Social Sciences (T06) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Social Sciences (T06)

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Course summary

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 areas including criminology, economics, geography, politics and sociology. You’ll also discover the ways in which social scientists understand and explain the world and how people, groups and institutions respond to change, exercise power and make decisions. Key features of the course

  • Incorporates ideas from criminology, economics, geography, politics mand sociology.
  • Gives you the option of studying criminology, psychology or the social world in more detail
  • Builds a solid foundation for further study
  • Develops a range of skills focusing on the effective use of analysis and written argument


This certificate of higher education has one stage comprising 120 credits. You’ll begin with a 60-credit introductory social sciences module and complete your certificate with a choice of one other 60-credit module that focuses on either criminology, psychology or the social world.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

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.

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7272 Whole course
Northern Ireland £2318 Whole course
Scotland £2376 Whole course
Wales £2624 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £6984 Whole course
EU £7472 Whole course
International £7472 Whole course
Channel Islands £7472 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Social Sciences (T06) at Open University - UCAS