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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences deals with the full range of human experience. Intrinsically interdisciplinary in approach, the Faculty produces cutting-edge research that informs our world-class teaching and inspires our students, academics and the general public. Read more



student study imageThe Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences offers 23 undergraduate degree courses, as well as a wide range of certificates, diplomas and postgraduate qualifications, across 14 disciplines. Each of our qualifications combines insights from the different disciplines, bringing context and breadth to your learning. Our learning materials are informed by the world-leading research our academics conduct. Read more


OU Library imageThe Faculty has a vibrant interdisciplinary research culture, across all our 14 subject areas. Our interests span three millennia  from understanding classical antiquity to developing future solutions to contemporary environmental challenges. Alongside research on the UK, its rich cultural history and present-day social problems, our research also has a global scope, extending to Africa, Oceania, the Americas, the Middle East and South and East Asia. Read more


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Upcoming Events

Oct 24

Gender and Otherness in the Humanities (GOTH) Research Centre Launch

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 16:00 to 18:30

Library Seminar Room 6, The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

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

Nov 20

Edinburgh, A City of Readers

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:00

Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

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