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Social Sciences (Politics) (R23-POL) 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

    FEB

  • 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 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 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.

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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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