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.
Addressing Global Challenges
Introduction to Global Challenges
Introduction to Social Cohesion
Understanding Social Cohesion: Concepts & Structures, Systems of Society, Approaches to Media
Addressing Global Challenges
Addressing Contemporary Global Challenges
Movements and Technologies
Analysing Movements and Technologies: Migrations Portfolio, Dialogue and Dissent, Reflexive journal, Digital Innovation
Arts and Sciences Dissertation in Global Challenges
Challenges & Communities
Global Challenges in Practice
Investigating Challenges & Communities: Book proposal, Evidence Based Policy Document
Tuition & Fees
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees||Fee type|
|Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (with Honours) - BASc (Hon)||£9,250||European Fees|
|Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (with Honours) - BASc (Hon)||£9,250||Home Fees|
|Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (with Honours) - BASc (Hon)||£15,860||Overseas Fees|
- 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
- TOEFL (iBT): 92.0 -- with a minimum of:
- Reading - 18
- Listening - 17
- Speaking - 20
- Writing - 17
- PTE Academic: 58.0 -- with a minimum of 51 in all subscores