Making Social Worlds, Short Course | Part time online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
8 months
3228 GBP/full
3228 GBP/full
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The Making Social Worlds programme offered by The Open University UK demonstrates how sociological approaches can be applied to make sense of these processes – investigating how they work and how they sometimes fail. Through topics such as medicine, the family, money and reality television, you will explore how social experience is shaped by the material world, and made meaningful through culture.


In order to survive, human beings live in social worlds which create security, foster stable attachment between individuals and things, and regulate behaviour.

The Making Social Worlds programme offered by The Open University UK is ideal if you have previously studied the social sciences and want to consolidate your understanding of sociology.

Vocational relevance

Making social worlds has relevance to a wide range of employment situations including public administration, health and social services, education, business, and other private and public sector organisations. It offers students the opportunity to develop transferable skills, such as the ability to gather, analyse and present written information to different audiences, including online; present reasoned arguments; plan and design research; and give and receive constructive feedback as part of a team.

Programme Structure

The module is organised into three blocks that combine sociological study with teaching materials that aim to develop your transferable skills.

  • Passports
  • Security 
  • Attachment
  • Conduct 
  • Skills

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

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60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This is an OU level 3 module. OU level 3 modules build on study skills and subject knowledge acquired from previous studies at OU levels 1 and 2. They are intended only for students who have recent experience of higher education in a related subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3228 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    3228 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.


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