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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

Schools

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.

 

News

‘Olympics Special’ two-hour interactive event

Student Hub Live returns for an ‘Olympics Special’ two-hour interactive event on Friday 19 August,12.00 to 14.00pm. Guests, including OU academics Kath Woodward and Elizabeth Silva, will discuss the multi-layered narrative of the modern Olympics.

17th August 2016
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Upcoming Events

Sep 21

Owning Our Emotions - International Conference

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:00 to Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 17:00

Senate House, London

Contact: Conference website

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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