New! Global Challenges undergraduate degree

New! Global Challenges undergraduate degree

DCU's new BSc in Global Challenges is for people who want to challenge themselves to take on the world’s problems.

 From issues like a worldwide pandemic to global inequality, climate change or technological transformation, there is an increasing need for graduates with future-focused skills to benefit society in the face of vast global challenges. As the old adage goes, the only constant in life is change.

Social Science and Technology Studies

Our new BSc in Global Challenges will equip graduates to develop socially effective technological solutions to real problems. This is a unique programme that integrates social science and technology studies and students will benefit from expertise coming from both the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering and Computing. 

CAO Deadline, 1st February

The Christmas break is an important time for students and families to discuss CAO choices and Iain McMenamin, Head of DCU’s School of Law and Government urged Leaving Cert students to take a look at this innovative programme in good time for the CAO closing date for applications on 1st February 2021.

Professor McMenamin said:

Technological advances bring about huge changes to the way we live and these changes bring both opportunities and challenges for societies in Ireland and around the world. The DCU BSc in Global Challenges is for people who want to challenge themselves to take on the world’s problems. Through this new programme students will explore the societal and economic impacts of new and emerging technologies, and their effect on the future of work, environmental impacts and community interaction.” 

Solve Real-world Problems

Through challenge-based learning, students on this programme can expect to engage in real world problems such as fake news, global health, climate change and gender stereotypes. Solutions to these real life problems will be explored with students through simulations, hackathons and interdisciplinary team-work. 

Learn more about the BSc in Global Challenges here.

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