This programme offers an opportunity for students to engage critically with a number of key 21st century issues, such as the need for a resilient Global Citizenship, Empowerment and Leadership, Contested Histories, and Critical Approaches to Culture. In addition, the programme assists students in developing the necessary skills to make a difference within their communities, such as intercultural literacy and leadership skills.
The modules adopt a largely critical humanities approach to matters of relevance to global citizenship in the contemporary world, exploring and adopting a number of critical frames in order to interrogate subjects like the legacy of violence, colonisation, environmental degradation, and social displacement. Individual modules and project elements root this approach within areas of particular interest to students.
This critical and humanities orientation of the programme provides a unique aspect to the University’s offer in this area, and further develops strong research and teaching at this level in the Institute of Education and Humanities. This degree actively seeks to engage with diverse communities/individuals to develop a platform for interdisciplinary work which we believe to be vital for a sustainable and harmonious world for today and future generations.
This programme will attract students from diverse backgrounds, interests and range of undergraduate degrees, with a particular focus on enabling students to undertake postgraduate study with UWTSD. This degree responds to graduates and mature students from an international audience who are seeking to develop an in depth understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of Global Citizenship and related matters, and are seeking to understand how different aspects of their lived experience are connected and interconnected.
This programme draws on the University's commitments to realising the Wales Well-Being of Future Generations Act (2015), to the embedding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as well as alignment with UNESCO’s Operational Strategy for Youth (2021-27) and Medium Terms Strategy (2022-29) in programme delivery and content.
In delivering on these commitments, the programme draws strongly upon the interdisciplinary context of the current Institute of Education and Humanities offering, aligning itself with developments in the Federation of Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue, the UNESCO Bridges Sustainability Science Coalition, the Canolfan Tir Glas and the Wales Centre for Resilience and Harmony, and the newly developed Global Humanity for Peace Institute. In addition to these new centres of excellence, the programme draws on existing research strength in the Humanities, including areas in sustainability, leadership, global peace, and intercultural and interfaith dialogue.