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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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

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

Inside the Foreign Office

New OU/BBC Series: Inside the Foreign Office

On Thursday 15th November a fascinating new three-part documentary series, Inside the Foreign Office begins on BBC2 at 9pm. There’s never been a more significant time to look behind the scenes. Film-maker Michael Waldman captures the extraordinary world of the men and women working in some of the most complex and sensitive jobs in government, over the last 12 months. The OU's academic consultants on the series are Dr William Brown and Dr Edward Wastnidge from FASS.

15th November 2018
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Upcoming Events

Nov 16

How to Get Published

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 09:30 to 17:00

The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP

Nov 30

Multisectoral Analysis and Global Trade

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 14:00 to 18:45

Room DTH G5, Deptford Town Hall, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross Rd, London SE14 6AF

Mar 7

International Women and/in Musical Leadership Conference

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, March 8, 2019 - 17:00

Senate House, London, with evening events taking place at Club Inégales, London

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