Intercultural Competence Course

Don’t miss out on our FREE intercultural skills course, open to all students!

It is designed to help you:

– enhance your cultural awareness
– boost your employability
– become a global citizen
– meet new friends & build network

Students on the course will also have the chance to go on a European trip for just £100. Join the expression of interest list to be the first to know when applications are open.


All DMU students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The maximum number of places is 30, and the minimum number of students required is 10 for the course to go ahead. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


DMU Global’s Intercultural Competence Course provides you with the chance to develop knowledge, skills and values to help you become an engaged and responsive global citizen, who is ready to participate in an international workforce. This course aims to increase your intercultural competence by providing the necessary knowledge and skills that bring the understanding of the mechanisms of intercultural relations into focus.

What will you gain from the course?

By taking part in this course, you will be able to:

Examine issues of local, global and cultural significance – effectively combining knowledge about the world and critical reasoning to form your own opinion about global issues.

Understand and appreciate perspectives and world views of others – consider global problems and other people’s perspectives and behaviours from multiple viewpoints.

Engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions across cultures – understand cultural norms, interaction styles and formality of intercultural contexts, and flexibly adapt your behaviour and communication.

Take action for collective wellbeing and sustainable development – be an active and responsible member of society, who can to respond local or global issues.

Hear what former participants have to say…

Course Structure

This FREE course consists of 8 on campus/online workshops and sessions (TBC) that will provisionally take place between November 2024 and March 2025, covering topics, such as: Intercultural Awareness, Communication, and Global Migration. Sessions will be delivered by a range of international speakers, in the past some of these included:

Find out more about the course including workshop and session details in the Student Handbook (TBC).

You will also have the option to apply for a European trip (only £100) that is exclusively for course participants. This page will be updated with further details about the trip in due course!

At the end of the course you will be required to deliver a brief individual reflection on a topic that the course has helped you think about. You are expected to actively participate in all sessions, complete pre-reading and any coursework. A minimum of 80% course attendance will be required to attend the trip to Berlin and to receive the digital badge which formally recognises your course completion.

How to express interest

You can express your interest now using the below link. We will send you information and updates about this opportunity when it launches for student applications in September 2024