This is one of several specialist routes available in the BA (Honours) Social Sciences degree. Half of your studies will be in interdisciplinary social sciences. For the other half, you’ll explore the fundamentals of political theory, examining the debates and conflicts inherent in a modern democracy. You’ll have an opportunity to focus on either international politics or contemporary political ideas.
On completion of your degree, you’ll be able to apply political and social theories 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