"UYC8102016E" . "07-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP974.00; Scotland fee: GBP974.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP974.00; Ireland fee: GBP1394.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1518.00" . "en" . "01-09-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "22-04-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "SG0752017B" . "01-02-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "" . "en" . "01-02-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-07-2018T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-02-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "MST1252016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "E2072016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "15-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "W43" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "A2172016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "U8102016K" . "05-11-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1005.00; Scotland fee: GBP1005.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1005.00; Ireland fee: GBP1423.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1551.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "21-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "DU3112016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "H800" . . "H800" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/h800.htm" . . . . . . . . . "Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates" . . "Engage with elearning or technology-enhanced learning by exploring the processes of designing, implementing and evaluating, and become a creative and effective elearning professional." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/h800.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

H800 provides you with specially written web-based teaching material, learning activities for small groups of fellow students and for you to undertake individually, support from your tutor, live discussion online and message-based forums, a dedicated website and other internet resources.

As an OU student, you can use the Open University Library website. This provides access via the internet to a wide range of online resources such as databases, full-text ejournals, reference sources, ebooks, newspapers, images and more to support your studies. You can use these to do a literature search, keep up to date with your subject, or read around a topic. Support for developing and improving your information searching skills is available on the Library website, and the Library Helpdesk is there seven days a week to provide help and advice on finding and using information.

Contact us if you would like to know more about study with The Open University before you register.

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This module is designed for current or future professionals in elearning or technology-enhanced learning. It is highly relevant if you already work in elearning in a university or college, in training, in heritage, health or non-formal learning – or if you’re considering moving into one of these areas. The module provides hands-on experience of a range of learning technologies, and enables you to explore the processes of designing, implementing and critiquing digital learning. By the end of your studies, you’ll have developed your ability to act as a creative and effective professional within the broad field of technology-enhanced learning, teaching and training.

" . "E1032016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP932.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP932.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Accounting" . "MS3272016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "D37" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . "F36" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "F36" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F36.htm" . . . . . . . . "MSc in Technology Management" . . "Carry out professionally and academically rigorous research with this MSc – ideal if you need to address technology management problems in your own organisation, or prepare for doctoral studies." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F36.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

Technology has the capability to transform products and processes and, if managed effectively, can make a significant contribution to organisational performance, economic growth and social wellbeing. This MSc will provide you with the knowledge and skills critical to making the right decisions about technology strategy, innovation and management to really make a difference to your organisation and your own professional development. It is applicable to a wide range of sectors, including IT, manufacturing, healthcare, defence, financial services, local and national government services – and throughout your studies you’ll be encouraged to apply your learning to your own particular technology context. You’ll begin by focusing on the operational aspects of managing technological innovation and change, before moving to explore a range of capabilities that are key to the strategic development and management of technological innovation. Your studies will conclude with an in-depth investigation of a technology management topic or problem of your choice.

" . "Q36" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "Q36" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q36.htm" . . . . . . . . "BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Statistics" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q36.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

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Mathematics and statistics play an important role in almost every area of life, and are at the heart of advances in science and technology. This degree will equip you with indispensable problem-solving and decision-making tools. You’ll gain a good knowledge of probability and statistics, with options to focus on modern pure mathematics or applied mathematics, mathematical methods and modelling – together with experience of using relevant software packages.
" . "KG0032016G" . "01-07-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP185.00; Scotland fee: GBP185.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP185.00; Ireland fee: GBP185.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP185.00" . "en" . "01-07-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-12-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-07-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Academic Studies in Education" . "W11" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W11.htm" . "W11" . . . . . . . "Diploma of Higher Education in Engineering" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W11.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

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Engineering plays a central role in every aspect of our lives – from the built environment, electricity generation and transport networks to smartphones and bicycles. If you’re working in engineering-related employment at a technical level and would like to boost your career, this diploma is for you. A step up from an apprenticeship, it combines academic skills with the needs of your workplace.
" . "K828" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/k828.htm" . "K828" . . . . . . . . . . . "Researching and evaluating healthcare practice" . . "This module assists you to play a leading role in healthcare improvements through an appreciation of healthcare quality, research, evidence evaluation and skill analysis." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/k828.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . "" . "

This module and all the associated study material is presented online with no print material except a printedModule Guidewhich will give you guidance on how to get started.

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Researching and evaluating healthcare practiceassists you to play a leading role in healthcare improvements through an appreciation of healthcare quality, research, evidence evaluation and skill analysis. You will conduct a series of investigations (some based on your healthcare setting, others are studied privately or with tutor group colleagues), to explore the basis for service improvement, including robust and appropriate underpinning evidence, best research practice and skill analysis. The module provides opportunities to explore the work of the researcher, look at ways to evaluate evidence, and explore approaches that can assist you to unpick skills practised locally.

" . "SXL3902017B" . "28-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-09-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "05-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "W15" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "W15" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W15.htm" . . . . . . . "Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT Practice" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W15.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

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The modern world depends on computers and IT systems to function. Gain the skills to work with them, and you’ll open up a huge variety of careers and other opportunities – from controlling processes to interfacing with customers and suppliers. This diploma is about acquiring skills and learning how to deploy them at work. Whether you want to gain confidence using and managing IT, grasp new opportunities or develop software solutions, there’s a study route for you.
" . "EE814" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/ee814.htm" . "EE814" . . . . . . . . . "Addressing inequality and difference in educational practice" . . "This module explores issues of equality within the professional practice setting by way of broad themes which apply internationally – for example, ethnicity, disability, religion and gender." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/ee814.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

All study materials are provided on the module website. This includes a Reader, the module study guide and activities, audio/video material and a range of tools to support your study, including real-time conferencing and online forums.

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Taking a critical theory approach, the module scrutinises education policy and practice, at both national and institutional levels, with regard to the way in which they inhibit or facilitate equality in society and the community.  You will be introduced to core concepts pertaining to equality and social justice within the area of ‘education’, before focusing on the key elements of a critical theory approach to investigating issues of equality, and the research tools you can employ. The module requires you to challenge your own, and others’, assumptions with a view to engaging in the process of transforming education policy and practice to effect greater equality and/or social justice.

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It will be helpful for this module, especially the independent research element in the dissertation, to have access to a research library near you. If you do not live near a university or public library with a good collection of literature on ancient Greece and Rome, the Institute of Classical Studies in London offers a postal borrowing service. You can become a member by joining either the Roman or the Hellenic Societies.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/a864.htm" . "A864" . . . . . . . . "MA Classical Studies part 2" . . "Drawing on cutting edge research, this module explores aspects such as birth, death, ancient medicine, dress and beauty in an interdisciplinary way, preparing you for the writing of your dissertation." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/a864.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "
Study materials with which you will be provided include:
  • A Module Guide, which will include information about studying at postgraduate level
  • An interactive Study Calendar, available through a dedicated website
  • Online Study Guides to introduce you to the essential resources and important issues relevant to each block of study
  • A Dissertation Guide, which will provide advice and guidance on the production and assessment of your Classical Studies dissertation
  • Electronic resources for studying of classical studies, and training in the use of these, via The Open University library.
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This module forms part 2 of the MA in Classical Studies and allows you to apply the broad skills gained in part 1 to delve more deeply into one particular subject – the ancient body – and to train and supervise you in the skills you need to write your dissertation. The first part takes you through some cutting-edge research on various aspects of the body like birth, death, sickness and beauty, all the time building up your independent research skills so that by the time you start the dissertation section, you are ready to work on your own project.
" . "BG0182016E" . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP535.00; Scotland fee: GBP535.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP535.00; Ireland fee: GBP535.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP535.00" . "en" . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "BB8462016K" . "05-11-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1505.00; Scotland fee: GBP1505.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1505.00; Ireland fee: GBP1741.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1819.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "21-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "E313" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/e313.htm" . "E313" . . . . . . . . . . "Exploring psychological aspects of athletic development" . . "Are you interested in sport and exercise psychology or working in a coaching role? This module explores the psychological factors influencing the development of participants in sport." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/e313.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

An online study guide, module textbook, module reader, online assessment resources and study planner, and website.

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In this module you will explore some of the most significant psychological factors influencing the development of participants in sport. Through critical analysis of relevant research and psychological theory, you’ll consider the psycho-developmental influences of factors, such as families, coach-athlete interactions and transitional stages, on an individual’s pathway in sport. This module is suitable for you if you have an interest in sport and exercise psychology, or are working in this field in a coaching role. While the module is focused predominantly on sports performance, it does also consider some aspects of exercise participation.

" . "F66" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . "SXM8102016K" . "05-11-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2041.00; Scotland fee: GBP2041.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP2041.00; Ireland fee: GBP2820.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP3049.00" . "en" . "01-04-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "13-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "W03" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . . "English Literature" . "S20" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/S20.htm" . "S20" . . . . . . . "Certificate in Physics" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/S20.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

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Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age – discoveries being made now will change your life, and learning physics will change the way you think about the world. This certificate provides a wide-ranging introduction to physics and its applications, covering classical mechanics, thermal physics, fields, waves, relativity, and quantum physics of solids, atoms and nuclei – setting many of them in their historical context. It also gives you a fascinating introduction to experimental physics. 
" . "E1132016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "W44" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W44.htm" . "W44" . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Diploma of Higher Education in Health Sciences" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W44.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . . . . "
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

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If you’re interested in the science behind our health – from what we can do as individuals to stay healthy, to epidemics and the spread of disease – this diploma is for you. It’s particularly relevant if you work in health-related professions, or you’re thinking about doing so. You’ll study the essential scientific concepts underpinning the function of the human mind and body; the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability; and the maintenance and improvement of health in different populations. 
" . "L2032016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP1065.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1065.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "09-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "AA3152016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Academic Studies in Education" . "Q52" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "BXR8682017E" . "06-05-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP690.00; Scotland fee: GBP690.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP690.00; Ireland fee: GBP690.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP690.00" . "en" . "01-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "21-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Social Work" . . "Primary Education" . "D1712016D" . "09-04-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP675.00; Scotland fee: GBP273.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP273.00; Ireland fee: GBP675.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP675.00" . "en" . "12-03-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-07-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "24-03-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "W37" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W37.htm" . "W37" . . . . . . . . . . . "Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W37.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
Science underpins everything we do – from mixing paint to predicting weather or performing microsurgery. If you’re curious about the world we live in, or thinking about a science degree, this Diploma is ideal. You’ll explore aspects of biology, chemistry, Earth sciences, environmental sciences, physics, astronomy and planetary science – while developing critical thinking, data analysis and problem solving skills. The Diploma is a valuable qualification in its own right, or you can use it as a stepping stone to a degree.
" . "Q67" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "T13" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/T13.htm" . "T13" . . . . . . . . . . . . "Certificate of Higher Education in Computing&IT and a second subject" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/T13.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
Ten years ago there was no Facebook or Twitter. Fifteen years ago broadband internet access at home was an unimaginable luxury. Twenty years ago you had to buy your books, music and feature films from a high street shop. How did the digital revolution begin? Where is it going? This course provides the answers – and the chance to study business, design, mathematics, applied psychology or statistics alongside.
" . . "Communication Technologies" . "BB8482017E" . "06-05-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1505.00; Scotland fee: GBP1505.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1505.00; Ireland fee: GBP1741.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1819.00" . "en" . "01-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "21-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "K24" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . "H817" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/h817.htm" . "H817" . . . . . . . . . "Openness and innovation in elearning" . . "With an emphasis on exploring innovation, you will look at both the latest developments in educational tools and current debates around the concept of openness." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/h817.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

This module provides you with a dedicated website, specially written web-based teaching material, online study groups, learning activities for small groups and for you to undertake individually, blog and wiki tools, support from your tutor, live discussion online and message-based forums and other internet resources.

