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Accessibility Statement for The relativistic Universe (S383)

Mode of study

Some of this module's study materials are available online, but the main study materials are delivered in three printed books. Online materials include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printable versions are provided for some module content, with the exception of interactive Computer Marked Assignments (iCMAs).

Tuition strategy

This module provides a range of learning events: online tutorials and online lectures. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Working with others

You will be required to work with other students through discussions on student forums.

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

Mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions are used throughout the module and you will be required to use such notation within assessment.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams. Interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module.

Finding information

You may be required to search for, and make use of, third party material online and this is assessed in TMA 03. Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.

Specialist reading material

In this module you will be working with specialist reading material such as mathematical notation. These are delivered in printed form and online.


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 exam that must be taken at an exam centre.


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 Open 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.

Specialist software

This module uses specialist software that is provided on DVD or downloaded from the module website. The software can be navigated via a keyboard. Some of the symbols may not be covered by standard accessibility tools and may not be fully accessible as a result.

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