Brunel University London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
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
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|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
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
|TOEFL (iBT)||92||with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17|
|PTE Academic||58||with a minimum of 51 in all subscores|
Brunel University London - English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.