As an OU student, you can use the Open University Library website. This provides access via the internet to a wide range of online resources such as databases, full-text ejournals, reference sources, ebooks, newspapers, images and more to support your studies. You can use these to do a literature search, keep up to date with your subject, or read around a topic. Support for developing and improving your information searching skills is available on the Library website, and the Library Helpdesk is there seven days a week to provide help and advice on finding and using information.

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Innovations in elearning are moving at a fast pace especially with the use of new social software tools that encourage peer supported learning and assessment. With an emphasis on exploring innovation, you will discover the latest educational communication developments, and also experience developments in open education. You will develop specific elearning and etutoring skills (including elearning activity design), conduct small-scale investigations, and use case studies, with the overall aim of incorporating or rethinking elearning activity into your own professional context. This module will introduce you to current debates around the concept of openness.

" . "M8132017E" . "01-05-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1361.00; Scotland fee: GBP1361.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1361.00; Ireland fee: GBP1779.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1907.00" . "en" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-03-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "MST224" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/mst224.htm" . "MST224" . . . . . . . . "Mathematical methods" . . "Solve real problems by transforming them into mathematical models and learning methods of solution, including differential equations, linear algebra and vector calculus." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/mst224.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Four module books, a handbook (which can be taken into the examination), optional simulations and other support material on the website, assessment materials.

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This module is designed to teach you about a variety of mathematical methods which are used in modelling through their application to solving real world problems. These methods include differential equations, linear algebra and vector calculus. You will become familiar with new mathematical skills mainly by using pencil and paper and by thinking. This module will give you a good foundation for higher-level study and is essential preparation for most OU level 3 mathematics, statistics or physics modules. To study this module you should have a sound knowledge of algebra, calculus, and geometry as provided by the appropriate OU level 1 study.

" . . "P37M" . "37 months (approx)" . "S3832016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "EE8122016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1666.00; Scotland fee: GBP1666.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1666.00; Ireland fee: GBP2445.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2674.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "15-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "T192" . . "

A scientific calculator, basic drawing equipment and a device capable of producing digital images (e.g. a smartphone, digital camera or scanner).

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "T192" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/t192.htm" . . . . . . . . "Engineering: origins, methods, context" . . . "This is an introduction to engineering and design engineering, integrating key scientific concepts, mathematical techniques and study skills needed to support further studies in engineering." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/t192.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Two module books, module handbook, assessment guide, access to the module website which includes an interactive module map, online study material and activities.

" . "

This introductory module examines the range of human activity that is ’engineering’, setting current practice in a historical context and looking forward to new developments that will help shape the future. Key scientific principles, mathematical techniques and design methodologies are introduced and explained, to equip you with a basic toolkit on which to build further study. Mathematics is presented in an engineering context to emphasise relevance and build your confidence in framing problems, addressing design challenges and formulating solutions. Reflective practice is encouraged throughout and you will have the opportunity to share and discuss aspects of your work with other students.

" . "E81" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/E81.htm" . "E81" . . . . . . . "Postgraduate Diploma in Computing" . . "Specialise by studying recommended modules, or put together your own study route from a range of computing modules – stand out from the IT crowd." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/E81.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

This flexible diploma enables computing practitioners to pursue their career goals by gaining advanced knowledge, skills and techniques; and to develop a professional approach to the study and application of computing. A wide choice of modules means you can tailor your qualification to the varied requirements of industry and your own career needs, with the option to focus on software engineering or information security and forensics in more depth. 

" . "S25" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "A873" . . "

You will need to buy the module set book:

Herbert, Trevor – Music in Words, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music £14.95 – ISBN 9781848491007 2nd edition published December 2012.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/a873.htm" . "A873" . . . . . . . . "MA Music part 1" . . "This module introduces a range of music research skills and you will consider written documents about music, musical criticism and performances in western and non-western music." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/a873.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

All the necessary teaching is included in the study material, which is delivered online. The module teaches you how to use online resources for music research (but it does not provide basic training in computer operation or word-processing skills), and you will also have unlimited access to an extensive module website that includes:

  • a wide range of some of the most valuable published online databases, usually includingNew Grove II,Grove Opera,Naxos,History Online,The Oxford English Dictionary,The International Index of Music Periodicals,The Music Index,Early English Books Online. JSTOR.
  • embedded links to a wide range of music databases and other research sites
  • other module-related activities such as tutor-student forums and an MA blog
  • direct access to other Open University online services.
" . "

This module is the first part of the MA in Music, which is taught and assessed entirely online. It introduces a wide range of music research skills in the context of the ‘digital humanities’ (the use of computers and the internet for research and study). Several topics and themes are included in the programme that will help you think in new ways about written documents about music; musical criticism; musical performances; and ethnographical approaches to music. Music databases contained in the Open University’s online library (one of the largest in the world) are central to this module. This module has a wide cultural and thematic breadth: all students engage with a range of western, non-western and popular music. The module is accessible and relevant to those who have a vocational or leisure interest in music.

" . "B2922016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP622.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP622.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-03-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "A326" . . "

You will need access to DVD and audio CD players (or a computer with DVD and CD drives) at various points during the module.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/a326.htm" . "A326" . . . . . . . . "Empire: 1492-1975" . . "Explore the astonishing impact empires (British, French, Russian, Chinese and others) have had on the development of the modern world over the last five centuries." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/a326.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . . . "" . "

Module books, other printed material, DVD and audio CD.

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Empires have had a remarkable impact on world history over the last five centuries. The six blocks of this module each focus on a particular question, from ‘What are empires?’ to ‘Why do empires end?’, considering the British Empire in detail before drawing comparisons with others, including those of France, the Netherlands, Russia, China and Spain. You’ll study a wide range of primary sources, including letters and diaries, newspapers, political papers, paintings, photographs and newsreel footage. The module is a natural choice if you have already studiedExploring history: medieval to modern 1400-1900(A200), and can be included in a range of degree programmes.

" . "KZW113" . . "
Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word and Excel).



Social work settings almost always require the use of Windows-based computers and Microsoft Office applications. Many digital literacy activities within the Social Work Programme are therefore based on the Windows operating system and on Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.



Students should ensure that they have access to the above software for the duration of the programme, and we strongly recommend that they are run on a Microsoft Windows-based computer.



For more details refer to Digital literacy and use of computing on the Social Work degree.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/kzw113.htm" . "KZW113" . . . . . . . . "Foundations for social work practice" . . "This module for Social Work students in Wales develops the foundation knowledge and skills of social work – emphasising needs assessment, and support and advocacy." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/kzw113.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

All study materials are provided.

" . "

This key introductory OU level 1 module is part of the OU degree in social work for students in Wales. It can be studied as a standalone module but to gain the degree you must successfully complete the selection process. The module will help develop your knowledge of the key roles of social work, and introduce the social work standards and codes of practice for Wales. You will also build key skills in information and communication technologies (ICT), information literacy and reflective writing.

" . "U1162016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Early Years" . "E22" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . "60" . . . "10" . . "SCQF credit. Level: 10 Value: 60" . "W13" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "K2702016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP973.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP973.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "BB845" . . "BB845" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/bb845.htm" . . . . . . . . . "Strategic human resource management" . . . . "This module explores the different aspects of human resource management and helps you understand and influence decisions regarding the management of human resources within organisations." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/bb845.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

An extensive variety of specially-written resources presented in different media (print and online) and designed exclusively for this module, audio-visual material, published articles, case-studies, a set of interactive tools to help you develop your management thinking abilities and access to the Open University library.

" . "

This module is designed to meet the needs of managers who wish to understand and be able to influence decisions regarding the management of human resources within organisations. It considers the different aspects of human resource management at a strategic level in the organisation and how this differs from the more operationally-focused personnel management. You will work collaboratively with others on strategic human resource management (SHRM) issues and problems and find, review and evaluate information relevant to key aspects of SHRM in your own professional context.

" . "F46" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F46.htm" . "F46" . . . . . . . "MSc in Engineering" . . "Our accredited MSc in Engineering builds on previous study and offers you an opportunity to research an engineering topic in depth." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F46.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Engineering is one of the most rewarding disciplines you can study. It offers tremendous variety, intellectual challenge and the high level of satisfaction that comes from problem solving. This course builds on your diploma studies by enabling you to investigate an issue or problem on a topic of professional relevance to you, and takes you a step further towards becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). It will help you develop a professional approach to your work, extend your engineering skills, and develop a range of transferable skills such as the ability to solve problems creatively, communicate effectively, manage projects and turn concepts into reality.

" . "W101" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/w101.htm" . "W101" . . . . . . . . . "An introduction to law" . . . "This module examines the role and function of a legal system by considering why laws develop, how laws are created, interpreted and applied, and what role law plays in regulating and administering justice within a society. " . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/w101.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Module website, including online study calendar and units, interactive online activities, video and audio materials and links to assessment resources. All module material is presented entirely online.

" . "

This key introductory OU level 1 law module is taught entirely online and considers the nature and role of law. It examines the role and function of a legal system by considering why laws develop, how laws  are created, interpreted and applied and the role that law plays in regulating and administering justice within a society. The relationship between law, judicial reasoning, public policy and politics is also explored. You will work through the module using a blend of online text materials, audio, video, and interactive online activities.

