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Welcome to the Faculty

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 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

Creative Writing PhD student Sarah Butler won 2017 AHRC Research in Film Awards

Sarah Butler, Creative Writing PhD student, has won The Doctoral Award for her film ‘Unearthing Elephant’ in the 2017 AHRC Research in Film Awards.

13th November 2017
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Upcoming Events

Nov 23

Choral premiere: A different kind of urban

Thursday, November 23, 2017 -

12:45 to 14:00

The Hub Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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