Social Sciences (Politics) (BA (Hons) Soc Sci)

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The award
BA (Hons) Soc Sci

How long you will study
6 years

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How you will study

Course starts
February, April, October

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About Social Sciences (Politics) at The Open University

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 knowledge and ideas central to the social sciences. For the other half, you'll explore the fundamentals of political theory, examining the debates and conflicts inherent in a modern democracy. You'll have an opportunity to focus on either international politics or contemporary political ideas. On completion of your degree, you'll be able to apply political and social theories 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.

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