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How can we think beyond GDP and build a prosperous economy that works better for people and the planet? Find out with this Global Prosperity Beyond GDP course from UCL by FutureLearn.

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Overview

In this Global Prosperity Beyond GDP course from UCL by FutureLearn , you will have the chance to discover how we can build a better world by focusing on prosperity, not wealth.

Economic growth is no longer the best indicator of broader success. By 2050, the global population will reach 10 billion and we may face environmental crisis. If we are to thrive, and not just survive, into the next century, we will need new tools and new ways of thinking to tackle the challenges of today and ensure a successful and prosperous future for everyone.

On this course you will look at other approaches to defining success for society, examining how we must aim for a broader notion of prosperity at both a personal and planetary level.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Justify the need for a re-examination of the way we look at economics, and the role it plays in guiding society
  • Gain an understanding of the origin of GDP and the context from which it emerged
  • Gain an understanding of new approaches to measurement of success
  • Describe what a framework of change is, and why they exist
  • Recognise the potential for building a new economy that works better for people and the planet

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?

Week 1
  • The origins and future of GDP
  • The Democratic Deficit
  • The state as the guardian of prosperity
Week 2
  • Measuring prosperity and potential new approaches
  • Sites of exemplification
  • The work of the RELIEF Centre
Week 3
  • Frameworks of change
  • The Sustainable Development Goals
  • The 2050 Challenge
  • The Doughtnut development concept
Week 4
  • Business and the new economy
  • Business and climate change
  • Consumption habits
  • Making a difference

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 30 days
    • 2 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is for anyone concerned with global issues and the unprecedented challenges of the 21st Century. It aims to inspire students, entrepreneurs, and citizens with a positive picture of what we are capable of with just a little bit of re-direction. No prior knowledge of the subject is needed.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 30 days.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 30 days.
  • Extra Benefits if you upgrade: From $59

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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