Open University

Open University

Systems Thinking in Practice (F47)

This course provides students with the opportunity to carry out an investigation into an aspect of systems thinking that is of personal or professional interest to them; in carrying out this in-depth investigation they extend their knowledge of recent research in their chosen area and become competent in relevant research methods; the course also develops capability to plan, organise and carry out an extended independent study at Master's level and build skills in the written communication of research work.

Entry requirements

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning - 3 years

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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