Our popular and innovative programme in Global Citizenship draws on UCL's
strong record of interdisciplinary research and teaching, as well as
additional experts and professional institutions. Our courses
have been designed to explore cutting edge issues such as global
climate change, mobile phones, surveillance systems, the internet and globalization.
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The Core Programme in Global Citizenship
are two activities at the core of the Global Citizenship Programme. UCL
expects its students to change the world, and here’s where they start.
In a unique action-based course,
will identify a problem in their local environment, recruit a
community of experts and actors to solve it, and experience first hand
the challenges of direct action for a better world. At the same time
students gain valuable transferable skills in group-work, problem solving and
Global Citizenship students will then also choose from a core set of courses designed specifically for this programme. These courses explore:
• questions such as, who should have a democratic voice in a complex world?
• the science, politics and human implications of global climate change, and global health
• innovation and technological development in its global and political contexts, via a study of surveillance systems, the internet and social media
• mass communication in the digital age, and its implications for democracy and community life
• the history of intercultural exchange and globalization
The wider programme
Students compile the rest of the programme from a list of recommended courses from across UCL. These courses cover:
Poverty and development
Politics of science and expertise
The world economy
History of Europe and the USA
War and peace
Sociology of technology
The information society
Students may also choose one course from any part of UCL’s provision for affiliate students, including courses in anthropology, the natural and physical sciences, management, archaeology, psychology, history of art, and classics.
All Global Citizenship students will have the opportunity to study a modern language at UCL’s Language centre. For details of the languages taught go to: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/language-centre/foreign-languages/
Living in London
final responsibility of our Global Citizenship students whilst here in
London is to explore the unparalleled resources of this great historic
and multicultural city, enhancing their academic learning as well as
their social life! We want our students to be able to relax and enjoy
the people, heritage, the theatres, the shops, the parks, the
galleries, the museums and the sport.
The Programme organizes several trips for its students over the year. Past trips have included the National Theatre, Greenwich Royal Observatory, The UK Parliament, and several of the London museums.
There will also be an opportunity, should students wish, to participate in an internship or volunteering placement in one of several London based organisations involved with citizenship related activity.
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