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Accessibility Statement for Cyber security (TM256)

Mode of study

All of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio/video clips (all with transcripts/subtitles); diagrams; interactive media; and multiple-choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed documents for all module content will be made available only for students who are unable to access the online materials.

Tuition strategy

This module provides a range of learning events, including online tutorials. Although not compulsory, tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Practical work

Online practical work forms a required component of the module and assessment.

This module extends your knowledge of the use of an online laboratory through the use of the Netlabs environment. We’ve prepared advice on accessing Netlabs to enable students to complete the module. A week of learning is dedicated to introducing Netlabs and becoming familiar with the included tools.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams/graphs/photographs. Reading and interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module. We provide descriptions for all essential figures.

Finding information

You’ll need to search for, and make use of, third-party material online and you’ll be assessed on this. A number of activities have been designed to teach aspects of information literacy, including finding information in the Open University Library, as well as summarising information and developing note-taking skills.

Specialist reading material

In this module, you’ll be working with specialist reading material such as the documents relating to the CyBoK knowledge areas. We’ll present these and guidance to access these documents online. You’ll also need to access and read material through the Open University Library as well as other online repositories.


This module has tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) that you must submit via the online TMA service, interactive quizzes completed online and a remote exam.


You’ll 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.


We structure all University modules to a set timetable and you’ll need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. We’ll support you in developing these skills. The module website will include a suggested study calendar. A number of weeks have been set aside to allow you to catch-up with your studies, to work on your assignments and to revise key skills.

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