Social Sciences (Geography) (Honours)

The Open University

Course Information

On completion of your Social Sciences (Geography) (Honours) degree from The Open University, you’ll be able to apply geographical and social theories to current debates, analyse and assess different types of evidence, including statistical data, and carry out independent project-based work. You’ll also have gained a wide range of transferable skills – opening up employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations.

Key features of the course

– Specialise in human geography within a broad interdisciplinary social science degree
– Explore real world problems such as globalisation and climate change through topical geographical and social issues
– Enhance your employability with valued skills, including analysing and evaluating evidence, and communicating specialist ideas and information to different audiences
– Gain a degree directly relevant to careers in planning, local government, environmental management and teaching
Skills for career development

Employers value the diverse skills of the social sciences very highly. The ability to work across different academic disciplines will provide you with a broad portfolio of transferable skills including the ability to:

– interpret, analyse, and critically evaluate quantitative and qualitative evidence
– apply learning to real world situations
– communicate effectively to a variety of audiences using different media
– employ a wide range of digital practices to find, use, and create data
– learn autonomously and plan, conduct, and present independent work
– work effectively with others to achieve joint outcomes
Career relevance

A degree in the social sciences can lead to employment across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Businesses, public sector organisations and educational institutions increasingly have to deal with social issues, and value the skills that social science graduates can provide, making this degree relevant to a wide range of professions including local government officer, civil servant, secondary school teacher, social worker, charities, journalism and trade union officials. You can also use your BA (Hons) Social Sciences for further study in the higher education sector.

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