UCC CPD courses

Global Sustainable Development: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Course Fact File
Duration24th January to 18th April 2023
Teaching ModePart-Time
Fees€250.00 UCC Staff Fee Discount contact cpd@ucc.ie See Fees and Costs for full details.


Start DateSemester 2 - 24th January 2023



Based upon the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this module takes an interdisciplinary approach to global development from twelve disciplinary perspectives. 

By reflecting on global sustainable development through different lenses, students will learn to appreciate the complexity of sustainable development, and how it can impact fron the local to the global level. 

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to global sustainable development from different disciplinary perspectives, many of which are interlinked. 

By reflecting on global sustainable development through different lenses, students will appreciate the complexity involved in sustainable development, and how it can impact from the global to the local level. 

This course aims to develop critical thinking around

(1) Theories of Human and Global Sustainable Development;

(2) Education as a humanitarian response;

(3) Global public health and well-being; and contribute

(4) Interdisciplinary perspectives on human security, human rights, business, the economy and society, building a foundation for global citizenship, peace and a harmonious world free of poverty.  

Why Choose

An information session will be held on Tuesday 10th of January 2023 at 4pm. See below MS Teams link:




The module is open to UG/PG students (excluding 1st year undergraduates), all UCC staff and the general public. It is available for 5 credits or a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) certification. For members of the general public, the CPD option is available for €200. A fee waiver is available to unemployed or unwaged. For those taking it for 5 credits, a 2,000 word assessment is required. For those taking it for CPD, no assessment is required. This option is also available without charge to staff and students. A CPD Certificate will be issued to all those registered for CPD upon completion of the module. The option of taking the module for general interest (i.e. attendance only) is not available.

Fees and Costs

Registration Fee: €250 

Discount spaces available for UCC Staff and Registered Students, and those currently unemployed.  

How To Apply

Registration for 5 Credit is now open, please apply here:  https://forms.office.com/r/WMpFWQz53R  Accepting responses from:   1/25/2022 to 2/11/2022 at 5:00 PM

Registration for CPD purposes is currently open, please apply here via Open UCC

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