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Global Challenges (Planetary Health) with Professional Practice

Brunel University London
4 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

Global Challenges will explore the questions associated with how the citizens of tomorrow will face, analyse and manage the inevitable challenges related to ‘wicked problems’ of our time. These themes will form the central framework of the degree programme, taking an in-depth look at issues such as climate change, migration, terrorism, aging populations, food and water scarcity, poverty and countless others. As well as undertaking the core spine of degree, you will have the choice to follow one of four pathways that specialize in an area of Global Challenges. These complementary strands have been selected not only because they all represent pressing issues faced by the international community, but also because of Brunel’s existing and emerging expertise in these areas.

With the Professional Practice option, placements are available and a key part of the course. Allowing you to practically apply what is taught, throughout a number of different industries.

Planetary Health: This strand addresses the connectedness between environmental change and human health outcomes. The scope of the strand includes environmental, health and social sciences. The strand will give students the ability to examine ecological determinants of human health and to predict the likely health consequences of certain types of environmental change at both geographical and temporal scales, and within different socio-cultural and economic contexts. On completion of the strand, students will understand that the way that humanity manages Earth’s natural systems is a primary determinant of future global health.

About this institute

Brunel University London

Brunel University London is an international university dedicated to education and research, relevant to the global economy, industry and society. We attract academicsfrom around the world to teach our courses and lead our research programmes. From them, you’ll discover new ways of thinking and...

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