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Science courses

This is a list of all the modules available for study as standalone courses in Science. Please note that this is an alphabetical list. You should not study these courses in this order.

OU modules are planned on the assumption that you will study progressively from one study level to the next, starting at Level 1. Modules at Level 2 and Level 3 assume that you are suitably prepared for study at this level. If you want to study a module as a standalone course, you don't need to start at Level 1 but you do need to have adequately prepared yourself for OU study in some other way. Check with advisory staff at our Student Registration & Enquiry Service to make sure that you are sufficiently prepared.

Course title (code) Level Credits Next Start
Analytical science: health, heritage and environments (S240) 2 30 Oct 2014
Astronomy (S282) 2 30 Oct 2014
Astrophysics (S382) 3 30 Oct 2014
Cell biology (S294) 2 30 Oct 2014
Chemical change and environmental applications (S345) 3 20 May 2014
Discovering mathematics (MU123) 1 30 Oct 2014
Drug design and synthesis (S346) 3 20 Oct 2014
Ecosystems (S396) 3 30 Oct 2014
Electromagnetism (SMT359) 3 30 Oct 2014
Environment: sharing a dynamic planet (DST206) 2 60 Oct 2014
Essential mathematics 1 (MST124) 1 30 Oct 2014
Exploring mathematics (MS221) 2 30 Oct 2014
Exploring science (S104) 1 60 Oct 2014
Galaxies, stars and planets (S177) 1 10 Apr 2014
Geology (S276) 2 30 Oct 2014
Human biology (SK277) 2 30 Oct 2014
Infectious disease and public health (SK320) 3 30 Oct 2014
Inside nuclear energy (ST174) 1 10 Apr 2014
Introducing health sciences: a case study approach (SDK125) 1 30 Oct 2014
Investigative and mathematical skills in science (S141) 1 30 Oct 2014
Living without oil: chemistry for a sustainable future (S176) 1 10 Apr 2014
Mathematical methods (MST224) 2 30 Oct 2014
Maths for science (S151) 1 10 Apr 2014
Metals and life (S347) 3 20 Oct 2014
Molecular and cell biology (S377) 3 30 Feb 2015
Molecules, medicines and drugs: a chemical story (SK185) 1 10 Apr 2014
Oceanography (S330) 3 30 Oct 2014
Planetary science and the search for life (S283) 2 30 Oct 2014
Practical science: biology and health (SXHL288) 2 30 Oct 2014
Practical science: physics and astronomy (SXP288) 2 30 Oct 2014
Researching biology and health science (SXL390) 3 30 Feb 2015
Science in context (S250) 2 30 Oct 2014
Science project course: environmental science practical project (SXE390) 3 30 Feb 2015
Science project course: frontiers in chemistry (SXM390) 3 30 Feb 2015
Science project course: geosciences (SXG390) 3 30 Feb 2015
Science project course: radiation and matter (SXP390) 3 30 Feb 2015
Science project course: science in society project (SXN390) 3 30 Feb 2015
Scientific investigations (S155) 1 10 Oct 2014
Signals and perception: the science of the senses (SD329) 3 30 Oct 2014
The environmental web (U316) 3 60 Jan 2015
The frozen planet (S175) 1 10 Apr 2014
The geological record of environmental change (S369) 3 30 Oct 2014
The physical world (S207) 2 60 Oct 2014
The quantum world (SM358) 3 30 Oct 2014
The relativistic Universe (S383) 3 30 Oct 2014
The science of the mind: investigating mental health (SDK228) 2 30 Oct 2014
Topics in health sciences (SK143) 1 30 Oct 2014
Topics in science (S142) 1 30 Jan 2015
Understanding cardiovascular diseases (SK121) 1 15 Sep 2014
Understanding the autism spectrum (SK124) 1 15 Nov 2014
Understanding the continents (S339) 3 30 Oct 2014
Using mathematics (MST121) 1 30
Volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis (S186) 1 10 Apr 2014

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