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Environmental Science

Your OU environmental science modules integrate studies of biology, chemistry, physics and earth science, enabling you to develop an understanding of the environment and the major environmental issues affecting human society. You will explore air, water, Earth, life, landforms and biogeochemical cycles, as well as special topics in pollution and conservation. With the help of multimedia materials, such as interactive fieldtrips, you will be able to explore and observe, gather data and analyse your observations. You will also take part in Residential schools where you will gain hands-on science experience.

The OU modules* that you will study are: 

*subject to curriculum changes

Are you ready for OpenPlus Environmental Science?

If you are not sure whether you are ready to begin studying OpenPlus Environmental Science 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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