Curriculum and structure
The curriculum is designed in such a way that you will study at at least three out of four European universities in different countries. You will spend a semester in each of these universities together with other international students from all over the world. You will earn a degree from all the universities you attended (as part of a joint or multiple degree). Living and learning across different campuses and cultures will be an enriching experience that will help you to develop the intercultural and personal skills that are needed for starting an international career.
Sept. – Dec.
|Foundations of System Dynamics Model Building||Bergen|
Feb. – Jul.
|Sustainability Issues or Management, Planning and Control||Lisbon or Palermo|
Sept. – Jan.
|Organizational Consultation and Group Model Building||Radboud/Nijmegen|
Feb. – Aug.
|Thesis writing||One of the four universities|
All courses in the European Master’s in System Dynamics are taught in English. The courses that are offered during the programme, are:
Semester 1 (autumn), University of Bergen
GEO-SD302 Fundamentals of Dynamic Social Systems (10 ECTS)
GEO-SD303 Model-based Analysis and Policy Design (10 ECTS)
GEO-SD304 System Dynamics Modelling Process (10 ECTS)
Semester 2 (spring 2022 and 2024), University of Palermo
DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (10 ECTS)
DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE GOVERNANCE (12 ECTS)
DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT FOR PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS (8 ECTS)
Semester 2 (spring 2023 and 2025) NOVA University Lisbon
Sustainability Science (10 ECTS)
Integrative Modelling (10 ECTS)
Sustainability Strategies Lab (10 ECTS)
Semester 3 (autumn), Radboud University
Systems Thinking for Systemic Change (6 ECTS)
Modelling for Stakeholder Engagement I (6 ECTS)
Strategic Decision-making (6 ECTS)
Modelling for Stakeholder Engagement II (6 ECTS)
Research Methodology (6 ECTS)
Semester 4 is fully dedicated to writing your thesis in one of the universities.