The key aspects of law making in England and Wales are covered, including the mechanisms created for the administration and enforcement of justice in these jurisdictions. The module also considers a number of fundamental legal concepts such as liability, culpability, evidence and sanctions.

" . . "Psychology" . "BB841" . . "BB841" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/bb841.htm" . . . . . . . . "Managing financial risk" . . . . "This module explores the nature of the risks that confront all institutions and how exposure to that risk can both be measured and managed." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/bb841.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

An extensive variety of specially written resources presented in different media (print and online) and designed exclusively for this module, audio-visual material, published articles, case-studies, a set of interactive tools to help you develop your management thinking abilities and access to the Open University library.

" . "

Managing financial riskexplores the various financial risks that confront all institutions – credit risk, liquidity and refinancing risk, interest-rate risk, foreign exchange risk and operational risk. The module then examines how these risks can be both measured and managed. It uses many recent actual examples of risk management practices adopted in the public and private sectors – some good, some bad and some very ugly. By the end of the module you should have a full appreciation of how vulnerability to financial risks arises and how you, as a manager, can contribute to their effective management within your institution.

" . "ED8412016J" . "08-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1541.00; Scotland fee: GBP1541.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1541.00; Ireland fee: GBP2320.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2549.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "15-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "S282" . . "

A scientific calculator.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available. For this module you will also need to install software provided by the OU on a disk or USB stick.

A Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system is suitable for this module. You will be required to install Microsoft Windows specific software.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Mac OS X, Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "S282" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/s282.htm" . . . . . . . . "Astronomy" . . "This introductory astronomy module looks at the structure of stars and their life cycles, galaxies and quasars, and the origin and evolution of our universe." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/s282.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Module books, other printed materials and website.

" . "

This module considers the structure, origin and evolution of stars, galaxies and the Universe as a whole, asking questions such as: How are stars born, and what happens when they die? How do galaxies form, and how do we know that the universe began in a ‘big bang’? This introduction to astronomy investigates the stars and their life cycles, galaxies and quasars, and the origin and evolution of the Universe – and how it might continue to evolve in the future. You’ll make use of computer-based resources and can undertake some straightforward project work, based on your observations of the sky. 

" . . "Art History" . . "Finance" . "A215" . . "

Audio-CD player.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "A215" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/a215.htm" . . . . . . . . "Creative writing" . . "This practical creative writing module identifies your strengths and interests, and helps you develop as a writer of fiction, poetry, biography, autobiography or travel writing." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/a215.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

Module book, audio CDs, online forums, website containing study planner, module guide, assessment materials, further links and electronic versions of the study materials.

" . "

This module takes a student-centred approach to creative writing, offering a range of strategies to help you develop as a writer. The emphasis is highly practical, with exercises and activities designed to ignite and sustain the writing impulse. The five-part module starts by showing ways of using your memory and experience and building a daily discipline. This is followed by demonstration and practice of the three most popular forms – writing fiction, writing poetry, and life writing (biography and autobiography). The concluding part aims to demystify the world of agents and publishers, teaching you how to revise and present your work to a professional standard.

" . "E22" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/E22.htm" . "E22" . . . . . . . "Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering" . . "This diploma offers professional development for engineers at postgraduate level. It’s ideal if you’re aiming towards chartership, or need an entry route to a high level engineering qualification." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/E22.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

This flexible diploma enables you to combine modules from engineering analysis and technology management to shape a qualification that suits your career aspirations. You will broaden and deepen your understanding of professional engineering, and work collaboratively on a project module. The diploma also provides a route to a masters level engineering qualification, and can help you progress towards Chartered Engineer registration.

" . "T827" . . "

You must have a broadband connection to the internet as there is a large quantity of study material that has to be accessed online.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "T827" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/t827.htm" . . . . . . . . "Optimising networks - CCNP 4" . . "This module will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills to optimise communication on large-scale data networks using Cisco equipment." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/t827.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Access to the Cisco online networking material and additional supplementary material supplied via a dedicated website, an ebook containing the main study material and access to the University’s extensive collection of online journals.The ebook is downloadable on up to four devices.

" . "

As a Cisco Academy, we can offer you the opportunity to study this Cisco Certified Network Professional course, ‘Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks’ (TSHOOT), the fourth one in the programme. Cisco Systems are worldwide leaders in networking technologies, for telecommunication, corporate and private networking. You will be provided with the knowledge, understanding and skills to troubleshoot communication on large-scale data networks using Cisco equipment and extend your research skills. You will be provided with hands-on lab experience via Netlabs™. If you successfully complete this module you should be able to progress and complete the CCNP TSHOOT certification.

" . "30" . . . "11" . . "SCQF credit. Level: 11 Value: 30" . "W15" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . . "General Computing" . "A851" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/a851.htm" . "A851" . . . . . . . . . "Issues in contemporary social and political philosophy" . . "Building on the philosophy foundation module, explore issues going beyond simply academic philosophy – citizenship, nationalism, democracy and more – developing your critical skills in the process." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/a851.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

Module books and other printed materials.

D. C. Matravers, J. E. Pike (eds) (2002)Debates in Contemporary Political Philosophy, Routledge.

There are real time online tutorials, and further support is provided by online forums and the extensive online resources of The Open University library.

" . "

Building on the philosophy postgraduate foundation module, this module explores issues with a significance that extends far beyond the boundaries of academic philosophy. You’ll look at distributive justice, liberalism versus communitarianism and the metaphysics of social explanation – and go on to examine citizenship, nationalism, punishment and democracy in the light of these themes. You’ll develop your ability to analyse philosophical texts; reflect on the process of philosophical research; and hone your skills in finding and using material. You’ll also be required to show greater independence of thought and the ability to put across a coherent case for a philosophical position.

" . "60" . . . "7" . . "SCQF credit. Level: 7 Value: 60" . "M2582016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP486.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP486.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "K1152016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Religious Studies" . "BB848" . . "BB848" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/bb848.htm" . . . . . . . . . "Leadership and management in intercultural contexts" . . . . "This module examines the conceptions of leadership and management in different cultures and the expectations these raise in different cultural settings." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/bb848.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

An extensive variety of specially-written resources presented in different media (print and online) and designed exclusively for this module, audio-visual material, published articles, case-studies, a set of interactive tools to help you develop your management thinking abilities and access to the Open University library.

" . "

Given the increasingly intercultural and globally connected nature of business, management and organisations, this module provides opportunities for you to question and reflect on your own practice and to develop ways of managing and leading which are appropriate in different national and regional settings. By offering new (cross-national) perspectives on leadership and management you are also challenged to rethink your own practices in your current setting. This module addresses issues facing managers and leaders working in intercultural contexts and supports you to develop skills, competencies and knowledge to thrive and to get the best from colleagues, partners and associates.

" . "Q91" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "W820" . . "W820" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/w820.htm" . . . . . . . . . "Exploring legal meaning" . . "This module explores the place and meaning of law in the modern world and provides a broad understanding of how law works in different contexts." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/w820.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

As well as individual support from a tutor you will have university library access (including access to legal databases), specially-written online study materials designed exclusively for this module, audio-visual material and access to a dedicated W820 website. You will also have access to the Master of Laws website.

" . "

What does law mean? Where does it come from and what does it do? This module uses a number of different perspectives to explore the place and meaning of law in the modern world. You will gain a broad understanding of how law works in different contexts and how its role can be understood from historical, social, political, and international perspectives. Throughout the module examples will be used to explore and illustrate these different perspectives. The examples range from areas such as the debate surrounding criminal responsibility of children to regulation of medical professionals and measures to tackle international corruption.

" . "C23" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . "K2402016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP932.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP932.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "TD223" . . "

A DVD player.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/td223.htm" . "TD223" . . . . . . . . . . "International development: making sense of a changing world" . . "An interdisciplinary module including key areas such as different models of development, power in the international system, the relationship between poverty, inequality and livelihoods, and the impact of conflict, technology and development." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/td223.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . "" . "

Module books, other printed materials, DVD, and website including activities, resources, podcasts and optional supplementary materials.

" . "

In this interdisciplinary module you’ll cover key areas of international development. These include: different models of development; shifting power in the international system; the relationship between poverty, inequality and livelihoods; the impact of conflict and insecurity; and the role of technology and the environment. The history of development as a process of change, the power relationships in that process and the different scales at which development takes place from transnational to local, are themes running throughout the module. These themes integrate the material – using a mix of case studies, interactive activities, text and DVD – to provide a central narrative encouraging critical appraisal and curiosity.

" . "T8282016K" . "05-11-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1361.00; Scotland fee: GBP1361.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1361.00; Ireland fee: GBP1779.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1907.00" . "en" . "01-04-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "T11" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.\n However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.\n Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/T11.htm" . "T11" . . . . . . . . . . . "Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/T11.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? This certificate is the ideal way to start. It offers a broad introduction to core science subjects while developing essential study skills. You’ll explore biology; chemistry; Earth sciences; environmental sciences; physics; and astronomy and planetary science. By the end of the course, you’ll have a valuable qualification under your belt and have taken the first step on the way to an honours degree.
" . "Q89" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "Q89" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q89.htm" . . . . . . . . . "BA (Honours) Early Childhood" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q89.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
If you currently work with children from birth to seven years, or are interested in learning more about young children’s lives and experiences, this honours degree could be what you’re looking for. Combining academic study and practice experience, this BA (Hons) Early Childhood provides an excellent foundation for careers working with young children and their families across all sectors.
" . "M811" . . "

The Nessus web-based user interface is best experienced using one of the following web browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or 10, Mozilla Firefox 15.x, Google Chrome 16.x, Opera 12.x, or Apple Safari 5.x.

Some of the web activities in this module use the HTML 5 system.  In order to display this you will need Internet Explorer 9, the latest version of Firefox or Chrome or other modern HTML 5 compliant browser.  If you have a computer with a Windows XP operating system, you will need to install Firefox or Chrome or other modern HTML 5 compliant browser for these activities, as you cannot use Internet Explorer 8.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "M811" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/m811.htm" . . . . . . . . "Information security" . . "Explore the professional and technical skills necessary to understand, document, manage and implement strategic and operational aspects of your organisation's information security." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/m811.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

This module is only presented online – there are no printed materials.

All the study materials will be available from the module website including: details of how to download and install Nessus software; three units of core texts; the continuous assessment; the end-of-module assessment and exercises and podcasts to support the teaching.

