Brunel University London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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
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
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- Placement
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
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 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||DDM||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|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||65% in Brunel English Language Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
Brunel University London - English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£15,400 *||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.