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Global Challenges (Social Cohesion)

Brunel University London
3 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.

Social Cohesion: With the multiple challenges of economic hardship, terrorism, and human migration and displacement, there is a pressing need to address social wellbeing and to develop a shared sense of our responsibility as global citizens to increasing social justice, the democratic process, global and local sustainability and the alleviation of poverty.

This strand addresses the causes and consequences of social inequalities and the approaches by which they might be confronted. The scope of the strand is ambitious, tied to both contemporary concerns and historical patterns. The transdisciplinary nature of the BASc is uniquely placed to allow students to consider the most pressing issues of our age including, migration, social inclusion, and freedom of expression.

Social Cohesion is a introductory idea in the study of societies and what binds them together. It is not easily or singly defined but rather remains an evolving concept, responding to the range of economic and political environments. Indeed, in many cases it will be the impossibility of defining Social Cohesion, and it’s all too frequent absence, that will be an issue you will analyse.

Admission requirements

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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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