Social Sciences (Economics)

Open University in Scotland


This is one of several specialist routes available in the BA (Honours) Social Sciences degree. You'll study core modules in interdisciplinary social science and sociology, giving you a firm grounding in ideas central to the social science. This will be combined with exploring contemporary economic issues and learning the theory needed to engage in current economic debates. 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 your degree, 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 employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations.

Entry Requirements

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, it is recommended that you start with a course at Level 1.

Start Date

October, February




BA Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length





Social Sciences

SCQF Level


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