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Your OU chemistry modules integrate organic, inorganic and physical chemistry themes, enabling you to explore processes and interactions at the atomic and molecular level. With the help of multimedia materials, you will gain an understanding of chemistry and its applications, from thermodynamics and the reactions of metals to the role of chemistry in agriculture and industry. Through a series of case studies, you will examine topics of current interest such as polymers, fuel cells, catalysis, drug design, liquid crystals and forensic science. You will also take part in Residential Schools to gain more hands on experience.

The OU modules* that you will study are:

Some partner universities may also require you to study the following module

*subject to curriculum changes

Are you ready for OpenPlus Chemistry?

 If you are not sure whether you are ready to begin studying OpenPlus Chemistry and would like to discuss this with an OU adviser then please contact us so that we can arrange this for you.

Concerned about your level of Maths?

Before commencing your studies you might like to consolidate your maths skills by working through our free Maths Skills ebook . This would be a useful resource to refer to throughout your level 1 study.

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