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Are you a member of a voluntary organisation, school or community group, and are working hard to make a difference within society?


Study Active Citizenship at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

This module is aimed at those who are actively involved in their local community, for example, in a community group, school or other voluntary organisation. Students are given the opportunity to reflect on their experiences of active citizenship and contribution to the wider society through the production of a poster and a publication.

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About this course

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This course is available to community, school or other voluntary organisations who have a group of at least 20 participants who wish to take the course. It can also be delivered at a location convenient to the group.

Are you actively involved in your local community, for example, in a school, community group, charity, church or other organisation? Are you regularly giving your time to help others in your community? Are you trying to make a difference within your community?

Course participants will be given the opportunity to reflect on their experiences as an active citizen. They will consider the benefits of active citizenship and contribution to the wider society as well as the skills acquired in this role. Participants will also manage and develop a small project in their community, taking into account the importance of planning and resources, the target audience, the role of ICT and ethical and professional considerations. In relation to their project, participants will also create a poster to be displayed in their community and produce a short item (e.g. article, press release) suitable for publication. The course helps to develop communication, reflective writing, team-working, project management and presentation skills.

This undergraduate short course sits within the Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), which lets you study a variety of accredited modules (from 5 to 20 credits), regardless of your previous qualifications or experience.

CPPD modules are totally flexible study as many or as few as you want, with no time limit. Once you've accumulated 60 credits, you will be awarded an Undergraduate Certificate in Personal and Professional Development from the University.

Of course, the modules can also be studied as standalone courses.

Linked programmes

CPPD Personal and Professional Development,


Course is delivered in a blended mode, with two face-to-face sessions (either on a University Campus, or in the Community) and the remainder completed online.

Entry requirements

This course is open for direct application. There are no prior qualifications required, but we would suggest that applicants can provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE English Language grades A-C or equivalent)

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent

Start dates

  • 1 June 2016
  • 1 September 2016
  • 1 December 2016
How to apply


Please contact the Centre for Flexible and Continuning Education to complete the Application Process

How to apply

Start dates

  • 1 June 2016
  • 1 September 2016
  • 1 December 2016

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:

Fees information

Module is priced for applicants from Northern Ireland and EU. If you are a GB or International applicant, please contact us for pricing -

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at


Please contact for enquiries or to apply for this course.

You can also phone us on (+44) 2890 366680.