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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, join us for our History lecture series which opens a window onto the exciting research being conducted by historians at the Open University. The next talk is on 12th March. Please view Dr Richard Marsden's introduction video to the Lecture and visit FASS History for further information.

Schools

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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.

 

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New OU/BBC Series: ICONS

A new OU/BBC series, ICONS, in which viewers can vote for their favourite 20th-century figure. The next show is on Tuesday 5th February on BBC2 at 9pm. The FASS's academic consultants on the series are Dr Richard Jones and Dr Luc-André Brunet.

1st February 2019
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Upcoming Events

Mar 7

International Women and/in Musical Leadership Conference

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 09:00 to Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 17:00

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

Mar 12

OpenTALKS: Richard Marsden ‘National Histories and National Identities; British Devolution Past and Future’

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:30

Yr Hen Lyfrgell, Working Street, The Hayes, The Open University in Wales, Cardiff CF10 1BH

Apr 3

OpenTALKS: John Slight ‘British Imperialist Visions of Islamic States’

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 16:30 to 17:30

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

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