Social Sciences (Economics) (R23-ECON) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
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Social Sciences (Economics) (R23-ECON)

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Course summary

This is one of several specialist routes available in our BA (Honours) Social Sciences (R23) degree. You'll study core modules in interdisciplinary social science and sociology, giving you a firm grounding in ideas central to the social science. This will be combined with exploring contemporary economic issues and learning the theory needed to engage in current economic debates. You'll also analyse and assess different types of evidence, including economic data, and have the opportunity to carry out your own economics project. On completion of your degree, you’ll be able to apply economic and social theories and analytical techniques to a variety of topics that affect individuals and society. Additionally you’ll have gained a wide range of transferable skills – opening employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations. Key features of the course

  • Specialise in economics within a broad interdisciplinary social sciences degree.
  • Gain an understanding of economic theory applicable to real-world problems.
  • Develop the skills to work independently and apply these to your own economics project.
  • Develop statistical, analytical and communication skills that are highly valued by employers.


This degree has three stages. You’ll start Stage 1 with an introductory social sciences module and then begin studying economics and personal finance. Next, at Stages 2 and 3, you will take a sociology module, as well as learning the theory needed to engage in current economic debates; analysing and assessing different kinds of evidence, including economic data; and carrying out your own economics project

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21816 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £20952 Whole course
Scotland £7128 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6954 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
EU £22416 Whole course
International £22416 Whole course
Channel Islands £22416 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Social Sciences (Economics) (R23-ECON) at Open University - UCAS