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Postgraduate Diploma Management and Organisational Dynamics

Postgraduate Diploma Management and Organisational Dynamics

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Management (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The contemporary organisation is characterised by complexity and change. Our unique Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Organisational Dynamics, offered jointly by the Essex Business School and the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, aims to equip you with powerful tools to support your development as a future leader, manager, organisational consultant, researcher or executive coach. Drawing upon both critical management theory and the developing field of systems-psychodynamics, this innovative course will be of particular interest to anyone who wishes to understand the complex processes that impact on change in organisations.

Our graduates go on to a number of different destinations, including further study and training in psychoanalysis, Jungian analysis, or psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Many of our students are already professionals, clinical and non-clinical, so return to their existing fields, either in jobs or further training, and use study with us to deepen their understanding of their work.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date



This module introduces you to a range of the key topics and issues in management and organisational behaviour, illustrating both traditional and critical approaches to understanding them. It seeks to develop critical and analytical skills in both thinking and writing, and provides an analytical framework to assist you to question and reflect on management and organisational processes. We will evaluate various approaches to understanding organisational phenomena and the complexities of the organisational and social world, and introduce alternative perspectives on various dynamics found in and around organisations, such as structure, culture, power and motivation. The module gives specific emphasis to an understanding of what management and organisational behaviour is about, what it is for and what it seeks to do. Consequently, the module challenges many of the taken for granted assumptions of the conventional undergraduate management text book in such a way as to provide opportunities to both theorise management and to explore the realities of organisational experiences.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good 2:2 degree.