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Social Sciences (Sociology) (Honours)

The Open University UK

36 months
6336 GBP/year
6336 GBP/year
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In this Social Sciences (Sociology) (Honours) programme from The Open University UK, alongside study of interdisciplinary social sciences,  you’ll have the opportunity to explore how sociologists make sense of social worlds, investigating topical issues such as immigration, social networking, and adolescent mental health. 

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On completion this Social Sciences (Sociology) (Honours) programme from The Open University UK , you’ll be able to apply social theories and analytical techniques to a variety of topics that affect individuals and society.

You’ll also acquire transferable skills highly valued by employers – opening up employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations. 

Key features of the course

  • Specialise in sociology within a broad interdisciplinary social science degree
  • Learn how to apply cutting edge sociological ideas to a broad range of real world situations
  • Enhance your employability with valued skills, including analysing and evaluating evidence, and communicating specialist ideas and information to different audiences.
  • 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 involves understanding the workings of society, such as the civil service, local government, research and policy work. 

Skills for career development

Employers value the diverse skills of the social sciences very highly. The ability to work across different academic disciplines will provide you with a broad portfolio of transferable skills including the ability to:

  • interpret, analyse, and critically evaluate quantitative and qualitative evidence
  • apply learning to real world situations
  • communicate effectively to a variety of audiences using different media
  • employ a wide range of digital practices to find, use, and create data
  • learn autonomously and plan, conduct, and present independent work
  • work effectively with others to achieve joint outcomes

Career relevance

A degree in the social sciences can lead to employment across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Businesses, public sector organisations and educational institutions increasingly have to deal with social issues, and value the skills that social science graduates can provide, making this degree relevant to a wide range of professions including local government officer, civil servant, secondary school teacher, social worker, charities, journalism and trade union officials. You can also use your BA (Hons) Social Sciences for further study in the higher education sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Investigating the social world
  • Exploring religion: places, practices, texts and experiences 
  • Understanding criminology
  • Personal lives and social policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
  • At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6336 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19008 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    6336 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19008 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.


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