Faculty of Social Sciences
Our society is fascinated by crime and punishment. This degree will help you understand the issues behind the headlines.
You’ll gain a good grounding in a broad range of mathematical, statistical and computational skills as well as an understanding of economic theory and issues.
Integrating science, technology and social sciences, this degree will help you get to the heart of environmental issues.
This degree will enable you to analyse contemporary international issues; grasp key political, economic, environmental and cultural aspects of the international order; and understand international institutions, politics and policy.
Explore concepts, theories, methods and debates in philosophy and psychology, relevant to a broad range of careers, including advertising and marketing, social services, administration and management.
An internationally recognised combination of subjects, providinge you with skills and understanding particularly relevant to many areas of public service, including civil and diplomatic services and local government.
Gain fascinating insights into the workings of the mind along with skills valued across a broad range of careers from this professionally accredited degree.
Prepare for a career in welfare, government, public health or criminal justice agencies with this degree which examines the historical and contemporary development of social policy and criminology.
Develop a rich synthesis of knowledge and skills drawn from the breadth of social sciences subjects: criminology; economics; geography; politics; psychology; sociology; and social policy.
The Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences provides a compelling introduction to social science approaches, and a springboard to further study.
This diploma course explores a range of subjects in the social sciences: sociology, psychology, social policy, criminology, economics, geography and politics.
This diploma in Criminology and Psychological Studies explores a range of fascinating issues to do with crime, criminal justice and psychology – including antisocial behaviour, surveillance, security, social justice, social welfare and environmental degradation.
This diploma is a nationally recognised qualification, designed in collaboration with the National Skills Academy for Financial Services to be directly relevant to your work and career progression. It is particularly suitable if you’re already working within the financial sector or looking to take up a career in this area.
This diploma explores the debates that lie behind these key questions. You’ll examine contemporary controversies about how to deal with the apparent rise in crime and disorder at a time of recession, rising unemployment and deepening public sector austerity; and investigate issues of crime and social policy in local, national and international contexts.
This diploma course will prepare you to become a professional counsellor, equipping you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to work in this field.
This qualification will prepare you to become a professional counsellor, equipping you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to work in this field.
This foundation degree will give you the knowledge, competencies and business skills to develop and progress a career in the financial services industry.
The Open University offers over 30 inspiring courses in Social Sciences.