Research

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.

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Research Groups

We are host to a number of research groupings open to all staff, post-doctoral researchers and postgraduate students across the Faculty and University.

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Research Projects

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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Impact and Engagement

Our research has significant impact in society, economy and culture on local, national and international levels.

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Postgraduate Research

Join our lively postgraduate research community. Postgraduate research degrees are offered on a full- and part-time basis in all School disciplines.

Feb 28

GCSJ seminar series: Making sense of global China

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 12:00 to 14:00

Online via MS Teams

Mar 15

The Religious Toleration and Peace (RETOPEA) H2020 project

Friday, March 15, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00

Online, via Microsoft Teams

Apr 19

GCSJ seminar series: Decentring the human in social science research

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00

Online, via Microsoft Teams

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