In addition you will have access to download your own copy of the module book –IT Governance: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISOO27002.

" . "

Whether in the public or private sector, it is the value invested in the information assets of a modern organisation that underpins its effectiveness and drives its profitability. In this online module you’ll explore the professional and technical skills necessary to understand, document, manage and implement strategic and operational aspects of your organisation's information security. You’ll study topics in information security risk assessment and management, as well as professionalism, home information security, and information security research. By studying this module you will better understand your organisation's information security requirements, developing your ability to deliver a fit-for-purpose information security management system.

" . "Q01" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "Q01" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q01.htm" . . . . . . . "BA (Honours) History" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q01.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
This wide-ranging course will develop and deepen your knowledge of different periods of history from around 1500 to the late twentieth century. You’ll tackle such exciting and challenging issues as power and warfare, culture and beliefs, health and medicine, imperialism, class and gender – learning the skills of the historian in studying historical materials; exploring how we understand, interpret and debate past events; and investigating a range of critical approaches.
" . . "P31M" . "31 months (approx)" . "A843" . . "

You will need access to a research library, whether a university library or very good public library.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/a843.htm" . "A843" . . . . . . . . "MA Art History part 1" . . "This module explores the foundational concepts and recent developments that have shaped art history, with reference to subjects ranging from Renaissance Italy to the contemporary Caribbean." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/a843.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

All the necessary teaching is included in the study material, which is delivered online. Links to appropriate online journals and research databases are also provided.

" . "

The purpose of this module is to build on your existing knowledge of art history and develop your analytical and research skills. It explores both the foundational concepts that have shaped art history and recent developments in the discipline, with reference to subject areas ranging from Renaissance Italy to the contemporary Caribbean. Studying it will prepare you for the dissertation moduleMA Art History part 2 where you will have the opportunity to plan, research and write an extended piece of work based on your own art-historical interests.

" . . "Astronomy&Planetary Science" . "A224" . . "

CD player, DVD player (or a computer with DVD-ROM drive), manuscript paper.

Please note that the Sibelius Student music notation software, delivered on disk, is supplied with a Sibelius Scorch browser plugin which is currently only compatible with the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 7 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 4 or above (with Firefox running in 32-bit mode).

The Sibelius Scorch browser plugin is currently not supported by Apple Safari 5.1 or Google Chrome. Mac users running OS X 10.6 or 10.7 are advised to use Firefox in 32-bit mode in order to run the Scorch plug-in. The software has not been tested with other operating systems such as Linux. Although a Linux computer may be suitable for the majority of the activities for this module we do not recommend using one for Sibelius Student music notation software as you may experience problems.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available. For this module you will also need to install software provided by the OU on a disk or USB stick.

We recommend one of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system
  • modern Linux desktop or laptop computer.

A netbook, tablet or other mobile device that supports one of the browsers listed below may be suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "A224" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/a224.htm" . . . . . . . . "Inside music" . . "This module is an introduction to the principles of music where you'll examine the fundamentals of Western music and develop a more detailed understanding of how music ‘works’." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/a224.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Books of teaching units, scores, online teaching units, audio CDs, DVD-Video,Sibelius Studentmusic notation software delivered on disk.

" . "

This module is an introduction to the principles of music, in which you will learn how music ‘works’. You’ll begin by examining the fundamental elements of Western music and comparing them with those of other musical cultures (such as India). In later units you will develop a more detailed understanding of western rhythm, melody, harmony, polyphony, instrumentation, structure and form. You will learn how to use these elements in song composition and – by the end of the module – will have written a complete song with piano accompaniment, usingSibeliusmusic notation software.

" . "BG004" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/bg004.htm" . "BG004" . . . . . . . . "Developing a strategic view" . . . . "Developing a strategic view introduces managers to the craft of strategy. Participants will learn key frameworks and tools for strategic planning, analysis and implementation." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/bg004.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "
This course is for managers who are or are likely to be involved in the process of strategy in their organisation. It will cover strategic analysis, the identification and choice of strategic options and address the challenges and pitfalls of implementing strategy. It takes a dynamic and hands on approach and through activities and case studies participants will be challenged to think about how to apply strategic frameworks and concepts to their own work context. By the end of the course you should be equipped with the tools and techniques to be effective in thinking and acting strategically. 
" . "U8102016E" . "07-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP974.00; Scotland fee: GBP974.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP974.00; Ireland fee: GBP1394.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1518.00" . "en" . "01-09-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "22-04-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Biochemistry" . "BG0172015E" . "01-05-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP295.00; Scotland fee: GBP295.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP295.00" . "en" . "01-05-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-05-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "W52" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "W52" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W52.htm" . . . . . . . . "Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Law" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W52.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; elearning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
If you’re fascinated by the legal system and why people engage in criminal behaviour, and would like to develop skills and knowledge relevant to a range of careers, this diploma is for you. You’ll explore issues such as antisocial behaviour, surveillance, security, social justice, social welfare and environmental degradation. In this diploma, you’ll also take a critical and analytical view of the role and functions of the legal system, and examine its relationship with criminal behaviour.
" . "Q82" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q82.htm" . "Q82" . . . . . . . "BSc (Honours) Forensic Psychology" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q82.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
What makes people do harm to others? What is a psychopath? How do you conduct an intervention with someone convicted of a violent crime, or help someone who has been the victim of crime? This degree explores these and many other important questions to do with psychology, crime and justice. You’ll also cover the field of psychology more broadly, gaining a window into the workings of the mind and insights into why people behave the way they do.
" . . "Sport&Fitness" . "F56" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F56.htm" . "F56" . . . . . . . "MSc in Advanced Networking" . . "Building on your Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Networking you can achieve an MSc by completing a research course using a specialist topic in this area." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F56.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

This MSc course is ideal for professionals needing knowledge and experience of advanced networking and research methods, and is also an excellent basis for further studies at doctoral level. It consists of four professional vocational modules, which include Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) materials, and either a final research project or a professional project combined with study of digital forensics – drawing together the knowledge and skills you have gained and developing the skills required to address problems systematically.

" . "SXM810" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/sxm810.htm" . "SXM810" . . . . . . . . . . "MSc project module for MSc in Medicinal Chemistry" . . "Plan and carry out an investigation of your own choice with this masters-level project module in medicinal chemistry, developing essential skills like report writing." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/sxm810.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

Web-based text, software and access to the Open University Library.

" . "

This masters-level project module, which is entirely online, is an opportunity for you to carry out an in-depth investigation into a subject of your own choice in medicinal chemistry as part of your MSc in Medicinal Chemistry (F62) studies. It must be linked to one or more knowledge-based learning objectives from eitherMolecules in medicine(S807) orConcept to clinic(S827). Your project can be literature based or involve laboratory work. You will have the support and guidance of a tutor both by email and telephone.

" . "B862" . . "B862" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/b862.htm" . . . . . . . . "Derivatives and risk management" . . . "This module introduces key tools such as derivatives and risk mapping and provides you with an understanding of how the various financial and non-financial risks faced by organisations can be managed. " . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/b862.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

An extensive variety of specially written resources presented in different media (print and online) and designed exclusively for this module. Audio-visual material, published articles, case studies and access to the Open University library.

" . "
The global financial crisis has brought into sharp focus the need for sound risk management practices in all organisations including those in the public sector. This module will provide you with an understanding of the various financial risks faced by organisations and the ways in which those risks can be managed. The module will introduce key tools such as derivatives and risk mapping and also discuss the linkages of risk management with the organisational strategic plan.  The module will also introduce enterprise risk management processes and the implications of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for financial risk management. 
" . "KYJ113" . . "

Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word and Excel).



Social work settings almost always require the use of Windows-based computers and Microsoft Office applications. Many digital literacy activities within the Social Work Programme are therefore based on the Windows operating system and on Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.



Students should ensure that they have access to the above software for the duration of the programme, and we strongly recommend that they are run on a Microsoft Windows-based computer.



For more details refer to Digital literacy and use of computing on the Social Work degree.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "KYJ113" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/kyj113.htm" . . . . . . . . "Foundations for social work practice" . . "Understand the key roles of social work, social work standards and codes of practice – and explore how they work in practice and using case studies." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/kyj113.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

All study materials are provided.

" . "

Are you interested in social work or social care? Whatever your starting point, this key introductory OU level 1 module will develop your knowledge of the key roles of social work, and introduce the social work standards and codes of practice relevant to each UK nation state. You will also build key skills in information and communication technologies (ICT), information literacy and reflective writing. This module includes a minimum10-day period of verified practice learningin a social care/social work setting, which you will be responsible for organisingand attendance at seven workshops.

" . "W59" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "B1902017E" . "01-05-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP464.00; Scotland fee: GBP230.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP230.00; Ireland fee: GBP464.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP464.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-07-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "24-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Professional Science" . "KG0012015H" . "01-08-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP185.00; Scotland fee: GBP185.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP185.00; Ireland fee: GBP185.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP185.00" . "en" . "01-08-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-08-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "Q99" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . . "General Education" . "Q07" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "K2092016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "W59" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "W59" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W59.htm" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Diploma of Higher Education in Arts and Humanities" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W59.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
This diploma of higher education encompasses a wide range of fascinating disciplines including art history, classical studies, creative writing, English language, English literature, French, German, history, music, philosophy, religious studies and Spanish. As you work through the course, you’ll develop your cultural literacy and deepen your understanding of the past – while sharpening your critical awareness and refining the skills of debate and analysis that are highly valued by employers.
" . "T24" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/T24.htm" . "T24" . . . . . . . . . . "Certificate of Higher Education in Children and Families" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/T24.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
This certificate is ideal if you want to develop your interest in health and social care in the area of work with children, young people and families; and if you’re directly engaged in this area (or hope to be) as a paid or unpaid worker or carer. It will introduce you to key issues relating to the welfare of children and young people, including how health and social care services and practices are organised.
" . "DST2062016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "Q94" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "Q94" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q94.htm" . . . . . . . "BA (Honours) Education Studies (Primary)" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q94.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
Are you interested in the education of children aged between 3 and 12? Are you thinking about pursuing a career within education or becoming a primary school teacher? This degree will give you a sound foundation for further study relevant to a range of roles within education. You'll develop your understanding of policy and practice in primary education, and gain the knowledge and skills needed to work collaboratively and equitably in a range of settings.
" . . "Business Studies" . "M248" . . "

A scientific calculator, but not one that is designed or adapted to offer any of the following facilities: Algebraic manipulation, differentiation or integration, language translation or can communicate with other devices or the internet. It also cannot have retrievable information stored in it such as databanks, dictionaries, mathematical formulae or text.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available. For this module you will also need to install software provided by the OU on a disk or USB stick.

A Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system is suitable for this module. You will be required to install Microsoft Windows specific software.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Mac OS X, Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "M248" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/m248.htm" . . . . . . . . . "Analysing data" . . "Gain an understanding of statistics, and learn to make use of basic statistical concepts on this introductory module. You’ll need a good grounding in mathematics." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/m248.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Module books, television programmes on DVD, CD-ROM, website.

" . "

This module explores basic statistical concepts for analysing and interpreting data. The emphasis is on the practical side, although the underlying theory is also included. MINITAB and other software supplied with the module are used to analyse data and develop your understanding of statistical concepts – use of a computer is therefore essential, and you’ll receive detailed guidance for all the computer activities. The module covers exploratory methods for data analysis, models for data, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression and two-variable problems. To study this module you should have mathematical competence at the level developed byEssential mathematics 1(MST124) and statistical competence at the level developed byIntroducing statistics(M140).

" . "30" . . . "2" . . "The Open University credit. Level: 2 Value: 30" . . "Finance" . . "Psychology" . . "Healthcare Practice" . "K19" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/K19.htm" . "K19" . . . . . . . . . "Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Management" . . "This postgraduate certificate introduces you to environmental management at postgraduate level and can also provide a first step towards achieving a diploma and MSc." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/K19.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

Environmental management is becoming increasingly important to everyone, whether at work, in the community or at home – from complying with environmental legislation to addressing the global challenges of climate change and energy conservation. This course addresses the everyday concerns of environmental protection, natural resource management and rapidly changing environmental legislation and policy. You will explore biophysical, social, political and economic factors from local to global level, and develop the skills you need to participate creatively in the process of improving environmental performance in your own context.

" . "W45" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "Q41" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "C20" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/C20.htm" . "C20" . . . . . . . . . . . . "Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities" . . "If you’re passionate about the arts, this postgraduate certificate offers a taste of advanced study, focusing on art history, classical studies, history, literature, music or philosophy." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/C20.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . . "" . "

If you have a passion for the arts and are looking for an intellectual challenge, this certificate course provides you with an excellent opportunity to upgrade your qualifications. You will deepen your understanding of art history, classical studies, music or philosophy, while developing advanced research and analytical skills that will give you the edge in today’s competitive jobs market and prepare you for further academic study. 

" . "B690" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b690.htm" . "B690" . . . . . . . . "Managing 3: the integration challenge" . . . . "Consolidate the key learning points from your previous management studies and integrate organisational, people, customer and financial based perspectives of the managerial role. You will attend a UK-based residential school (or study an online alternative). " . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b690.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

You will have access to the B690 website where a short module guide and additional study resources will be available.

" . "

Consolidate the key learning points from your previous management studies and integrate organisational, people, customer and financial based perspectives of the managerial role. This module is designed to be studied after completing B(ZX)628 and B(ZX)629, or may be studied at the same time as one of these modules.

" . . "Environmental Sciences" . "SG072" . . "

A basic scientific calculator.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "SG072" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/sg072.htm" . . . . . . . . "Science: sport, the science behind medals" . . . "Examine the roles that science and technology play in modern sport and develop an understanding of the scientific concepts that underpin many Olympic events." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/sg072.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

All learning materials, activities and study support are delivered entirely online.

" . "

Examine the roles that science and technology play in modern sport and develop an understanding of the scientific concepts that underpin many Olympic events.

This online course investigates a variety of sporting phenomena associated with the Olympic Games – including track and field, swimming, diving, and cycling – and the scientific concepts that athletes need to understand if they are to compete at this elite level.Science: sport, the science behind the medalsis one of a series of 100-hour flexible online courses introducing fascinating topics in science. It allows you to learn about this topic just for interest and enables you to try out a new area of study before you commit yourself to further study. You can register and begin this course at any time and will have at least 6 months to complete it.

" . "B8652016K" . "05-11-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1500.00; Scotland fee: GBP1500.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1500.00; Ireland fee: GBP1918.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2046.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "21-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "A3342016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP932.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP932.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "T32" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "Q30" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "Q30" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q30.htm" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "BA (Honours) Language Studies" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q30.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
Learning a language and about how languages work (including English) opens doors to other cultures and communities, and gives you experience of the world that goes deeper than the average tourist trip. It can also provide a key to the global workplace. This flexible degree allows you to study two modern languages (from French, German and Spanish), or one of those three languages and English – with additional options in beginners’ Chinese (Mandarin), and both beginners’ and intermediate Italian.
" . "B291" . . "

A calculator will be useful and will be required for Management accounting (B292). Spreadsheet software is useful but not essential.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available. For this module you will also need to install software provided by the OU on a disk or USB stick.

A Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system is suitable for this module. You will be required to install Microsoft Windows specific software.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Mac OS X, Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b291.htm" . "B291" . . . . . . . . . "Financial accounting" . . . . "Develop an understanding of the role and importance of accounting, of the frameworks underpinning accounting and audit practice, and the skills to prepare financial accounts." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b291.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

Seven printed texts and a website with resources to support your learning. An introductory version of Sage accounting software on CD – a software programme you may encounter when you progress to professional accountancy training.

" . "

This is the module for you if you want a route into the accountancy profession or need to gain fundamental accounting skills for a management or other role. You will gain an understanding of how financial statements are prepared and develop the skills to prepare financial statements. You will explore differences in financial accounting for different businesses, building an understanding of the frameworks underpinning accounting and audit practice. We strongly recommend that you study this module beforeManagement accounting(B292), but both modules can be studied independently.

" . "MU123" . . "

A scientific calculator. We recommend any Casio scientific calculator with 'natural display', as these enable you to key in calculations in the same order as they usually appear in written text, and have a two-line display so that you can see both your calculation and the answer. Some instructions for using the Casio fx-83ES, and compatible models, are provided in the study materials. Any other scientific calculator is also acceptable provided that you know how to use it before the module starts, and you have access to the appropriate calculator manual (these are often available to download from the manufacturer’s website). Please note that you do not need to have a graphics or programmable calculator to study this module.

(If you have studied Science, technology and maths Access module (Y033), you can use the calculator from that module providing you have access to the manual.)

You will require access to the internet at least once a week to download resources and assignments, keep up to date with news and to access the interactive computer-marked assignments (iCMAs).

A headset with a microphone and earphones is recommended in order to participate fully in online tutorials.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "MU123" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/mu123.htm" . . . . . . . . "Discovering mathematics" . . . "Introduces and helps integrate key ideas from statistics, algebra, geometry and trigonometry into your everyday thinking to build your confidence in learning and using mathematics." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/mu123.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Books, DVD, and a dedicated website containing online activities and resources.

" . "

This key introductory OU level 1 module provides a gentle start to the study of mathematics. It will help you to integrate mathematical ideas into your everyday thinking and build your confidence in using and learning mathematics. You’ll cover statistical, graphical, algebraic, trigonometric and numerical concepts and techniques, and be introduced to mathematical modelling. Formal calculus is not included and you are not expected to have any previous knowledge of algebra. The skills introduced will be ideal if you plan to study more mathematics modules, such asEssential mathematics 1(MST124). It is also suitable for users of mathematics in other areas, such as computing, science, technology, social science, humanities, business and education.

" . "TU8742016E" . "07-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1511.00; Scotland fee: GBP1511.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1511.00; Ireland fee: GBP1931.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2055.00" . "en" . "01-10-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-03-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "60" . . . "" . . "The Open University credit. Level: Value: 60" . "BB8422016E" . "07-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1592.00; Scotland fee: GBP1592.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1592.00; Ireland fee: GBP1855.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1944.00" . "en" . "01-09-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "22-04-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "E79" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/E79.htm" . "E79" . . . . . . . . . "Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management" . . "This postgraduate diploma is designed to help you meet the challenges of environmental management in the context of sustainable development." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/E79.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

If you’re interested in designing and participating in more effective environmental management, this diploma is for you. It’s suitable for a wide range of contexts, from government, commerce and industry to voluntary, local and community organisations. You will consider the everyday concerns of environmental protection, natural resource management and rapidly changing environmental legislation and policy, in global and local contexts – gaining the skills you need to unpack the issues and play an active and creative role in the process of improving environmental performance, in all sectors of society.

" . . "P34M" . "34 months (approx)" . . "P41M" . "41 months (approx)" . . "Chinese" . "Q46" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q46.htm" . "Q46" . . . . . . . . "BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q46.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree course will give you an understanding of how people learn mathematics, and an insight into different teaching approaches. Designed primarily with teachers – or aspiring teachers – in mind, it will develop your knowledge and understanding of the teaching of mathematics and statistics, and broaden your ideas about what it means to learn and use mathematics. 
" . "S175" . . "

A basic scientific calculator.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/s175.htm" . "S175" . . . . . . . . . "The frozen planet" . . . . "This short, flexible 10-credit module explores the wonder of the polar world and explains how ice has shaped – and controls – our planet." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/s175.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

OU study book, study guide, online video and audio activities, interactive map software, website.

" . "

At any one time during the year, ice and snow cover over one-third of our planet. This course explores the wonder of the polar world and explains how ice has shaped – and controls – our planet.The frozen planetis one of a series of short, five month 10-credit modules introducing fascinating topics in science. With a choice of start dates it enables you to try out an area of study before you commit yourself to a longer module, or top up your knowledge and skills between longer modules.

" . "T04" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "F04" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . "T8052016E" . "07-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1388.00; Scotland fee: GBP1388.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1388.00; Ireland fee: GBP1808.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1932.00" . "en" . "01-10-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-03-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "T849" . . "T849" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/t849.htm" . . . . . . . . . "Strategic capabilities for technological innovation" . . . "This module draws on a range of theoretical perspectives from both strategic and innovation management to produce a multi-layered, practical, approach to strategic management of technological innovation." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/t849.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

The study material is provided wholly online. Online databases for literature searching will be accessible via the OU Library website. Further resources (such as examples of research of relevance to your discipline) are also available via the module website. You will use online forums, wikis and podcasts during your study.

