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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.