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Welcome to the Faculty

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


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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

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.



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OU at Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics

The Open University is taking part in the Imagine Festival of Ideas and Politics, in venues across Belfast, 20-26 March.

20th March 2017
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Upcoming Events

Apr 6

Post-Brexit Politics Seminar 2: New Identities in the Post-Brexit Era

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -

10:00 to 16:30

Christodoulou Meeting Rm 11, OU, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

May 3

Digital Humanities' British Library Labs Roadshow

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -

13:00 to 16:45

Library Information Literacy Suite, Walton Hall

Contact: The Roadshow's Eventbrite page

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