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Brunel University London

Global Challenges (Social Cohesion)

UCAS Code: GL04

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (with Honours) - BASc (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:45,P:0

in a relevant subject

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

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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in a relevant subject

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

112-136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

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.

Modules

Year 1
Addressing Global Challenges
Introduction to Global Challenges
Introduction to Social Cohesion
Understanding Social Cohesion; Concepts & Structures: Handbook
Understanding Social Cohesion; Systems of Society: Analysis and Exploration
Understanding Social Cohesion; Approaches to Media: Interpretation and Dissemination

Year 2
Addressing Global Challenges
Addressing Contemporary Global Challenges
Analysing Movements and Technologies; Migrations Portfolio
Analysing Movements and Technologies;Dialogue and Dissent: Reflections and Responses- Policy Briefing
Analysing Movements and Technologies; Reflexive journal
Analysing Movements and Technologies;Digital Innovation

Year 3
Arts and Sciences Dissertation in Global Challenges
Challenges & Communities
Global Challenges in Practice
Investigating Challenges & Communities ; Book proposal
Investigating Challenges & Communities ; Evidence Based Policy Document

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Social and Political Sciences

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