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PGDip Action Learning project

Programme Details

This is the exciting part! Now you see what you have learnt, you put it into practice; you make it your own. You were prepared for this during the previous four courses. You learnt critical thinking, problem solving, collection and analysis of data and effective written communication. You gained the resources needed to become an innovative leader - both locally and internationally. Here you are encouraged to think in new ways and are challenged to come to terms with being part of the global economy and with managing under conditions of change and uncertainty.  

The intensive research process provides students with the data collection, the analytical skills and the capacity of integrative thinking that have to be effectively translated into a professional (academic) written document. Another key feature of the curriculum is its practical emphasis, as it is designed to challenge students to apply the knowledge and skills gained on the programme to situations in companies and organisations through site visits and a company-based project. The attention paid to each individual is one of the key factors that differentiates the PGDip from similar qualifications.

Students will:

  • Demonstrate understanding and will be able to manipulate quantitative and qualitative information
  • Understand and evaluate written texts of descriptive, prescriptive and argumentative character
  • Produce written texts to accepted international standards
  • Be able to communicate verbally or in writing with professional audiences
  • Challenge orthodoxies and redefine existing knowledge, while demonstrating awareness of the nature of knowledge in the field
  • Have private as well as group discussions and peer learning
  • Enjoy time for reflection individually or in groups
  • Have the benefit of individual tutorial support