Open University

Open University

Systems Thinking in Practice (C72)

This course helps students to develop their understanding of the nature of complex problem situations and tools with which they can be tackled; it seeks to change the way in which they think about the situations they face by using insights from cognitive science and introducing established systems tools; students learn to think more holistically, understanding the roles other people play, taking account of the interconnectedness of all the components making up the problem situation and working more collaboratively; they examine key systems thinkers which enables them to relate their ideas to their own practice.

Entry requirements

Normally a UK Honours degree, or equivalent. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.0, with 5.5 in each individual component.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning - 1 years

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