We have a very successful undergraduate teaching programme that focuses on a range of relevant social issues, questions and concerns. We place a strong emphasis on producing innovative modules that engage and inspire our students, and we will introduce you to research methods that you can take into many areas of work. Your studies with The Open University will help you challenge your assumptions about the digital world, everyday life, and culture and society, and will enable you to view the world differently. You can view our courses here.
Our academics work in teams to produce courses that draw on sociology as well as other disciplines such as history, urban studies, gender studies and science and technology studies. As such, it is a subject that is rich and far reaching in its concerns, theories and applications. You’ll learn to think critically about many different aspects of the social world in which you live.
If you’re interested in criminology or religious studies you can enrol on one of our joint honours programmes. Alternatively, you can choose to study sociology as part of a social sciences qualification.
Our qualifications will support you in developing a wide range of key skills that will help you achieve your goals, whatever those might be. There are a number of career options directly related to sociology, particularly in the public sector, but your newly acquired skills will equally be valued in parts of the non-government or private sector.