Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Organisation Development

This course enables students to explore the role of organisation development in enhancing the effectiveness of organisational performance. The course provides opportunity for those involved in the practice of organisation development to gain professional recognition for their role and contribution to organisation performance. The course draws on knowledge from: Disciplines of organisation cultures, values and behaviours; organisation change and improvement science; leadership and management; systems thinking. The focus is on providing students with opportunities to apply knowledge and skills into their own workplace practice. Students may also make a claim for credit for prior learning to exempt them from some modules by undertaking the module Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning (RAPL). Progression routes to Postgraduate Diploma and Master's Degree are available via the Professional Practice route.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be in roles involved with the practice of organisation development with usually at least 3 years' work experience. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language (IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: Personal learning and development; understanding leadership and management; the role of doctors in the health service improvement. Plus optional modules and projects.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are based on: Coursework, including learning contracts, project proposals, reports, reflective commentary, and oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 6 months

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