You must have completed the first 120 credits of your MSc.
You may register while studying your penultimate module, but you must have completed it before T802 starts.
If your penultimate module ends in October, you should wait until February to start T802. If your penultimate module ends in March, April or June, you should wait until October to start T802. There is preparatory work to do before T802 starts and the first part of the module is intense, so overlapping modules would be very demanding.
If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, talk to an adviser.
After you register and before the module starts:
- you’ll submit (at least seven weeks before the module starts) a synopsis of your research topic1, so that we can allocate you an appropriate supervisor
- you’ll have access to our Preparing for T802 website. It provides essential information, including advance copies of module materials; how to prepare and submit your synopsis; and submission deadlines (you’ll find a link to this website from your StudentHome page).
1You’ll need to decide whether to propose your own topic or select a topic from a list of topics suggested by OU academic staff. Note that the OU staff topics might not be available in every subject area.
It’s important you allow plenty of time to read the material on the Preparing for T802 website and for preparing your synopsis. This preparation will help you make a good start on this research project module and understand how it’s different from the taught modules you’ve already completed.
You might also need to talk to your employer or other organisations about accessing data/people you need for your proposed research.
The T802 Future Studies forum on the Preparing for T802 website is the place for any questions about this module in general or any questions about your research ideas.