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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 3.74k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 8.66k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    The programme has been designed within the context of increasing pressures on organisation to adapt to continuously changing environments. To deal with these demands of adaptability, organisations require individuals who understand change mechanisms and are able to draw out the potential of internal and external stakeholders to drive change forward. This programme offers the opportunity to reflect on and develop an understanding of different approaches to managing organisational change.

    The programme integrates wide ranging and leading edge approaches to understanding and managing change processes at multiple levels within organisations including organisation development, appreciative inquiry, strategic planning and facilitation models. The role of facilitating effective cultural change through the people in an organisation forms the focus of this programme. The programme is designed to address your realities and the models, theories and concepts, which if understood and utilised appropriately, can enhance your ability to effectively manage change in organisations.

    Career destinations: As the programme is designed for in-company managers the process is usually one of career acceleration and extension into wider, more senior roles

    This is a part-time programme which can be taken over a period of three years. Each year can be taken as an independent academic qualification with Year 1 leading to a Postgraduate Certificate, Year 2 to a Postgraduate Diploma,
    and Year 3 (the dissertation), to an MSc.

    Each year consists of a number of core modules that will equip you with the necessary skills.

    Core Modules

    * Organisational Change
    * Introduction to OD
    * Organisational Assessment & Diagnosis
    * Appreciative Inquiry
    * Coaching and Facilitation

    Optional Modules

    * Risk Management
    * HRM


    Students who wish to complete the programme to Masters level will have the opportunity to engage in an extended project that can take the form of a traditional dissertation or a work-related project.


    A range of assessment methods are used throughout the programme, including essays, presentations, and exams.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    First or upper second class honours degree or equivalent from a UK university or equivalent overseas/professional qualification and 5 years of managerial experience. We actively encourage applications from individuals who may not hold a first degree. We will consider such applications on a case by case basis if the minimum of 5 years' managerial experience can be evidenced. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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