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Organisational Change and Development MSc

Organisational Change and Development MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Management Of Change & Innovation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

MSc Organisational Change and Development aims to develop graduates who are capable of contributing to organisational change, and development initiatives/activities, in developing and transitional economies. It will equip you with the skills to contribute positively to organisationally-based initiatives through effective diagnosis, planning, management and implementation of organisational change and development interventions. Drivers including economic crisis, structural adjustment, competition, and technical innovation require organisations in developing and transitional economies to change and develop on an ongoing basis. This course satisfies the growing need for staff that can make a difference in this area. You will learn from highly experienced lecturing staff that have extensive international experience, and benefit from in-depth overseas fieldwork that involves private, public and not-for-profit organisations.

The aim of this course is to develop you into a more effective agent of organisational change and development, by providing you with new analytical capacities, skills and knowledge. By the end of the course, you should be able to: understand the academic and theoretical basis of organisational change and development; develop realistic HR strategies that contribute to effective organisational change and development interventions; contribute positively to organisationally-based initiatives through the effective diagnosis, planning, management and implementation of organisational change and development interventions; engage in specific specialist processes of organisational change and development; synthesise new and existing knowledge by undertaking academic or specialist organisational change and development research. Participants are drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including managers, administrators, consultants and professional practitioners. They are also drawn from a variety of organisations undergoing change.

Different course options

Full time | The University of Manchester | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

The module is delivered over two semesters. A key element of the module is that it offers students an opportunity to develop literature-related research skills at an early stage of their studies. The module is also designed to help and encourage students to produce a robust dissertation proposal. Finally, as indicated in the aims of the module, fieldwork is an integral component of the teaching and learning strategy associated with this module. This fieldwork offers a significant opportunity to: explore contexts of practice; engage with practitioners in change and development situations; gather, organise, analyse and present data within given timeframes; and develop relevant research oriented knowledge and skills in order to explore further, behaviour, systems and projects in organisational contexts.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a good bachelor's degree (minimum Upper Second (2:1) or international equivalent).