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Careers and employability

Studying the Arts and Social Sciences opens up a wide range of interesting careers and helps you to develop skills that are widely valued in the workplace. The qualities it takes to get an OU qualification are exactly what employers are looking for – 80% of FTSE 100 companies have sponsored staff on OU courses.

See the OU website for short career guides 'I want to work in ... ' These cover areas such as counselling, psychology, social work, environment and development, and management.

The Open University Careers and Employability Services

Our career advisers can support you in your choices and offer a personal service to OU students.

Some sections of the Careers and employability website are open to everybody. You can find detailed information on career opportunities in the areas of study that interest you.

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