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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty

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 **  The third issue of our Social Sciences and Global Studies Magazine has just launched. In the latest issue of this annual digital publication, discover how our research is helping to inform current global issues through impactful and transformative work across eight diverse disciplines.

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.


student study imageThe 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.


OU Library imageThe 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.

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Jun 14

Research Festival Engaging Research on Global Challenges and Social Justice

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 14:00 to Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 16:00

Face to Face and Online

Next Generation: Social Sciences (Series)

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 19:00 to Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 20:00

Online via MS Teams

Jun 15

Creative Interactions Summer Showcase

Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 10:00 to 17:00

Study Studio at The Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ

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