This is one of several specialist routes available in our #BA (Honours) Social Sciences[R23]# degree. Half of your studies will be in interdisciplinary social science and sociology, giving you a firm grounding in the knowledge and ideas that are central to the social sciences. In the other half, you'll explore contemporary economic issues and will learn the economic theory needed to engage in current debates, analyse and assess different types of evidence, including economic data, and have the opportunity to carry out your own economics project. On completion of your degree, you'll be able to apply economic and social theories, data analysis and analytical techniques to a variety of applied topics that affect individuals and society, and you'll acquire a wide range of transferable skills - opening up employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations. This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment - which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.