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Leadership for Global Challenges with a Year in Industry, BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

128

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Subjects

Politics

Leadership

Develop the skills, knowledge and intellectual tools to be able to initiate change and make a difference in the world around you with the BSc Leadership for Global Challenges at Swansea University.

On this degree, you will examine societal problems and challenges that transcend state borders, acquiring the skills necessary to develop and champion innovative and sustainable solutions that have the potential to improve people’s lives.

The programme is designed to develop the next generation of leaders, and is structured around a global challenges theme that explores vital issues such as climate change, sustainable development, migration, terrorism, inequality and poverty, and how they affect the world in which we live.

The degree will provide you with knowledge in a combination of disciplines; politics, philosophy, development studies, public policy, law, management and media, which are woven together to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of key global issues, of decision-making processes and the methods to investigate and advocate potential solutions for change.

The programme is offered within the School of Social Sciences but has been specifically designed to take advantage of the portfolio of modules and expertise offered across the entire Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, with teaching being delivered on both Singleton Park and Bay Campuses. It is therefore unique in offering students a truly inter-disciplinary and integrated approach to the challenges faced by modern day society in a leadership context.

In parallel with your academic development, the degree will also develop your personal and professional skills. With a focus on honing your leadership and entrepreneurial skills, you will be empowered to make a difference in your chosen career.

Modules

Teaching will be delivered across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, on both Singleton Park and Bay Campuses.

The modules on this programme will be delivered using a wide range of traditional and innovative teaching and learning strategies, and methods that will vary across modules and cover:

formal taught sessions, practice-oriented modules, self-learning activities using Canvas (e.g quizzes, data collection exercises with real-world databases) and supervised sessions.

Year 1 modules are likely to include:

• Enterprise and Creativity: Entrepreneurship in Practice
• Environments of Social Policy
• Introduction to Global Politics and Challenges
• Living Well and Doing Good: Introduction to Ethics
• Public Relations: Strategic Communications

Year 2 modules are likely to include:
• Global Summit Simulation
• International Security
• Race and Ethnicity: American Perspectives
• Social Media Cultures
• State and Political Institutions

Year 3 modules are likely to include:
• Game Theory
• Human Rights and Social Justice
• Leadership
• Sustainability and Environmental Management
• Understanding and Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism

Assessment methods

The programme will be assessed using a diverse range of assessment methods, designed to develop you to succeed in your future career.

Assessments include methods such as presentation of scenarios and plans, vlogs, research proposals, group work, briefing papers, campaign plans etc. as these reflect the skills and knowledge base that graduates require in related career paths.

The Uni


Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

Political and Cultural Studies

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
high
Politics
80%
med
Leadership

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Politics

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
72%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Management studies

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
64%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Politics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
34%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Other administrative occupations
8%
Childcare and related personal services

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Business, research and administrative professionals
25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Politics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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