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Welcome to the Faculty

Welcome to the Faculty

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

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History Lecture Series

As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, we hosted our History lecture series which opens a window onto the exciting research being conducted by historians at The Open University. This lecture series consists of five talks and has now finished. Please visit FASS History for further information, and watch the event recordings if you have missed any of those talks.

Schools

A reading from Homer (Lawrence Alma Tadema)

School of Arts and Cultures

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

History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

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..

Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography

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.

Psychology

School of Psychology

As Europe’s largest provider of university-level education in Psychology, we offer a dynamic, research-led learning experience at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. Our internationally-recognised research is characterized by its interdisciplinary orientation and engagement with real world problems.

 

News

Georgina Blakeley of FASS Wins CEU’s European Teaching Award

Dr Georgina Blakeley, Director of Teaching and Deputy Head of School in FASS has been announced as the winner of the prestigious 2019 European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The award is given by Central European University (CEU) and accompanied by the €5,000 Diener Prize.

24th June 2019
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Upcoming Events

Sep 18

Conference: Cultural Heritage and Ethics of War

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 09:00 to Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 14:00

Homerton College, Cambridge, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH

Nov 1

How to Get Published: An Event Presented in Partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 09:30 to 17:00

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

Mar 18

Conference: Heritage in War

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 09:00 to Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 17:00

Loyola University, New Orleans

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