" . "

The need for ongoing technological innovation has become a strategic necessity for many organisations. Even in traditionally stable sectors the option of maintaining the status quo is seldom viable. This creates challenges for how organisations acquire and manage the resources and capabilities necessary for effective approaches to innovation and create and maintain contexts that support strategic action. This online module draws on material from the resource-based view of organisations and strategic and innovation management more generally to produce a multi-layered, practical, approach to the development and management of technological innovation. It is suitable for anyone interested in developing or improving their skills and expertise in this area.

" . . "International Law" . . "Biochemistry" . "E08" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . "S8072017B" . "28-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2041.00; Scotland fee: GBP2041.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP2041.00; Ireland fee: GBP2820.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP3049.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "10-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "E2332016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-03-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "B292" . . "

Spreadsheet software is essential.

A scientific calculator is essential. We recommend any Casio scientific calculator with 'natural display'. These enable you to key in calculations in the same order as they usually appear in written text, and have a two-line display so that you can see both your calculation and the answer. Some instructions for using the Casio fx-83ES, and compatible models, are provided in the study materials. Any other scientific calculator is also acceptable provided that you know how to use it before the module starts, and you have access to the appropriate calculator manual (these are often available to download from the manufacturer’s website).

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b292.htm" . "B292" . . . . . . . . "Management accounting" . . . . "Develop your understanding of the fundamental principles, practices, techniques and limitations of management accounting and apply your knowledge to a range of issues and problems." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b292.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Seven printed texts and a website with resources to support your learning.

" . "

If you require a substantial grounding in the fundamentals of management accounting in different organisations and environments, this is the module for you. You will gain an applied knowledge and understanding of the purpose, principles and scope of management accounting. The module is designed for anyone interested in the role of management accounting in financial management, but is particularly suitable if you wish to qualify as a professional accountant. We strongly recommend that you study Financial accounting (B291) before this module, but both modules can be studied independently. 

" . "ME6202016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP507.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP507.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-03-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "F64" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F64.htm" . "F64" . . . . . . . . "Master of Laws" . . "This LLM is suitable for both law and non-law graduates and for working in either a legal or academic career." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F64.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "
This qualification is designed to consider the role and place of law in an increasingly globalised world, and is suitable for law and non-law graduates as well as lawyers wanting to develop their interests. It takes a critical legal approach to study, using different perspectives and case studies to illustrate, explore, compare and contextualise topical legal issues. You will explore the interaction of law, law making bodies, institutions and regulators in an international context, the role and function of law in an increasingly global society, and the role of states, international institutions and multi-national companies. You will also consider contemporary legal issues such as corporate social responsibility, trans-national crime, humanitarian aid and security. 
" . "BG0072016B" . "01-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP295.00; Scotland fee: GBP295.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP295.00" . "en" . "01-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-07-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Environmental Management" . "T889" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/t889.htm" . "T889" . . . . . . . . . "Problem solving and improvement: quality and other approaches" . . . . "This module focuses on the practical application and deeper understanding of many of the methods and techniques associated with modern quality management and systems thinking." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/t889.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Module books and other printed materials, website, electronic materials, Minitab statistical software, visual material supplied on a DVD.

" . "

Problem solving is a necessary activity for all organisations. However, it is frequently ineffective: chronic problems that were supposedly solved re-emerge, and opportunities remain unrealised. Although many organisations have had early successes with mechanisms for problem solving and improvement, these have often foundered over time. This module provides a wide range of problem solving approaches, methods and techniques and examines their underpinning concepts, principles and theoretical backgrounds. It will enable you to investigate problems properly; and generate robust, effective solutions that are sustainable. The module also explores the nature of problems and solutions, and the management of problem solving and improvement.

" . "F27" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . "T29" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "R14" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "30" . . . "" . . "SCQF credit. Level: Value: 30" . . "History" . "L185" . . "

You will need a headset with a microphone and earphones to record audio files as part of your assessment for this module.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "L185" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/l185.htm" . . . . . . . . . "English for academic purposes online" . . "Develop the specific language skills you need for successful academic study in English." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/l185.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

A website with online materials and activities and a book containing resource texts. 

" . "

This predominantly online module aims to develop the communication skills you need for successful academic study in English. Throughout the module, you will work with a wide range of texts from different subject areas. By exploring such a range of areas you will develop your academic English whatever your chosen field. You will use your knowledge and experience as you explore ways of reading and writing academic texts. You will also develop your academic listening and speaking skills in an online environment.

" . "S295" . . "

Ingredients to make dough (flour, water, 2 colours of food dye, preferably yellow and red), basic outdoor clothing and footwear for fieldwork and a Lab book.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/s295.htm" . "S295" . . . . . . . . "The biology of survival" . . "This innovative module covers the biology and diversity of organisms from an evolutionary perspective and how adaptation in physiology and behaviour contributes to their survival. " . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/s295.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

This module does not have any printed material. All teaching material and supporting assets such as video, audio, computer interactive activities, Digital Literacy (stage 2) activities, links to other resources such as internal and external websites are embedded within the VLE texts of the module.

There are eBook downloadable versions of the Module guide, Introduction, 11 individual topics and Investigative Biology. As well as a glossary, assignments, specimen exam paper and answers, forums and other resources all provided via a dedicated website.

" . "

The biology of survival is an innovative on-screen module covering the biology and diversity of whole organisms from an evolutionary perspective. Interactions between diverse examples of cooperating and/or competing organisms, including predators and prey, are explored along with their changing environments. Various plants, animals and fungi are used to illustrate how adaptation in the physiology and behaviour of organisms contributes to survival. An important component is an investigative strand, in which you will undertake real and virtual experiments. Through this study and investigative combination, you will develop practical and analytical skills using at-home and on-screen interactive experiments to generate and analyse your own unique data sets.

" . "A8632016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1920.00; Scotland fee: GBP1920.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1920.00; Ireland fee: GBP2699.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2928.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "15-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "P20M" . "20 months (approx)" . "BG0152015E" . "01-05-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP295.00; Scotland fee: GBP295.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP295.00" . "en" . "01-05-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-05-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "E68" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . "EE818" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/ee818.htm" . "EE818" . . . . . . . . . . "Language, literacy and learning" . . "This module is for people interested in exploring English language,literacy learning and teaching in today’s world with its increasing linguistic and cultural diversity and rapid technological development." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/ee818.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

With the exception of the set book, which must be purchased, all study materials are provided on the module website. This includes the module study guide and activities, audio/video material and a range of tools to support your study, including real-time conferencing and online forums.

There is the option for students to download and install a corpus linguistic programme (AntConc), but this is not a requirement to pass the module. This is supplied by a third-party website and will not be supported by the OU.

" . "
This module is for people interested in exploring English language, literacy learning and teaching in today’s world with its increasing linguistic and cultural diversity and rapid technological development. The module uses key current ideas and debates, together with audio-visual examples of practice from different language contexts, to explore new and more effective ways of helping students to learn language/English, to learn through language/English and to learn about language/English. It is designed for people teaching English, either as a first, additional or foreign language, for those teaching through English and also for those who are more generally interested in the role of language in education. 
" . "SXG3902017B" . "28-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-09-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "05-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "Q43" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q43.htm" . "Q43" . . . . . . . . "BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q43.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
What makes us happy? Do humans display irrational biases? How can I, a mere physical being, have thoughts and emotions? How does science progress and can I trust it? By what moral authority does the state rule over me? Who should get what? Is there a God? This fascinating course explores how we seek the answers to profound questions about ourselves, our minds, our behaviour, and our place in the social and physical universe.
" . "MST1242017B" . "28-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-09-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "05-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "L161" . . "L161" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/l161.htm" . . . . . . . . . "Exploring languages and cultures" . . "This module introduces key concepts relating to languages, language learning and plurilingualism. You will develop intercultural skills and language awareness to support and complement language-specific studies." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/l161.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . "" . "

Four books and a dedicated website with additional online activities and audio-visual resources. As a registered language student you have automatic access to an online forum, where you can communicate with fellow-students.

" . "

This introductory OU level 1 module is designed to introduce key concepts relating to languages, language learning, plurilingualism and intercultural communication. It will help you develop intercultural skills and language awareness to support and complement the language skills that are covered in language-specific modules. Study resources include printed materials and a dedicated website with online activities which support independent learning. Together, they will introduce you to some of the elements that define studying modern foreign languages and English language studies.  

" . "10007773" . . . . . . . . . . . . . "The Open University" . "http://www.open.ac.uk/" . "BYFL1002016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP932.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP932.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "A230" . . "

The ability to play DVDs and CDs.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/a230.htm" . "A230" . . . . . . . . "Reading and studying literature" . . "This module will introduce you to the study of English literature by looking at a selection of texts from the Renaissance to the present day offering a stimulating mix of classic texts and less well-known works from a range of genres." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/a230.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Three books (as described above), additional literary texts, audio CDs, a DVD, website containing module guide, study planner, study guide, assessment materials, online exercises, audio and visual recordings and electronic versions of the three books.

" . "

Reading and studying literaturebuilds on the introductory modules in arts and humanities,The arts past and present(AA100), and Voices, texts andmaterial culture(A105).It will introduce you to the study of English literature by looking at a selection of texts from the Renaissance to the present day. The module offers a stimulating mix of classic texts and less well-known works from a range of genres, including drama, poetry and prose fiction as well as autobiography, travel-writing and film. An overarching concern of the module is the uses we make in the present of the literature of the past.

" . . . "Undergraduate" . "A8162016E" . "07-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1840.00; Scotland fee: GBP1840.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1840.00; Ireland fee: GBP2571.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2764.00" . "en" . "01-09-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "05-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "TU8742016K" . "05-11-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1422.00; Scotland fee: GBP1422.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1422.00; Ireland fee: GBP1840.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1968.00" . "en" . "01-04-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "B1222016D" . "02-04-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1350.00; Scotland fee: GBP495.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP495.00; Ireland fee: GBP1350.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1350.00" . "en" . "12-03-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "10-03-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "E2192016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP932.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP932.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "E233" . . "

The facility to play a DVD.

Although it is not essential, we recommend that you have a broadband internet connection for this module in order to get the most out of the website activities and to participate in online tutorials.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/e233.htm" . "E233" . . . . . . . . . . "Sport and exercise psychology: a case study approach" . . "Increase your understanding of psychological issues in sport and exercise by exploring key topics including self-confidence, group dynamics, the psychology of injury and exercise dependence." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/e233.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

A study guide, module textbook, DVD, online assessment guide and study planner, and website.

