Brunel University London

Global Challenges (Planetary Health) Brunel University London Degree level: Undergraduate

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Global Challenges will explore the questions associated with how the citizens of tomorrow will face, analyse and manage the inevitable challenges related to ‘wicked problems’ of our time. These themes will form the central framework of the degree programme, taking an in-depth look at issues such as climate change, migration, terrorism, aging populations, food and water scarcity, poverty and countless others. As well as undertaking the core spine of degree, you will have the choice to follow one of four pathways that specialize in an area of Global Challenges. These complementary strands have been selected not only because they all represent pressing issues faced by the international community, but also because of Brunel’s existing and emerging expertise in these areas.

Planetary Health: This strand addresses the connectedness between environmental change and human health outcomes. The scope of the strand includes environmental, health and social sciences. The strand will give students the ability to examine ecological determinants of human health and to predict the likely health consequences of certain types of environmental change at both geographical and temporal scales, and within different socio-cultural and economic contexts. On completion of the strand, students will understand that the way that humanity manages Earth’s natural systems is a primary determinant of future global health.

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Modules

All students on the BASc Global Challenges will engage with the content of the Core Spine through a study block that has been specifically designed for this purpose. If you choose the Planetary Health strand, you will also specialize in a number of tailored scientific and non-scientific modules.

Typical modules include Year 1: Introduction to Global Challenges, Addressing Global Challenges,Foundations of Planetary Health in Practice: Introduction to Planetary Health, Foundations of Planetary Health: Global Public Health and Social Justice. Year 2: Addressing Contemporary Global Challenges, Environmental Change, Ecosystem Transformations and Health Impacts. Year 3:Arts and Sciences Dissertation in Global Challenges, Global Challenges in Practice, Intervention Proposal: Healing the Planet in Practice, Evidence Based Policy Document: Healing the Planet in Practice.


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 code GL02
Institution code B84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in a relevant subject
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits
M: 45 credits
P: 0 credits
in a relevant subject
Scottish Higher Not accepted
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.
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, H3
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
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD in a relevant subject
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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £14,800 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * 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.

Provider information

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Brunel University London
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Uxbridge
UB8 3PH


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