Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM882DA: Stakeholders and Complex Systems

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 3 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Oliver James (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


People and social interactions are critical to soft systems complexity and the interdisciplinary activities that public servants and service workers undertake. Understanding how, where, and when to engage with decision makers, policy makers and senior actors in the public, private and voluntary sectors is a critical skill of modern and complex public service. This includes understanding to how to communicate, engage and advocate across a broad range of different actors with stakes in complex systems and networks. Building on the learning about interdisciplinary working, systems approaches, and interventions, apprentices will come to understand how to effectively engage and work with and across different stakeholder interests. This fifthmodule endows apprentices with the skills and behaviours to understand, intervene and maximise ethical and effective stakeholder engagements.


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