Social Sciences (Psychology) (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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Course starts
February, April, October

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About Social Sciences (Psychology) 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 first explore psychology through a range of real-world issues including love, sexuality and artificial intelligence before opting to study either social psychology or counselling and forensic psychology. On completion of this degree, you'll be able to apply psychological and social theories to a broad range of practical and real world issues, using data analysis and analytical techniques to understand a variety of topics that affect individuals and society. You'll also have gained 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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