From molten origins to the cradle of modern life – listen to Earth’s story. Discover how our planet works – from the core to the clouds. Explore processes that link its diverse systems and decipher clues to its extraordinary history. You’ll use your new skills to test theories and address some critical problems facing society. You’ll carry out investigations, describing past and present geological phenomena, while gathering and analysing data.
Open entry, but if you are new to study or to the OU, we recommend that you start with a course at Level 1.
Computer and internet access required.
Science graduates are well placed to enter a range of both scientific and non-scientific jobs. The study of the sciences develops good analytical and reasoning skills, and you will also have become proficient in using computers. Skills such as these are sought by a wide range of financial, business and public sector employers, so science graduates – particularly those who have good communication and interpersonal skills – are in demand. Two of the compulsory courses are residential/practical courses which allow you to develop the practical skills required for a job in the environmental science field.
Distance and Flexible learning