Investigating the social world

The Open University

Course Information

Drawing on the subjects of criminology, social policy, economics, environmental studies, geography, international studies, politics and sociology, you’ll explore a wide range of everyday topics. Through the module’s investigative and thematic approach you’ll learn the methods, perspectives and tools of the social sciences, further developing your analytical and evaluative skills.

This Investigating the social world module from The Open University will help you decide your specialisation at OU level 2, and equip you with a range of skills for further independent study, and for your personal and working life.

Vocational relevance

After this module, further study in the social sciences could open up employment opportunities in a wide range of occupations in business, banking, insurance, education, 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. The module builds a strong basis of vocationally oriented skills that are transferable to the job market.

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