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

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Are you curious about how to deal with ecological and environmental challenges that affect nations across the world? Our new Global Challenges undergraduate degrees have been designed with disrupters in mind – people who aren’t afraid to ask questions and to pull in knowledge from across disciplines to get to the root of the planetary problems we face.

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, the Planetary Health pathway will also introduce you to the impact human activity has on the earth systems and in turn affects our health.

You will explore questions about the environmental challenges current and future populations face as you learn to analyse and manage issues alongside the Brunel experts teaching this course.

Planetary health is a global concern. The impact of human activity must be addressed and managed so that we do not continue to damage our ecology and ultimately ourselves. As part of the Planetary Health Alliance, Brunel University London works alongside 70 dedicated universities, NGOs, government entities and research institutes who are committed to making advances in this area. This means that the knowledge you gain during your studies will come directly from the most up-to-date sources.

As part of your course you will look at the connections between changes in the environment and health outcomes. For example, how the environment has caused certain wildlife species to become extinct, or how the use of pesticides in the cultivation of fruits and vegetables may have physical or mental health risks.

You will also explore some of the technologies and political and economic strategies employed in healing the planet, such as the reduction of greenhouse gasses by avoiding the use of damaging household products, to saving energy around the home.

Throughout your course you will build your ability to work in teams as you pick up skills in project management, 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.

As a graduate of the new Global Challenges course you will be inquisitive and analytical with a large amount of knowledge that could change the world, as you’ll have learnt how to assess contrasting sets of data and different arguments to form your own ideas and opinions.

Course details

Modules

Year 1:
Addressing Global Challenges
Foundations of Planetary Health in Practice: Introduction to Planetary Health
Global Public Health and Social Justice
Introduction to Global Challenge
Natural Systems and Processes

Year 2
Addressing Global Challenges
Environmental Change
Ecosystem Transformations and Health Impacts

Year 3- Placement

Year 4
Arts and Sciences Dissertation in Global Challenges
Evidence Based Policy Document: Healing the Planet in Practice
Global Challenges in Practice
Intervention Proposal: 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 GLP2
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) 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

Test Grade Additional details
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

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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.

Additional fee information

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Brunel University London
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Uxbridge
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