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Accessibility Statement for Essential economics: macro and micro perspectives (D217)

Mode of study

Some of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio/video clips of 2-15 minutes (all with transcripts/subtitles); diagrams; interactive media; animations; and multiple-choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. We provide printed materials for some module content, with the exception of teaching Excel and finding resources online.

Tuition strategy

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

Working with others

You’ll be invited to work with other students. This involves working together with fellow learners on a task. We do not assess this, but we do assess a reflection on your experience of working in a team. However, if you are unable to take part, your tutor will make alternative arrangements with you.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams and graphs. Reading, interpreting and producing examples of these is an important part of the study of this module, and we assess this. We provide descriptions for all essential figures.

Finding information

You will be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online. We can provide alternatives for required research material to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.

For example, you’ll be asked to find the remits of two central banks on their website and also the minutes of the body that makes decisions about policies to tackle inflation.


This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which you must submit online via the OU electronic TMA system; interactive computer-marked assignments completed online; and an exam that you must take online.


You’ll 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.


We structure all University modules to a set timetable and you’ll need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. We’ll support you in developing these skills.
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