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Sciences

The following set of links give an introduction to our offer in this curriculum area, and are not exhaustive. They are organised into two sections: courses, modules and qualifications, and free materials on OpenLearn. 

Courses, modules and qualifications

Our large range of science courses at undergraduate level includes many modules that you may study as standalone courses to support professional learning. 

The OU is also offering courses to directly address the shortage of chemistry-expert and physics-expert teachers.  The courses enable learners to develop their knowledge of these subjects to be able to teach them: 

If you intend to use these modules to support entry to Initial Teacher Education or to expand your General Teaching Council for Scotland registration to teach a different subject, please check the most recent GTCS rules and regulations about level of study and amount of study needed. Further guidance on this is available on our Becoming a teacher webpage

In addition, several short courses are available including:

Free OpenLearn materials

Subject knowledge

Subject pedagogy