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All modules in Social Sciences

Our social sciences modules provide introductions and detailed investigations of psychology, social policy and criminology, geography and environment, politics and international studies, economics and sociology.

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Social Sciences modules

OU level 1

  1. An introduction to law
  2. Economics in context
  3. Environment: journeys through a changing world
  4. Introducing the social sciences
  5. Introduction to childhood studies and child psychology
  6. Introduction to criminology
  7. Investigating psychology 1
  8. Investigating the social world
  9. Law making in Scotland
  10. Law: concepts and perspectives
  11. Science and health: an evidence-based approach
  12. You and your money
  13. Young children's play and creativity

OU level 2

  1. Contract law and tort law
  2. Economics in practice
  3. Environment and society
  4. Environment: sharing a dynamic planet
  5. Exploring childhood and youth
  6. International development: making sense of a changing world
  7. Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary
  8. Psychology of childhood and youth
  9. Public law and criminal law
  10. Running the economy
  11. Understanding criminology
  12. Understanding digital societies
  13. Understanding politics: ideas and institutions in the modern world

OU level 3

  1. Advancing social psychology
  2. Approaches to mental health
  3. Crime, harm and the state
  4. Doing economics: people, markets and policy
  5. Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity
  6. Exploring legal boundaries
  7. International relations: continuity and change in global politics
  8. Issues in research with children and young people
  9. Law, society and culture
  10. Making social worlds
  11. Modern political ideas
  12. Science project course: science in society project
  13. Signals and perception: the science of the senses
  14. Why is religion controversial?
  15. Young lives, parenting and families
  16. Environmental policy in an international context

Access modules

  1. People, work and society Access module