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Social Sciences (Politics) (R23-POL) Open University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University

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Course summary

This is one of several specialist routes available in our BA (Honours) Social Sciences (R23) degree. Half of your studies will be in interdisciplinary social science and sociology, giving you a firm grounding in knowledge and ideas central to the social sciences. For the other half, you’ll explore the fundamentals of political theory, examining the debates and conflicts inherent in a modern democracy. You’ll have an opportunity to focus on either international politics or contemporary political ideas. On completion of your degree, you’ll be able to apply political and social theories and analytical techniques to a variety of applied topics that affect individuals and society, and you’ll have gained a wide range of transferable skills – opening up employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations.

Key features of the course

  • Specialise in politics within a broad interdisciplinary social science degree

  • Focus on either international politics or contemporary political ideas

  • Enhance your employability with valued skills, including analysing and evaluating evidence, and communicating specialist ideas and information to different audiences

  • Gain a degree applicable to a wide range of professions, including international agencies and government bodies, businesses and non-governmental organisations

  • Registration is expected to open in March 2020 for courses starting from October 2020.

Course details

Modules

This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.•You’ll start Stage 1 with an introductory social sciences module and explore the issues facing contemporary society.
Next, at Stages 2 and 3, half your studies will be in interdisciplinary social sciences. For the other half, you’ll explore the fundamentals of political theory; examine the debates and conflicts inherent in a modern democracy; and focus on either international politics or contemporary political ideas.


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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £18,072 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6,048 Whole course
Scotland £6,048 Whole course
Wales £6,048 Whole course

Additional fee information

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