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.
** NEW ** Local & Global, the fourth edition of the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies (SSGS) magazine has just launched. In the latest re-branded, re-named issue of this annual digital publication, staff and students within SSGS share ideas on the world we live in, as well as teaching and research highlights.
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.
The Open University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences presented its Student Awards for outstanding achievement and performance.
The Open Psychology Research Centre (OPRC) has published an annual review on its third year (2022-2023).
History Professor Rosalind Crone returns as historical consultant for OU/BBC’s Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley, appearing throughout the new series...
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