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Brunel University London

Global Challenges (Planetary Health)

UCAS Code: GL02

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.

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,H4

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 any 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 any subject

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

112-136

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Combined studies

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.

Modules

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

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

Year 3
Arts and Sciences Dissertation in Global Challenges
Evidence Based Policy Document: Healing the Planet in Practice
Global Challenges in Practice
Healing the Planet
Intervention Proposal: Healing the Planet in Practice

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,860
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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