Taught course

Organisation Development

Lancaster University · Centre for Training and Development

Entry requirements

A first degree or equivalent professional qualification.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

Applicants should be in roles involved with the practice of Organisation Development with usually at least three years' work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Organisation Development programme enables you to explore the role of Organisation Development in enhancing the effectiveness of organisational performance.

The course provides an opportunity for those involved in the practice of Organisation Development to gain professional recognition for their role and contribution to organisational performance.

The course draws on knowledge from:

  • Disciplines of organisation cultures, values and behaviours
  • Organisation change and improvement science
  • Leadership and management
  • Systems thinking
  • The focus is on providing you with opportunities to apply knowledge and skills into your own workplace practice.

Progression routes to Postgraduate Diploma and Master's Degree are available via the Professional Practice route.

You will study the core modules shown below plus a range of optional modules.

Course duration

This programme will take 1-3 academic years to complete

Start dates

We are recruiting now for start dates throughout the year. For more information or to apply please make an enquiry to the CETAD team.

Information for international students

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

Fees and funding

Learn more at our fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

CETAD Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1524 593318