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Accessibility Statement for Advancing social psychology (DD317)

Mode of study

Much of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips of 2-20 minutes long (all with transcripts/subtitles), interactive media and multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. This module has two textbooks. Electronic versions of printed material are available on the module website.

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 by posting findings from your independent study onto a forum and commenting on their posts. This interactive activity is relevant to one of your assignments.

Practical work

You will be required to work independently, for example, to search for new sources. You will engage with other students in the interactive work. In addition, some of the online activities (e.g. on skills self-assessment; planning; providing feedback; report writing) and assessment have practical relevance for employment.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some diagrams and images. 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 contributes to assessed work.


This module has 5 Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, an Interactive Computer-Marked Assignment (iCMA) completed online, and an End-of-Module Assessment submitted online. 


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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