Study for Social Impact
Discover changemaking degree programmes addressing contemporary global challenges through new skills and real-world thinking.
Innovative undergraduate programmes that tackle the world’s biggest issues
UCL’s new undergraduate programmes at UCL East, our new campus in the heart of East London, offer unique lenses through which to approach the local and global issues that we face as modern societies.
Whether that involves new understandings of data-led solutions or applying existing theory to contemporary topics, students on these courses will develop the critical skills to make positive impacts on big picture problems.
The Heritage, Sustainability and Society BA and Information in Society BSc provide innovative and interdisciplinary opportunities to tackle issues and find solutions, equipping you to make societal change possible. You’ll be joining a university ranked 6th in the world for the arts and humanities (THE World University Rankings 2023 by subject).
Register your interest to hear more about these one-of-a-kind degrees! The UCL Undergraduate Open Days taking place on-campus on 30 June and 1 July 2023 are now fully booked and closed to further registrations. Please register your interest via the below links to receive details about forthcoming events and information sessions for the Heritage, Sustainability and Society BA and/or Information in Society BSc.
Explore our changemaking undergraduate degrees
How should the objects, stories, traditions and landscapes inherited from the past be managed today to build a better future? Our Heritage, Sustainability and Society BA tackles urgent global challenges including inequality, climate change and sustainability.
UCL’s Information in Society BSc is a new and innovative degree that will equip you with practical knowledge from both the humanities and technology, along with a thorough understanding of the crucial role of information, data and evidence in society.
Hear from our academics
"With over 10 years of experience working in the heritage sector, what excites me most about the Heritage, Sustainability and Society BA is that it is designed to equip students with the skills to apply critical thinking in public practice, and make the positive sustainable changes that are urgently needed. We are here to build the next generation of global leaders and thinkers, grappling directly with some of the most pressing social and environmental questions of our time
." Dr Johanna Zetterstrom Sharp, Associate Professor in Heritage Studies
"Everywhere you look, people are talking about data and technology. Our programme puts students who are passionate about society and humanities subjects right at the heart of those conversations and sets them up to lead. Through this groundbreaking programme, we're helping to make sure that future decision-makers have communication and humanities skills, the ethical grounding required to make informed decisions, and learn the technical and data skills they’ll need to keep up in businesses, government, and cultural heritage roles. This is a programme that we believe offers the best of both worlds
Dr Adam Crymble, Associate Professor in Digital Humanities
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