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All courses in Combined Studies

Explore all the undergraduate qualifications we offer, from certificates through to diplomas and degrees, in combined studies.

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Honours Degrees (2)

  1. BA/BSc (Honours) Open degree
  2. BSc (Honours) Combined STEM

Diplomas of Higher Education (2)

  1. Diploma of Higher Education Open
  2. Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies

Foundation Degrees (1)

The same level as a Diploma of Higher Education, often with a more practical focus. If you live or work in Scotland, we usually offer an equivalent Diploma of Higher Education.

  1. Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies

Certificates of Higher Education (1)

  1. Certificate of Higher Education Open

Combined Studies modules

OU level 1

  1. An introduction to business and management
  2. Fundamentals of accounting
  3. You and your money
  4. Introducing the social sciences
  5. Introduction to childhood studies and child psychology
  6. Learning and teaching in the primary years
  7. Exploring perspectives on young children's lives and learning
  8. Young children's play and creativity
  9. Introduction to sport and fitness
  10. Introducing health and social care
  11. Introducing English language studies
  12. Introduction to French studies (beginners)
  13. Introduction to German studies (beginners)
  14. Introduction to Spanish studies (beginners)
  15. French studies 1 (intermediate)
  16. German studies 1 (intermediate)
  17. Spanish studies 1 (intermediate)
  18. Exploring languages and cultures
  19. English for academic purposes online
  20. Communication skills for business and management
  21. Introducing statistics
  22. Essential mathematics 1
  23. Discovering mathematics
  24. Questions in science
  25. Science and health: an evidence-based approach
  26. Engineering: origins, methods, context
  27. Engineering: frameworks, analysis, production
  28. Introduction to computing and information technology 1
  29. Introduction to computing and information technology 2
  30. Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century
  31. Environment: journeys through a changing world
  32. Making your learning count
  33. Wellbeing across the lifecourse
  34. Essential mathematics 2
  35. Physics and space
  36. Technologies in practice

OU level 2

  1. Creative writing
  2. Early modern Europe: society and culture c.1500-1780
  3. The British Isles and the modern world, 1789–1914
  4. Exploring religion: places, practices, texts and experiences
  5. Exploring the classical world
  6. Music, sound and technology
  7. Classical Latin: the language of ancient Rome
  8. Exploring innovation and entrepreneurship
  9. Shaping business opportunities
  10. Developing leadership
  11. Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary
  12. Understanding politics: ideas and institutions in the modern world
  13. Environment and society
  14. Environment: sharing a dynamic planet
  15. Developing subject knowledge for the primary years
  16. Psychology of childhood and youth
  17. Making a difference: working with children and young people
  18. Pure mathematics
  19. Analysing data
  20. Practical modern statistics
  21. Object-oriented Java programming
  22. Algorithms, data structures and computability
  23. Mathematical methods, models and modelling
  24. Mathematical methods
  25. Environmental science
  26. Earth science
  27. Physics: from classical to quantum
  28. Planetary science and the search for life
  29. The biology of survival
  30. Human biology
  31. Electronics: sensing, logic and actuation
  32. Energy and sustainability
  33. Design essentials
  34. Design for engineers
  35. Web technologies

OU level 3

  1. Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity
  2. The making of Welsh history
  3. Why is religion controversial?
  4. Key questions in philosophy
  5. English literature from Shakespeare to Austen
  6. Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present
  7. The Roman empire
  8. Central questions in the study of music
  9. Art and its global histories
  10. Advanced creative writing
  11. Creating futures: sustainable enterprise and innovation
  12. Doing economics: people, markets and policy
  13. International relations: continuity and change in global politics
  14. Advancing social psychology
  15. Language and creativity
  16. Language, literature and childhood
  17. Approaches to mental health
  18. Further pure mathematics
  19. Complex analysis
  20. Applications of probability
  21. Mathematical statistics
  22. Mathematical thinking in schools
  23. Deterministic and stochastic dynamics
  24. Mathematical methods and fluid mechanics
  25. Earth processes
  26. Chemistry: further concepts and applications
  27. Biological science: from genes to species
  28. Evaluating contemporary science
  29. Terrestrial ecosystems
  30. Signals and perception: the science of the senses
  31. Environment: responding to change
  32. Infectious disease and public health
  33. Science project course: environmental science practical project
  34. Science project course: geosciences
  35. Renewable energy
  36. Innovation: designing for change
  37. Environmental management 2
  38. Data management and analysis
  39. Web, mobile and cloud technologies
  40. IT systems: planning for success
  41. Software engineering
  42. Communications technology
  43. Interaction design and the user experience
  44. Law, society and culture
  45. Exploring legal boundaries

Access modules

  1. Arts and languages Access module
  2. Arts and languages Access module: fast track
  3. Psychology, social science and wellbeing Access module
  4. Science, technology and maths Access module
  5. Science, technology and maths Access module: fast track

Short courses

  1. AI matters
  2. Creating sound for video