Global Citizenship Online Course


All DMU students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The maximum number of places is 10. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


This online programme, ‘Global Citizenship and Sustainable Futures: Learning for Change‘ explores what it means to be a global citizen through learning and reflecting on a range of key global issues.

Learning will be in collaboration with students from other universities that are part of the INU network, giving you the opportunity to interact with peers from across the world. The course will be fully delivered online through a mixture of pre-recorded content, live virtual sessions, and student group work/presentation.

The sessions and content will also be designed and delivered by lecturers from different INU universities across the world, providing you with the opportunity to explore different perspectives and enhance your learning experience.

What will you gain from the programme?

The learning objectives for students undertaking the program are:

Analyse and interpret information about own and other cultures and demonstrate a clear understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of one culture concerning its history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices.

Foster civic-mindedness and a sense of societal responsibility, promoting actions and activities that are motivated by or that show concern for the public good and the humanity as a whole and behaviour that is in the best interests of the environment and society.

Develop an understanding of and commitment to democratic principles and those of human dignity and respect, while recognising the diversity of experiences and global inequalities with regards to access to these rights and begin to suggest actions to improve this.

Programme Structure

As part of the program, students will complete 3 core sessions and choose 3 optional sessions, as follows:

Core Sessions

  1. A critical introduction to United Nation’s SDGs
  2. How do we engage across cultures?
  3. Reflective session

Choice of electives (students will select 3 out of 6 possible options)

  1. Borders, modern slavery and human mobility
  2. Peace education and reconciliation
  3. Climate change and social inequalities
  4. Food security
  5. Gender inequality and violence against women
  6. Inclusive and sustainable economic growth and consumerism

Participants will select their electives at the point of registration. The maximum number of students for each elective is 30 students and the minimum number is 10 students for an elective to be able to run effectively.

Students are expected to complete the program within 12 months.
Click the link below for full details of session dates and times.

INU will issue a certificate to students who have successfully completed the program.   In order to successfully complete the program, students are expected to attend and actively participate in the required sessions in order to receive the certificate of completion from INU.  Individual INU member universities may choose to recognise the program also and provide recognition for participation.  Please ask your International Office for details.

Students must have fully engaged and actively participated in the program in order to receive the certificate from INU. Attendance will be monitored.

What opportunities are there after the programme?

Participants of this programme are invited to apply and given priority for INU’s International Student Seminar for Global Citizenship & Peace 2024 in Hiroshima, Japan. Two DMU students will receive a special £1000 DMU Global bursary and fully funded accommodation and programme fee, to travel to Hiroshima in August 2024, to participate in the Seminar.

How to apply

You can apply for this opportunity using the apply now button below. The application deadline for the Global Citizenship and Sustainable Futures: Learning for Change course is Monday 5 February 2023 at 9am.

You will receive the outcome of your application by email within 2 days of the opportunity deadline closing. If you are offered a place, you will need to complete the INU registration link.