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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. Environment: responding to change
  6. Environmental management 2
  7. Environmental policy in an international context
  8. Evaluating contemporary science
  9. Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise
  10. Infectious disease and public health
  11. Mathematical methods and fluid mechanics
  12. Science project course: environmental science practical project
  13. Science project course: geosciences
  14. Science project course: radiation and matter
  15. Signals and perception: the science of the senses
  16. Terrestrial ecosystems
  17. 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

Short courses

  1. Science: galaxies, stars and planets
  2. Science: human genetics and health issues
  3. Science: molecules, medicines and drugs
  4. Science: plants and people
  5. Science: the frozen planet
  6. Science: the weather