The Science Faculty's undergraduate curriculum is organised according to key discipline groupings, providing a wide choice of study pathways to degree level qualifications.
The Natural Sciences degree (Q64) provides a range of opportunities for students who wish to study science at the OU. You can specialise in your preferred field of science by following one of several subject-specific study pathways through the new degree, or you can keep your study broad.
This BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences (Q64) is available globally and will offer a variety of different options for studying practical science.
If you're new to OU study
For the Natural Sciences degree our recommended starting point is S104 Exploring science. Honours degrees in Environmental Science (Q52) and Health Sciences (Q71) are also available, together with a range of certificates and diplomas including Certificates and Diplomas of Higher Education.
Full details of all our Science qualifications are available on the Study at the OU website.
Preparing for Study
We are committed to providing comprehensive course choice advice and as part of this we produce self-diagnostic materials for every 30 and 60 point course (and sometimes for the shorter courses) to help prospective students establish their preparedness. Click on the Are You Ready For Science? link on the right for more information.
If you're currently studying science with the OU
You will already have received updates on the Faculty's undergraduate qualifications via your StudentHome mailbox, the Science Programme website noticeboard and the Science Prospectuses.
If you are already a registered student you can access the Science Programme website for more information to help you in your studies.
Some of our courses and qualifications can help you to gain entry to or memberships of certain professional bodies, or exempt you from their academic requirements. We have produced a range of Recognition Leaflets that detail all the professional bodies whose policies we know about.