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All modules in Science

Gain greater knowledge and practical skills in whichever science fascinates you the most out of astronomy and planetary science, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences or physics.

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Science modules

OU level 1

  1. Contemporary topics in science
  2. Environment: journeys through a changing world
  3. Physics and space
  4. Questions in science
  5. Science and health: an evidence-based approach
  6. Science: concepts and practice
  7. Working with people in sport and fitness

OU level 2

  1. Astronomy
  2. Brain, mind and mental health
  3. Cell biology
  4. Chemistry in life: food, water and medicines
  5. Chemistry: essential concepts
  6. Earth science
  7. Environment and society
  8. Environment: sharing a dynamic planet
  9. Environmental science
  10. Human biology
  11. Investigating human health and disease
  12. Investigative approaches in biology and chemistry
  13. Physics: from classical to quantum
  14. Planetary science and the search for life
  15. The biology of survival

OU level 3

  1. Astrophysics
  2. Biological science: from genes to species
  3. Chemistry: further concepts and applications
  4. Earth processes
  5. Electromagnetism
  6. Environment: responding to change
  7. Environmental management 2
  8. Environmental policy in an international context
  9. Evaluating contemporary science
  10. Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise
  11. Infectious disease and public health
  12. Mathematical methods and fluid mechanics
  13. Quantum physics
  14. Science project course: environmental science practical project
  15. Science project course: geosciences
  16. Science project course: radiation and matter
  17. Science project module: biology
  18. Science project module: chemistry
  19. Science project module: health sciences
  20. Signals and perception: the science of the senses
  21. Terrestrial ecosystems
  22. The relativistic Universe

Access modules

  1. People, work and society Access module
  2. Science, technology and maths Access module
  3. Science, technology and maths Access module: fast track