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Accessibility Statement for Empire: 1492–1975 (A326)

Mode of study

The main teaching materials are provided in print and online. However, some of the study materials are provided in online format only. These include PDF files of primary and secondary sources, zoomable maps, assessment materials and additional optional resources such as date charts. 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. 

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

Some statistical information is provided in the form of graphs and tables. However, you are not required to use mathematical and scientific expressions and notations in this module.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some images, including maps, diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading and interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module. Option 1 within the first Tutor-Marked Assignment (TMA) requires analysis of a historical map; however, an alternative task can be provided on request. Figure descriptions are provided for most figures. 

Finding information

You may be required to search for and make use of, third party material online, and this is assessed, for example in the End of Module Assessment (EMA). However, it is possible to meet the Learning Outcomes using the module resources provided. 

Specialist reading material

In this module you will be working with specialist reading material such as maps. Core maps are provided in print and online; additional maps are provided in online format only. 


This module has Tutor-marked Assignments (TMAs) and an End of Module Assessment (EMA), all of 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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