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Accessibility Statement for The British Isles and the modern world, 1789–1914 (A225)

Mode of study

The module books are provided in print and online. However, some of the module materials are provided online only. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips of 5 to 30 minutes long (all with transcripts), diagrams, interactive media, animations. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms.

Tuition strategy

This module provides online tutorials.  Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Working with others

You will be required to work with other students and this is assessed. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work, reflecting on others’ comments on your work, and/or working together with fellow learners on a project/task. Your mark for this work, however, will only be based on your own work alone. 

Practical work

Online practical work is a required component of assessment. This includes some collaborative group work.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading/interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module and in places, assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures. 

Finding information

You may be required to search for, and make use of, third party material online. Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. 


This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system. 


You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment. 


All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.

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