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Accessibility Statement for International relations: continuity and change in global politics (DD313)

Mode of study

As well as the two volume textbook, some of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips of 2-25 minutes long (all with transcripts/subtitles), diagrams, interactive media and animations. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed materials are provided for the textbook only, though all online materials are available via print on demand.

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 (via an online application) with other students. This is not assessed directly but feeds into a part of one TMA. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work, and reflecting on others’ comments on your work.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading and interpreting these forms a very small part of the study of this module and a couple of the iCMA questions. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures.

Finding information

You may be required to search for, and make use of, third party material online and this is assessed. 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, Interactive Computer-Marked Assignments (iCMAs) completed online, and an End-of-Module Assessment submitted online. One part of one of the assignments is linked to a peer review exercise where you work with other students. The EMA and some TMAs require use of third party (non-module) sources.


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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