The Introducing the Social Sciences programme offered by The Open University UK provides an ideal introduction to the social sciences – psychology, social policy and criminology, geography and environment, politics and international studies, economics and sociology.
You will use a blend of text, audio, video and online materials, you’ll be equipped with a range of skills for independent study and for your personal and working life.You will learn
You’ll develop an awareness of a range of different disciplinary approaches in the social sciences and you will gain confidence and skills in:
You will have a tutor who will help you with the study materials and mark and comment on your written work, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance. If you are new to the OU, you will find that your tutor is particularly concerned to help you with your study methods.
After this module, further study in the social sciences could open up employment opportunities in a wide range of occupations in business, banking, insurance, education, health professions, administration, law, social services, voluntary and campaigning organisations, the media, public relations, public service organisations and government (national and local), planning and environmental management, the criminal justice system, and social welfare organisations. The module builds a strong basis of vocationally oriented skills that are transferable to the job market.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website programme website .
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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