Global Challenges (Global Innovation)

Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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If you’re keen to develop the knowledge and skills to make the world a better place, this newly established degree could help you to make a real difference as it has been developed for innovators – those who are passionate about introducing change for good. On the Global Innovations pathway, you’ll acquire knowledge about the causes and effects of real-world problems and will learn key skills to develop innovative and sustainable products and solutions that could change lives. 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, aging inequality and poverty and how they affect the world we live in, which will be backed up by the focus on generating possible solutions through the Global Innovation pathway. Well-designed innovations are needed to improve the world we live in, but real-world issues cannot be solved by technology alone. Your degree will cover a combination of sciences, social sciences and the humanities as different disciplines are woven together to give you a comprehensive understanding of how change happens and what factors determine success. Hands-on learning is a strong focus of this degree, allowing you to develop skills which you can take to your future career. A large part of the course will be learning how to put your ideas through a process of investigations to test their viability in relation to the challenge you want to address. You will also look at the concepts, theories and history behind innovation. You will learn how to take a product through important development phases by learning the basics in design, solid body mechanics and electronic systems which will allow you to bring your product ideas to life and will give you a portfolio of practical work to add to your CV. A third year Enterprise Project will help to bring skills in project management, working to a brief and presenting together as you work on a group project with an external company to help solve a specific challenge. 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

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Addressing Global Challenges Fundamental Scientific and Engineering Principles and Methodology Introduction to Global Innovation Introduction to Global Challenges Transdisciplinary Global Innovation in Society Global Innovation Investigation Year 2 Addressing Global Challenges Addressing Contemporary Global Challenges Global Innovation Integration Transdisciplinary Knowledge Integration and Negotiation Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Global Innovation in Organisations Year 3 Arts and Sciences Dissertation in Global Challenges Global Challenges in Practice Global Innovation Management Global Innovation Practice Transdisciplinary Global Innovation in Multiple Representations


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeGL01
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 (Global Innovation) at Brunel University London - UCAS