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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Global Challenges (Social Cohesion)

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Course summary

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What makes some nations rich and others poor? Are there some places on earth you just wouldn’t want to live? Is it just economics and leadership or are deeper factors at work? If you’d like to explore the answers to these questions, this course is for you. Within the core spine of your Global Challenges degree, you will take an in-depth look at issues such as climate change, sustainable development, migration, terrorism, inequality and poverty and how they affect the world we live in. Alongside this, with the Social Cohesion pathway you will delve into the pressing need to address social wellbeing. Looking at the multiple challenges of economic hardship, unemployment, terrorism, and mass human migration, you will address the causes and consequences of social inequalities, and the ways in which they can be tackled. In your first year you will explore global issues like capitalism, poverty, social injustice and social infrastructures as you start you to think critically about the influence of power in social inequality. In your second year you will focus on social cohesion and social wellness and how it relates to the challenges associated with the migration of displaced peoples and the role cyberculture and cybersecurity. In your final year, you will study social conflict as you explore war, violence and human rights violations. Throughout your course you will build your ability to work in teams as you build skills in project management, debates, presenting and team pitches. A third year Enterprise Project will help to bring all these skills together as you work on a group project with a real organisation. You have the option to apply for an internship at the end of your first year and can take a one-year placement between years two and three, giving you valuable work experience and a step ahead for your career when you graduate. At the end of the course, your knowledge of social issues and your problem solving capabilities will allow you to follow a career with a focus on making change for good.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Addressing Global Challenges Introduction to Global Challenges Introduction to Social Cohesion Understanding Social Cohesion: Concepts & Structures, Systems of Society, Approaches to Media Year 2 Addressing Global Challenges Addressing Contemporary Global Challenges Movements and Technologies Analysing Movements and Technologies: Migrations Portfolio, Dialogue and Dissent, Reflexive journal, Digital Innovation Year 3 Arts and Sciences Dissertation in Global Challenges Challenges & Communities Global Challenges in Practice Investigating Challenges & Communities: Book proposal, Evidence Based Policy Document


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeGL04
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in any subject
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject with A-level grade B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A-levels grade BC
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points including SL5 or HL4 in English and Mathematics
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English and Mathematics.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM in any subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject with A-level grade B
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A-levels grade BC

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £15860* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Global Challenges (Social Cohesion) at Brunel University London - UCAS