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All modules in Science

Gain greater knowledge and practical skills in whichever science fascinates you the most out of astronomy and planetary science, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences or physics.

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Science modules

OU level 1

  1. Contemporary topics in science
  2. Environment: journeys through a changing world
  3. Physics and space
  4. Questions in science
  5. Science and health: an evidence-based approach
  6. Science: concepts and practice
  7. Working with people in sport and fitness

OU level 2

  1. Astronomy
  2. Brain, mind and mental health
  3. Cell biology
  4. Chemistry: essential concepts
  5. Earth science
  6. Environment and society
  7. Environment: sharing a dynamic planet
  8. Environmental science
  9. Human biology
  10. Physics: from classical to quantum
  11. Planetary science and the search for life
  12. The biology of survival

OU level 3

  1. Astrophysics
  2. Biological science: from genes to species
  3. Chemistry: further concepts and applications
  4. Earth processes
  5. Electromagnetism
  6. Environment: responding to change
  7. Environmental management 2
  8. Environmental policy in an international context
  9. Evaluating contemporary science
  10. Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise
  11. Infectious disease and public health
  12. Mathematical methods and fluid mechanics
  13. Researching biology and health science
  14. Science project course: environmental science practical project
  15. Science project course: frontiers in chemistry
  16. Science project course: geosciences
  17. Science project course: radiation and matter
  18. Science project course: science in society project
  19. Signals and perception: the science of the senses
  20. Terrestrial ecosystems
  21. The quantum world
  22. The relativistic Universe

Access modules

  1. People, work and society Access module
  2. Science, technology and maths Access module

Short courses

  1. Science: galaxies, stars and planets
  2. Science: human genetics and health issues
  3. Science: living without oil
  4. Science: microbes
  5. Science: molecules, medicines and drugs
  6. Science: plants and people
  7. Science: the frozen planet
  8. Science: the weather