sustainable creative management (BB842)
* This version is for accelerated study and requires you to devote 20-25 hours a week to your studies.
Or, subject to the rules about excluded combinations, the discontinued modules B820, B821, B822, B823, B825, B856, B857, BZX820, BZX821, BZX822, BZX823, BZX825, H807, T835, T837, T839, T840, T846, T850, T851, T852, T853, T860, T861, T862, T863, T882, T883, T889, T890, T894, TD866, TM893, TU870, TU871, TU875, TUXX870, TUXX871, TUXX872, TUXX875, TXX863
Completion of Stage 1 will entitle you to claim the Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Thinking in Practice (E28).
This MSc offers a choice of routes after you have completed Stage 1; a research route or a more business-oriented professional route.
60 credits from either the Research route or the Professional route:
Research project (T802)
The MSc professional project (T847)
Or, subject to the rules about excluded combinations, the discontinued module T842
Plus an additional 30 credits from List A in Stage 1 above
You should note that the University's unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 60 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you.
The modules quoted in this description are currently available for study. However, as we review the curriculum on a regular basis, the exact selection may change over time.