" . "

In this module you will explore common psychological issues in sport and exercise, and learn to recognise situations where psychological theory can be applied in real-life cases. Research summaries are used alongside case studies to help you engage with recent literature. You’ll cover some of the key topics in sport and exercise psychology such as: anxiety; self-confidence; concentration; group dynamics; the psychology of injury; exercise dependence; and mental skills training used by psychologists. This module is suitable if you have a general interest in sport and exercise psychology, or are working in the field in roles such as exercise instruction or sports coaching.

" . "F30" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "General Design" . "T8892016K" . "01-11-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1361.00; Scotland fee: GBP1361.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1361.00; Ireland fee: GBP1779.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1907.00" . "en" . "01-04-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . "Postgraduate" . "M835" . . "

We recommend that you have access to the internet at least once a week during the module and would like to point out that vital material, such as your assignments, will be delivered online.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available. For this module you will also need to install software provided by the OU on a disk or USB stick.

A Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system is suitable for this module. You will be required to install Microsoft Windows specific software.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Mac OS X, Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/m835.htm" . "M835" . . . . . . . . . "Fractal geometry" . "This module examines the theory of fractals – whose geometry cannot easily be described in classical terms – and studies examples to which it can be applied." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/m835.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Module notes, other printed materials, CD-ROM and computer notes (for optional use).

" . "

In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the mathematics of fractals – sets whose geometry cannot easily be described in classical terms. There’s no simple definition but all fractals have a highly intricate structure. Many fractals contain copies of themselves at many different scales, and computer pictures have shown that such sets (which are often very beautiful) are a very good representation of shapes of natural phenomena such as clouds, mountains and ferns. This module deals with the theory of fractals and their geometry, and looks at examples to which the theory can be applied.

" . "BG006" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/bg006.htm" . "BG006" . . . . . . . . "Finance for non-financial managers" . . . . "This course will enable managers to use financial techniques in managerial decision making and to become more confident about dealing with finance professionals in their organisation." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/bg006.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "
This course is designed to help managers understand how the decisions they make will affect the financial performance of their organisation. The materials and activities are designed to help you demystify the jargon of finance and to understand and use a range of different financial techniques to improve your abilities as a manager. You will look at the different financial reporting statements and financial measures to improve performance. You will learn about different mechanisms of costing and financial methods such as budgeting to assist in planning and controlling performance. Throughout this course you will be asked to relate your studies to your own work context.
" . "M2082016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "S1752017D" . "01-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP464.00; Scotland fee: GBP170.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP170.00; Ireland fee: GBP464.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP464.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-09-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "23-03-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "T8792017E" . "01-05-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1333.00; Scotland fee: GBP1333.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1333.00; Ireland fee: GBP1751.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1879.00" . "en" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-03-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "W43" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W43.htm" . "W43" . . . . . . . . . . . "Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/W43.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
Mathematics and statistics are vital to modern society, from everyday tasks to economic policy and the latest advances in science and technology. They’re also indispensable to problem solving and decision making in a wide range of situations. This diploma course will give you a thorough grounding in the fundamentals, and the chance to concentrate on mathematics (pure and applied), or mathematics with statistics – depending on your needs and interests.
" . "BG005" . . "BG005" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/bg005.htm" . . . . . . . . "Developing your leadership style" . . . . "This course will help you think about different approaches to leadership and how to apply them to your working context. " . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/bg005.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "
All learning materials, exercises, study support and the work-based activity are delivered entirely online.
" . "
Developing a leadership style which is appropriate for your own context can be challenging. Leadership theories and ideas change over time and it can be difficult to know which to apply to your own practice. This course focuses on the introduction and evaluation of different leadership theories and styles which will enable you to understand how leadership is demonstrated within you own organisation and how your own leadership practice can be developed. It is suitable for managers in all sectors, at both first line and middle management levels. It will be particularly relevant for new managers but can also benefit experienced managers without previous management training.  
" . "T879" . . "T879" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/t879.htm" . . . . . . . . . . "Conflict and development" . . . "Combining theoretical concepts with practical tools, this module explores the causes of conflict, the impact conflicts have on development, and actions that can help mitigate conflicts." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/t879.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

This module is presented online. All study materials will be available on the module website, including video sequences and online activities.

" . "

Conflict is found in all societies and takes a variety of forms. Any development intervention must deal with both the causes of conflict and its consequences. Additionally, some development interventions themselves generate conflict within societies. This online module addresses the multi-faceted nature of conflict: the complex causes, the diverse impacts conflicts have on development, and the range of actions that can help mitigate conflicts. By equipping development managers and others working on or in conflict situations with both analytical and practical tools, the module will help them to intervene in ways that are sensitive to these complex contexts.

Note: you will be required to take part in a virtual group activity – the Conflict Mediation Simulation – during study weeks 15 and 16 

" . "Q64" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . . "" . "M821" . . "

We recommend that you have access to the internet at least once a week during the module and would like to point out that vital material, such as your assignments, will be delivered online.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "M821" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/m821.htm" . . . . . . . . . "Nonlinear ordinary differential equations" . . "Relevant to scientists, engineers and mathematicians, this introduction to basic theory and simpler approximation schemes covers systems with two degrees of freedom." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/m821.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Module notes, other printed materials.

" . "

Relevant to scientists and engineers as well as mathematicians, this introduction to basic theory and simpler approximation schemes covers systems with two degrees of freedom. It introduces the geometric aspects of the two-dimensional phase space, the importance of fixed points and how they can be classified, and the notion of a limit cycle. You’ll develop schemes to approximate the solutions of autonomous and non-autonomous equations to understand how these solutions behave. Periodically forced nonlinear oscillators and nonlinear oscillators with periodically time-varying parameters leading to parametric resonances are discussed, along with the stability of these solutions and tests for obtaining stability.

" . "S3152016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP932.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP932.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "M8212016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP927.00; Scotland fee: GBP927.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP927.00; Ireland fee: GBP1345.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1473.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "12-08-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "B6292017D" . "01-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP622.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP622.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-09-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "02-03-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "T2152016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP918.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP918.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "E218" . . "E218" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/e218.htm" . . . . . . . . . "Leading work with young people in practice" . . "This hands-on, work-based module focuses on effective leadership and management practice in working with young people, and develops your practical and analytical skills." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/e218.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Online study guides, online supplementary materials, website and a set of electronic module resources.

" . "

This module explores how you can use your practical experiences, and the knowledge you have gained from your OU level 1 study, to develop the practical and analytical skills needed to lead and manage work with young people. In addition, you’ll be encouraged to take a critical and reflective approach towards your work and your continuing professional development. You must meet the minimum requirement of five hours face-to-face contact with young people per week in an appropriate setting; undertake work in an additional work-based learning setting; obtain your organisation’s permission to do work-based learning; and attend a face-to-face day school (or online alternative learning experience).

" . "Q89" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "T01" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "Q64" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q64.htm" . "Q64" . . . . . . . . . . . "BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q64.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.\n As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course materials; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand the science behind the important issues that feature in the news? Whether you’re keen to study a specific area of science, or you’re not yet sure where your interests lie, this degree is for you. You can choose a broad study route where you select modules in areas of interest to you or a specialist route in biology, chemistry, Earth sciences, environmental science, physics, or astronomy and planetary science. Your choice of specialism will be included in the name of your degree, for example, BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences (Chemistry).
" . "T8782016E" . "07-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1333.00; Scotland fee: GBP1333.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1333.00; Ireland fee: GBP1753.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1877.00" . "en" . "01-10-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-03-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "BG0142016E" . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP295.00; Scotland fee: GBP295.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP295.00" . "en" . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "MST3262016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "B8592017E" . "06-05-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1500.00; Scotland fee: GBP1500.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1500.00; Ireland fee: GBP1918.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2046.00" . "en" . "01-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "21-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "W340" . . "

You will need to record an oral presentation as part of your assessed work on this module. We strongly recommend that you use a headset with a microphone, as using an external or integrated microphone and speakers could result in a poor-quality recording.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 10 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "W340" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/w340.htm" . . . . . . . . "Law, society and culture" . . "This module engages in an interdisciplinary exploration of the relationship between law, society and culture using a variety of cutting edge examples. " . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/w340.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "
The module is taught online. You will have access to all module materials via the module website. 
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Law plays a role in all aspects of our everyday life. In this module, you will explore the relationships between law, society and culture. You will explore these themes through the lens of diverse and cutting edge issues. You will have a unique opportunity to shape your pathway through the module by choosing the theme of your final block of study focusing either on “law and humanities” or on “law and sciences”. The module will also equip you with a range of legal and transferable skills necessary for further independent study as well as for your personal and professional life.   
" . "A3332016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Geology" . "B8642017E" . "06-05-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1500.00; Scotland fee: GBP1500.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1500.00; Ireland fee: GBP1918.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2046.00" . "en" . "01-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "21-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "BG017" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/bg017.htm" . "BG017" . . . . . . . . . . "The NHS: structure, decision making and your service" . . . "This module is for health professionals working within the health service and looks at some of the wider NHS structures, systems and decision-making processes." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/bg017.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

All learning materials, exercises, study support and work-based activity are delivered entirely online.

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This 25-hour online course is aimed at doctors, nurses or allied health professionals working within the health service at various stages in their careers. This course examines some of the wider NHS structures, systems of governance and decision-making processes that shape the way clinical services are resourced, supported and held to account. To obtain the maximum benefit, you should previously have completed three 25-hour online courses, entitledIntroduction to clinical leadership(BG014),Developing yourself for clinical leadership(BG015) andDeveloping and strengthening clinical teams(BG016). However, this course can also be usefully studied on its own.

" . "B301" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b301.htm" . "B301" . . . . . . . . . "Making sense of strategy" . . "Explore the origins and development of strategy as a subject and how organisations and individuals try to interpret and exploit opportunities and strive for success." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b301.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Module books, study guide, other printed materials, website with audio resources.

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The fascinating world of strategy – from its origins and development as a subject to the controversies that dominate contemporary strategic debate – is introduced in this module. It’s relevant to anyone interested in how organisations and individuals make sense of the world and strive for success. You’ll develop skills in clear thinking, independent enquiry and collaborative working as you analyse and apply the ideas and approaches that have done most to influence how strategy is conceived and carried out in today’s organisations, whether commercial or not-for-profit, locally, nationally and internationally. You’ll take part in an online collaboration with other students for three weeks during February.

