This module can only be studied as part of a qualification (see below for the relevant qualifications).
You should be prepared for study at postgraduate level and have the minimum of a bachelors degree (in any subject) from a UK University or an equivalent professional qualification. We warmly welcome applications from students who have an undergraduate degree level qualification from universities outside the UK and which is deemed equivalent to a UK higher education degree.
You must have access to an educational setting that can be linked with your study.
You need to be able to spend 10-12 hours study per week on average studying this module.
If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please speak to an adviser.
Outside the UK
This module has been designed with a global audience in mind. Since it is tutored using online forums, you can enrol in the module no matter where you are in the world except for residents of South Africa, who may be restricted to studying through the Open University (OU) affiliate in their country.
If you have not previously studied English grammar we suggest that you buy the following book:
D. Biber, S. Conrad and G. Leech (2002) Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English, Longman, £19.50 (March 2015 price).
This will serve as a useful grammar reference throughout your study. You may also want to browse through the first two chapters before the start of the module to familiarise yourself with some basic terms.
You should also make sure your computer meets the specification below and that you have an internet service provider (ISP).