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 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 economic theory needed to engage in current debates, analyse and assess different types of evidence, including economic data, and have the opportunity to carry out your own economics project.
On completion of your degree, you’ll be able to apply economic and social theories, data analysis and analytical techniques to a variety of applied topics that affect individuals and society, and you’ll acquire a wide range of transferable skills – opening up employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations.
There are no formal qualifications required to study this degree. Computer and internet access required.
If you’re new to study or to the OU, we recommend that you start with a course at Level 1.
Distance and Flexible learning