Completing this qualfication will equip you with key transferable skills, which will be relevant to Earth science, as well as providing you with a basis of postgraduate level science skills and skills relevant to developing your career. You will learn to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in your field of study as well as evaluating research methodologies. You will discover how to deal with complex issues and make sound judgements and decisions in complex situations.
You will also learn to communicate information and conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences including professional audiences, demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a postgraduate level.
The qualification will develop your independent learning skills, enhance your skills in locating information and communicating with others in both professional and academic contexts.
You can find more information about how OU study can improve your employability in the OU’s Employability Statement from our Careers Advisory Service. You can also read or download our publication OU study and your career and look at our subject pages to find out about career opportunities.