Apply Now to Enhance Your Career with a Master’s Degree in System Dynamics
Tuition-free (for EU/EEA/EFTA individuals) and available either online or in-person, the System Dynamics Master’s Program offered by the University of Bergen System Dynamics Group is a two-year interdisciplinary course that leads to an M.Phil in System Dynamics. It focuses on systems thinking, simulation modeling, and its applications in various fields such as social-ecological-technological systems, business, economics, sustainability, public health, psychology, and sociology. The course covers the foundations of dynamic social systems, model-based analysis, and independent modeling.
Graduates are in demand for careers in consulting, research, and organizations that require problem-solving skills. The application deadline for EU/EEA/EFTA students is March 1st and for Nordic citizens is April 15th, 2023, see requirements and guidelines on the program’s website.
Students go on to work in academia and research organizations, international organizations and agencies, NGOs, and consulting companies
This is a full-time study that will require dedication and focus, but it also offers a vibrant student community with informal gatherings and new friends.
Key Learning Outcomes
Understand inherent challenges in the dynamics of social systems; System Dynamics applications to problems in public and private sectors
Your final semester is spent writing your master’s thesis. An independent scientific work that you write with the guidance and support of a supervisor.
Fundamentals of Dynamic Social Systems
Model-based Analysis and Policy Design
System Dynamics Modelling Process
Policy Design and Implementation
Model-based Socioeconomic Planning
Model-Based Interactive Learning Environments
Writing course and project description
Natural Resource Management
In your final semester, you’ll write your master’s thesis.
You are assigned a supervisor to guide you through the writing process.
What attendees say about the master’s program
System dynamics has served me as a solid starting point to approach topics in a transdisciplinary way.
Data Systems Analyst, Millennium Institute
Out of over 1300 candidates who applied for the position at WHO, I believe my system dynamics training was an influential factor in my success.
It was amazing to come to this experience and be around so many people that I would never met before in my life.
One of my sources of inspiration for entering this field is a quote from Donella Meadows: “The world is a complex, interconnected, finite, ecological – social – psychological – economic system. We treat it as if it were not, as if it were divisible, separable, simple, and infinite. Our persistent, intractable global problems arise directly from this mismatch.”
Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Water Research