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Social Sciences (Religious Studies) (R23-REL) BA (Hons)

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Distance Learning

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 - 6 Years

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 a variety of phenomena mediated by religion from consumerism and the environment, atheism and Hindu nationalism, to the urban environment and contemporary pilgrimage. On completion of this degree, you’ll be able to apply knowledge and ideas from religious studies and the wider social sciences to a broad range of practical and real world issues. You’ll also have gained many transferable skills – opening up employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations.**Key features of the course**- Specialise in religious studies within a broad interdisciplinary social science degree.- Learn how to apply cutting edge ideas from the field of religious studies to a broad range of real world situations.- Develop skills in independent working and apply these in an extended essay based on a literature based research project.- Gain a degree directly relevant to careers where critical analysis is at a premium or that involve understanding the workings of society, such as the civil service, local government, research and policy work.

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Open University

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    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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