You’ll start Stage 1 with 60 credits from a wide and varied choice of key introductory modules. These OU level 1 modules, worth 30 or 60 credits, have been specially selected to develop your subject knowledge and study skills in preparation for OU level 2 study.
To complete this stage, you’ll choose 60 credits of free choice from a wide range of OU level 1 modules across different subject areas. Many students focus broadly on one discipline, such as science or the humanities – but there’s nothing to stop you studying modules from entirely different subject areas.
We recommend that you study Stage 1 over two years as it provides the underpinning knowledge and skills needed for more advanced study at Stage 2.