Planit


Natural Sciences

Open University in Scotland

Content

This degree is ideal if you’re keen to study a specific area of science, or you’re not yet sure where your interests lie. It starts with a wide-ranging introduction to highly topical areas of modern science, giving you a good grounding in each. You’ll choose a broad study route where you select modules in areas of interest to you or one of six specialist routes: astronomy and planetary science; biology; chemistry; earth sciences; environmental science; or physics. Your choice of specialism will be included in the name of your degree, for example, BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences (Chemistry).

Entry Requirements

Open entry. Computer and internet access required.

If you’re new to study or to the OU, we recommend that you start with a course at Level 1.

Progression Routes

Science graduates are well placed to enter a range of both scientific and non-scientific jobs. The study of science develops good analytical and numerical skills, and students also become proficient in using computers.

Start Date

October, February

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

Flexible

Faculty

General

Department

Science

SCQF Level

10

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General