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Internationalising the curriculum

Developing a curriculum which prepares students to play a full and effective part in the global community is a priority for UCL, as part of its Education for Global Citizenship programme.

Internationalising the curriculum includes all aspects of the learning process and promotes activities that will help students develop international understanding and intercultural skills to respond to the intellectual, social and personal challenges they will face as graduates.

Whatever their discipline or level of study, students should gain an international perspective on their subject, its application and themselves as global citizens.

Internationalisation includes the course content (e.g. syllabus, teaching methods, assessment, reading lists and research), different world views on the subject, the global impact of the subject and ethical issues.

Each academic discipline will approach this differently,  but it could involve drawing on students' cultural beliefs and values, or using problem-based learning with culturally diverse groups to develop key skills.

  • About internationalising the curriculum: read more about¬†"the process of transforming our curricula to empower and equip students to make a difference as active global citizens"
  • Case studies: explore examples of individuals and departments around UCL who are working to internationalise their curricula
  • Guidance: practical advice on how to put a global twist on your teaching, with a framework for development and opportunities for collaborative activities


To find out more about internationalising the curriculum at UCL, contact a CALT schools-facing teaching fellow.

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