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School of Social Sciences & Global Studies

The School of Social Sciences and Global Studies at The Open University is a hub for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and research-led teaching that aims to tackle some of the most pressing challenges faced by societies across the globe.

We offer an intellectually stimulating environment for academic staff and students, including a lively postgraduate research community.

- Prof Shonil Bhagwat (Head of School, SSGS)

Shonil Bhagwat
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Study

The School offers a deliberately unconventional combination of disciplinary traditions which support a wide range of interdisciplinary and disciplinary modules and qualifications.

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Research

The School is a hub for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and research-led teaching that aims to tackle some of the most pressing challenges faced by societies across the globe.

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Outreach and External Engagement

Through the pursuit of strategic partnerships and progressive engagement, we strive to make a difference in the wider world.

Sep 30

Indigenous responses to climate change for COP26 – visit TOTEM LATAMAT as it tours the UK

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:00 to Friday, November 19, 2021 - 17:00

Nov 19

Avi Boukli (Social Policy and Criminology): Coloniality and human trafficking

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:00

Online. The event is free

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