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Social Sciences (R23) CertHE

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

  • Location

    Distance Learning

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    FEB

  • Duration

    3 - 6 Years

Course summary

The social sciences seek answers to the big questions we face as a society and inform the work of policy makers, business leaders and many others. You'll study core modules in interdisciplinary social science and sociology, giving you a firm grounding in ideas central to the social sciences. In the rest of your degree, you can specialise in either criminology, economics, geography, philosophy, politics, psychology, religious studies or sociology, or choose a combination of modules in these subjects that interests you. Whatever path you take, you'll acquire transferable skills, opening employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations. **Key features of the course**- Provides a thorough introduction to the social sciences and explores a range of topical social, political and economic issues- Gives you the option to specialise in criminology, economics, geography, philosophy, politics, psychology, religious studies or sociology- Applies cutting edge social science theory and knowledge to real world situations- Equips you with valued skills to enhance your employability, including evidence analysis and evaluation, and communicating specialist ideas and information to different audiences- Offers the option to do a dissertation in the final stage of some specialist routes.

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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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