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. Find out more about the Faculty.
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The 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. Find out more about our study.
The 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. Find out more about our research.
Emeritus Professor of Music Donald Burrows has been honoured by the publication of a festschrift by those he has inspired throughout his career...
OU/BBC co-production We Are Black and British, supported by Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences academics, wins prestigious Grierson Award.
The First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford MS and the Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt MS will join an Open University Economics seminar next...
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