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
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School of Arts & Humanities blogs on Arts & Humanities in the time of COVID-19.
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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. 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
As the doors open to COP26, we spotlight some of the relevant work from FASS academics looking to make a difference in a world striving to tackle...
As part of this year’s UK Parliament Week, The Open University is working in collaboration with the UK Parliament and the Political Studies...
Professor Giles Mohan’s contributions to development studies have been recognised this month with the conferring of a Fellowship from the...
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