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
Welcome to the first issue of the Social Sciences and Global Studies Magazine – a new publication giving you an insight into the breadth of fantastic work spanning the eight disciplines within the School. Download the full magazine.
School of Arts & Humanities blogs on Arts & Humanities in the time of COVID-19.
School of Social Sciences and Global Studies blogs on Social scientific research in the time of COVID-19.
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. Read more
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. Read more
In the most trying of years, Springwatch 2020, the OU / BBC co-production produced with academic expertise from Geography’s Dr Andy Morris, has...
Open Psychology for changing times. Join us for a series of events to launch the Open Psychology Research Centre.
The Creative Writing Handbook for Health Care Workers is the result of The Open University and North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust joining...
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