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Joint micro-credentials

Una Europa’s joint micro-credentials target postgraduate students and professionals. The micro-credentials scheme will consist of a special courses of about four MOOCs (online courses). Courses are designed to build a bridge between a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree or to provide an initiation to candidates switching fields of study. Candidates gain 16 ECTS on successful completion.

Our joint micro-credentials are unique for two reasons: Courses build on jointly delivered international MOOCs, and as a partial master course, they will be accredited by all Una partners.

We will pilot our micro-qualifications scheme in the field of Sustainability.

Content and relevance

As a broad and horizontal field of study, sustainability has touch points with many other disciplines and our micro-credentials can therefore be embedded in many Master degrees on offer across the Una Europa universities. Students enrolled in our micro-credentials will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a highly interdisciplinary context, to study problems from a systems perspective and to see interlinkages with other challenges. In particular, participants will study the theoretical concepts linked to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the measures driving the implementation of the UN 2030 agenda.

Future Perspective

On completion of the first pilot, the micro-credentials are expected to evolve beyond four joint MOOCs, giving students the opportunity to pick and choose the MOOCs best matching their own fields of interest and specialisation.

The micro-credentials scheme in Sustainability is one of the Joint Innovative Formats developed under the 1Europe project.

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