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Welcome to the Faculty

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences embodies the core values of The Open University, enabling, empowering and transforming individuals, societies, cultures and ourselves through our teaching, research and engagement in dialogues across the world. More


A reading from Homer (Lawrence Alma Tadema)

School of Art History, Classical Studies, English & Creative Writing, Music

We explore questions about texts, music, artworks, objects and ideas and their relationship to societies past and present, through our innovative teaching and research.

School of History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Our world leading research on historical and contemporary issues of society, religion, crime, power and policy underpin an innovative range of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications..

School of Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography

Our disciplines address key national and global issues such as politics, economics, justice, international development and innovation, environmental studies through inspiring teaching and research.

School of Psychology

We are Europe’s largest provider of university-level education in Psychology, offering undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research qualifications.



Geography Matters: Celebrating Doreen Massey’s ideas

This event is designed to look back over Doreen Massey’s contribution to geographical thinking as well as looking forward to the ways in which her ideas remain vital for thinking about politics today.

22nd September 2016
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Upcoming Events

Oct 8

Doreen Massey and the Ecology of the Left: A memorial

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 11:00 to 17:00

Royal Geographical Society, London

Geography Matters: Celebrating Doreen Massey's Ideas

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00

Royal Geographical Society, London

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