Tackle sustainable human development issues to find out how you can make an impact in the real world
Global Challenges puts your degree in a broader context, connecting disciplines and considering social, ethical and cultural dimensions.
Combating climate change, establishing gender equality, preserving biodiversity, access to education and eliminating poverty are just some of the environmental and social pressures that will shape the coming century. They will alter how we live, the risks we face, and the ways that we govern a more interdependent world. Tackling these challenges will require the best available minds to measure and predict impacts and to identify solutions.
Our award winning courses give you the opportunity to research and problem solve your choice of these challenges in multidisciplinary teams, using a range of new and diverse ways of working.
Please see the 2016-17 course options below and check the course descriptions for more information.
Global Challenges for first years
Global Challenges for second years
|Course code||Course title||ECTS||Duration||When|
|HGC21||Design for Sustainable Development||6||20 weeks||Autumn and spring terms|
|HGC22||Visualising Global Challenges||6||20 weeks||Autumn and spring terms|
|HGC25||Design for Economic Development||6||20 weeks||Autumn and spring terms|
|HGC26||Design for Local Sustainability||6||20 weeks||Autumn and spring terms|
Imperial Horizons courses listed in our literature and on the website are those that the Centre is currently offering in the academic year listed. Courses run subject to sufficient demand and resources. The College reserves the right to cap numbers and change or discontinue courses.
What students say about Global Challenges
"I'd never really thought about the ethical side of science before, so I've learnt a lot, and a new way of thinking about the science from my degree too."