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Social Sciences (Economics) (Honours)

The Open University UK

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36 months
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6192 GBP/year
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About

Half of the Social Sciences (Economics) (Honours) studies from The Open University UK will be in interdisciplinary social science and sociology, giving you a firm grounding in the knowledge and ideas that are central to the social sciences. In the other half, you’ll explore contemporary economic issues and will learn the theory needed to engage in current economic debates.

Overview

You'll also analyse and assess different types of evidence, including economic data, and have the opportunity to carry out your own economics project. On completion of the Social Sciences (Economics) (Honours) programme from The Open University UK, you’ll be able to apply economic and social theories and analytical techniques to a variety of topics that affect individuals and society. Additionally 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 economics within a broad interdisciplinary social sciences degree
  • Develop an understanding of economic theory applicable to real world problems
  • Develop the skills to work independently and apply these to your own economics project
  • Develop statistical, analytical and communication skills that are highly valued by employers

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • You and your money 
  • Economics in context
  • Running the economy 
  • The uses of social science 
  • Doing economics: people, markets and policy 
  • Making social worlds 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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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

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192.

Funding

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