Social Sciences (Cert HE)

The Open University the United Kingdom

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The award
Cert HE

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
February, April, October

International course fees
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All study options

About Social Sciences at The Open University

This certificate provides a compelling introduction to the social sciences. You'll gain fascinating insights into the everyday lives of people in communities, workplaces and many other social sites as you explore ideas from criminology, economics, geography, politics, psychology and sociology. You'll also discover the ways in which social scientists understand and explain and how people, groups and institutions respond to change, exercise power and make decisions.

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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardCert HEHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
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Costs are paid per unit not per qualification.

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