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Your OU physics modules will  include studies of classical mechanics, waves, optics, electromagnetism, relativity and quantum physics. You start with a mathematics module which will equip you with the fundamental building blocks for the higher physics modules..  

The OU modules* that you will study are:

*subject to curriculum changes

Are you ready for OpenPlus Physics?

If you are not sure whether you are ready to begin studying OpenPlus Physics 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 also 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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