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Professional Doctorate in Change Management - PGCert

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Course Description

In a world where managing and leading change has become critical, the Change Management Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) will set you apart from colleagues with standard management qualifications.

Developing you as an accredited practitioner, this course will build your personal capacity to:

• understand the academic theory behind organisational change
• confidently take on a change leadership role
• integrate academic knowledge and practice skills to engage in authoritative change management
• make sense of the opportunities presented by cultural change.

This course is designed to fit around your personal and professional commitments. It is taught in three teaching blocks and you can choose to spread the course over a few years or complete it quickly in less than one year. Courses start in September, January and April.

Each three-day block is assessed by a work-based project which will contribute to your employer's business. This project will ensure that you are using best practice in your work.

All of the classroom teaching is workshop-based which promotes group discussion and the sharing of experience.

Course structure

This course is delivered in three teaching blocks. Each block is taught over three consecutive days and is assessed by a work-based project.

Projects will not only ensure you are putting your skills to use, but are also designed to benefit your employer.

You will choose three of four available modules.

Classroom teaching is workshop-based to promote group discussion and the sharing of experience.


On the Change Management course, you will study the three modules that interest you the most.


Managing the Human Aspects of Change
Political and Institutional Perspectives on Change Management
The Leadership of Change
Systems and Complexity Approaches to Change Management

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Careers and employability

On completion of this course you will have a sound understanding of change management, with knowledge and skills widely sought after by private, public and not-for-profit organisations.

Graduates of the course receive free membership to the Institute of Change Management.

Visit the Change Management - PGCert page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a good honours degree or equivalent is required. A degree in any subject will be considered. Work experience is useful but not essential. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in the written test and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

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