Open University

Open University

Systems Thinking in Practice (E28)

This course develops students' abilities to tackle complex messy situations; it provides them with the tools to: challenge their approaches to complex problems; consider the roles other people play; assess how all the different components within that situation are related; it provides them with the skills to think more holistically and to work more collaboratively to avoid systemic failures; the discipline of systems thinking in practice provides them with the tools and skills to take a more holistic view of situations and to work collaboratively to tackle problems and move towards effective solutions.

Entry requirements

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Distance learning - 2 years

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