Master of Systems Change
Social awareness is becoming more integrated in all manners of government and business. We need effective change-makers who have the know-how and the professional skills to better our systems and social outcomes.
UC's Master of Systems Change (MSCH) gives you a recognised postgraduate degree in creating social change, including UC's support network of innovators, applied learning through practical projects, and a research thesis.
- Unique degree in Aotearoa New Zealand and in international markets
- Ideal for working professionals with a blend of on-campus and online courses
- Gain networking connections through UC's contacts in business, non-profits, and government
- Customise project and research work to your own career goals
You will need to hold a bachelor's degree (or an equivalent qualification), and have a B grade average or better in 60 points of 300-level courses.
Also required are three or more years of professional experience in roles relevant to systems or social change.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, use the admission requirements checker.
How to apply
A portfolio demonstrating at least three years of work experience is required, and will be followed by a selection interview. Contact Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies for more information.
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The MSCH is made up of 180 points of courses, which includes practical project work and completion of a research thesis.
Beginning in February, you can complete the degree within 18 months full-time, or within 3 years part-time.
Your study will help you understand what kind of change is required and how to go about it - by looking at the purpose, processes, environment, and stakeholders involved. As a result, you will learn what is realistically achievable, plus gain skills in planning, cross-communication, collaboration, impact analysis, and more.
Government, social, and business sectors are all in need of graduates that know how to tackle the grand challenges of our world and make a real difference.
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