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The Open University UK

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24 months
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6192 GBP/year
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About

In this Diploma of Higher Education in Social Sciences at The Open University UK you'll discover how social scientists answer some of today’s most pressing questions, and how they find evidence to test their ideas and theories. Through investigating topics such as consumption, parenting, and globalisation you'll explore the way our lives are shaped by individuals, groups and institutions.

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Overview

By the end of your studies, you’ll have changed the way you look at the world forever and you’ll have gained a range of valuable analytical and evaluative skills, opening up employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations. 

Key features of the Diploma of Higher Education in Social Sciences at The Open University UK

  • Draws on ideas from criminology, economics, geography, politics, psychology and sociology.
  • Gives fascinating insights into our everyday lives and how they are shaped by the worlds in which we live
  • Enhances your employability with valued skills, including analysing and evaluating evidence, communicating ideas and information to different audiences
  • Provides an ideal stepping stone towards further study

Career relevance

A qualification in social sciences can open up employment opportunities in business, banking, insurance, education, the health professions, administration, law, social services, voluntary and campaigning organisations, the media, public relations, public service organisations and government (national and local), planning and environmental management, the criminal justice system and social welfare organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Investigating the social world
  • Investigating psychology 
  • You and your money 
  • Discovering mathematics 
  • Running the economy
  • Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary
  • Understanding politics: ideas and institutions in the modern world
  • Environment: sharing a dynamic planet
  • International development: making sense of a changing world
  • Understanding criminology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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5.5
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Credits

240 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).
5.5
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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 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

At current prices, the total cost of your qualification would be £12,384

Funding

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