" . "F71" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . "H8102016I" . "03-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1208.00; Scotland fee: GBP1208.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1208.00; Ireland fee: GBP1626.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1754.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "19-08-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "M836" . . "

We recommend that you have access to the internet at least once a week during the module and would like to point out that vital material, such as your assignments, will be delivered online.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "M836" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/m836.htm" . . . . . . . . "Coding theory" . . "Explore the theory of error-detecting and error-correcting codes, investigate the bounds of these codes, and discover how they can be used in real situations." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/m836.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Module notes, other printed materials.

" . "

This module deals with the theory of error-detecting and error-correcting codes. In particular, it investigates their constraints and bounds, and introduces a wide variety of linear and nonlinear codes – together with associated encoding and decoding procedures. You’ll analyse the structure and properties of these codes, investigate links between the theory of error-correcting codes and other mathematical structures, and examine the applicability of codes to real situations. You’ll also look at the concepts of optimal and perfect codes, and examine a wide variety of codes, including some constructed from other mathematical structures.

" . "Q61" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q61.htm" . "Q61" . . . . . . . . . "BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q61.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
Design and innovation have a huge impact on society well beyond the creative industries – finding solutions to problems that affect every aspect of our lives. This ground-breaking course features online design studios, social networking, and inspiring study materials, and each module has a significant practical component. Alongside design and innovation you will study a complementary subject – choosing from arts, business, engineering or environment – to gain knowledge and skills that will be useful in a wide range of careers. 
" . "DD2062016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "S294" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/s294.htm" . "S294" . . . . . . . . "Cell biology" . . "Explore the origins of cells and the generation of cell diversity, as well as the common features of cellular structure and function – how they obtain energy, synthesise new molecules, communicate, proliferate and survive.  " . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/s294.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Three printed books. Study guide, activities, glossary, assignments, forums and other resources all provided via a dedicated website.

" . "

Cell biologyexplores the fascinating and diverse world of cells, from single-celled micro-organisms to the specialised cells that form complex tissues in plants and animals. It develops the key aspects of cell and molecular biology introduced inExploring science(S104) andScience and health: an evidence-based approach(SDK100). The origins of cells and the generation of cell diversity, as well as the common features of cellular structure and function – how they obtain energy, synthesise new molecules, communicate, proliferate and survive – are explored. There is an emphasis on the fundamental importance of cell biology in modern science, particularly in relation to cell technologies and health.

" . "L1942016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP496.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP496.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-07-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "B7162017E" . "06-05-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP5196.00; Scotland fee: GBP5196.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP5196.00; Ireland fee: GBP5975.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP6204.00" . "en" . "01-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-04-2018T00:00:00Z"^^ . "21-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Social Policy" . "DB1232017B" . "28-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-09-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "05-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "A3262016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Italian" . "BG0032016B" . "01-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP295.00; Scotland fee: GBP295.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP295.00" . "en" . "01-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-07-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "B203" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b203.htm" . "B203" . . . . . . . . . . . . "Business functions in context" . . "A practice-based module about how five essential organisational functions – human resources; marketing; operations management; information management; and accounting and finance – operate and integrate within business." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b203.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . "" . "

The seven blocks are delivered on the module website and include links to various essential resources including outside websites. These blocks are also provided in a print-friendly format. You will also receive five printed textbooks.

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This module focuses on the essential organisational functions of human resources; marketing; operations management; information management; and accounting and finance. You will examine their key practices, processes and thinking, and their contributions to organisations and their operations – with an emphasis on practice-based learning. You will explore activities undertaken by functional specialists, and develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, numeracy, information literacy, and written and oral communication. By the end of the module, you’ll understand how and why distinct business functions have developed and how they are integrated; their structure and operations in different contexts; and their role in organisations’ interactions with their environments.

" . "M140" . . "

A scientific calculator – we recommend any one that has basic statistical functions, such as mean and standard deviation, and that you know how to use it before the module starts. You will need a few household items to carry out a small experiment for one of the units of study.

You will require access to the internet at least once a week to download resources and assignments, keep up to date with news and to access the interactive computer-marked assignments (iCMAs).

You will also need access to a computer to run the Minitab software at least once in most of the study units and to answer assignment questions. The module is designed so that use of Minitab can be deferred to the end of each unit.

We also recommend that you have a headset with a microphone and earphones so that you can participate fully in online tutorials.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available. For this module you will also need to install software provided by the OU on a disk or USB stick.

A Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system is suitable for this module. You will be required to install Microsoft Windows specific software.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Mac OS X, Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/m140.htm" . "M140" . . . . . . . . "Introducing statistics" . . . "Learn statistical tools and quantitative methods, covering topics such as summarising data; examining relationships; randomness and sampling distributions; probability; testing hypotheses; and estimation." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/m140.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Books, DVD, the software package Minitab 17, and a dedicated website containing online activities and resources.

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Today, more than ever, statistics is part of our lives. From this key introductory module you will learn how to use basic statistical tools and quantitative methods that are useful in business, government, industry, medicine, the economy, and most academic subjects. Topics covered include: summarising data; examining relationships; randomness and sampling distributions; probability; testing hypotheses; and estimation. Using data from a range of applications, you’ll learn practical statistical techniques and fundamental principles, as well as using software and a calculator to analyse data. The skills introduced will be ideal if you plan to study more mathematics modules or if you encounter data in another subject or your daily life.

" . "Q76" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q76.htm" . "Q76" . . . . . . . . "BSc (Honours) Sport, Fitness and Coaching" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q76.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
If you’re an aspiring or practising leader of sport or fitness activities, this course will increase your effectiveness and skills, and develop your understanding of sports science, training, coaching and leadership principles. It takes a highly practical approach, applying science and theory to practice through activities and case studies, and by reflecting on real and potential work situations.
" . . "General Computing" . "B8582016K" . "05-11-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1500.00; Scotland fee: GBP1500.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1500.00; Ireland fee: GBP1918.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2046.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "21-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "BG0132017B" . "01-02-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "" . "en" . "01-02-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-07-2018T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-02-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Environmental Sciences" . "K209" . . "

A DVD player.

Access to a digital camera (or mobile phone with a digital camera).

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "K209" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/k209.htm" . . . . . . . . . . "Youth justice: theory, research and practice" . . "Explores how theory influences policy and practice in the youth justice system and helps people working in youth justice become effective practitioners in this field." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/k209.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

Module guide, assessment guide, five study blocks, two source books, two DVDs and a website.

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This module is designed for both people working in youth justice and those with an interest in this area. It explores the relationship between theory, research and practice, and how these impact on young people within the justice system. If you’re working (or you intend to work) as a volunteer or professional, you’ll be able to apply your learning directly, and to improve your practice and that of your agency or team. If not, you’ll gain valuable insight into the policy and debate within youth justice and associated services.

" . . "Youth Studies" . . "Environmental Sciences" . "BG0202017B" . "01-02-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "" . "en" . "01-02-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-07-2018T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-02-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "General Law" . "T213" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/t213.htm" . "T213" . . . . . . . . "Energy and sustainability" . . "Can nuclear power, carbon capture and storage or renewable energy sources provide solutions to the problem of global warming? Explore the issues linked to energy and sustainability." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/t213.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Core textbook Everett, B., Boyle, G., Peake, S. and Ramage, J. (2012)Energy Systems and Sustainability, Power for a Sustainable Future(2nd edn). All other study materials including study guides, assignments, audio podcast and videos will be available via the module website.

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Are fossil fuels running out? Can nuclear power, carbon capture and storage or renewable energy sources provide solutions to the problem of global warming? How can we provide clean, safe, sustainable energy supplies for the UK, and the world, despite increasing population levels and affluence? In this module you will look at the basic principles underlying the design and efficient use of energy and energy supply systems. Using a range of study materials and online activities, you will learn to use the appropriate scientific and mathematical techniques applied to energy related issues.

" . "H8192017D" . "01-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1208.00; Scotland fee: GBP1208.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1208.00; Ireland fee: GBP1626.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1754.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "17-03-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "T8482017E" . "01-05-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1361.00; Scotland fee: GBP1361.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1361.00; Ireland fee: GBP1779.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1907.00" . "en" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-03-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "Q74" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "B865" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/b865.htm" . "B865" . . . . . . . . . "Managing research in the workplace" . . "This module provides students with an introduction to research skills in order for them to complete a live, work-related research project." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/b865.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "
An extensive variety of specially written resources presented  and designed exclusively for this module. Audio-visual material, published articles, case studies and access to the Open University library. 
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This module will provide students with an introduction to research skills in order for them to complete a live, work-related research project.  As part of the research report to be completed during the module they are expected to select and critically review the literature relevant to a chosen topic, select appropriate research methods, use these to carry out a systematic analysis and write up the findings in a credible and professional research report. They will also be asked to write a reflective account of their learning in this applied research exercise.
" . "M1402016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "X03" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "Q68" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q68.htm" . "Q68" . . . . . . . . . . . . "Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q68.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
If you work in computing and IT and have already completed a foundation degree or equivalent, this degree course tops up your knowledge and skills to honours degree level, putting you in a strong position to develop a fulfilling career in information technology and related fields. It will also enable you to engage professionally with challenges such as the specification, design, deployment and management of computing and IT systems. 
" . "SK1852016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP464.00; Scotland fee: GBP170.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP170.00; Ireland fee: GBP464.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP464.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-03-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "22-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "MST1242016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "BXA2042016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP973.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP973.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "H8182016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1208.00; Scotland fee: GBP1208.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1208.00; Ireland fee: GBP1626.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1754.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "16-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "S383" . . "

Basic scientific calculator.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available. For this module you will also need to install software provided by the OU on a disk or USB stick.

A Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system is suitable for this module. You will be required to install Microsoft Windows specific software.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Mac OS X, Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/s383.htm" . "S383" . . . . . . . . "The relativistic Universe" . . "This module will give you a good understanding of relativistic astrophysics and cosmology, including both their theoretical underpinnings and their observational consequences." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/s383.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Module books, other printed materials, DVD-ROM, website.

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If you are interested in using quantitative physical methods to understand relativistic and high-energy processes in the Universe, and already have a good background in OU level 2 maths, physics and astronomy, then this is the module for you. This module comprises three parts that present, in turn, the theoretical basis for modern cosmology, described by Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity; cosmological observations of the local and distant Universe that are used to understand its structure and evolution; and high-energy phenomena in the Universe including interacting binary stars, active galactic nuclei and gamma-ray bursts.

" . "C90" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . "T2192016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "BG009" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/bg009.htm" . "BG009" . . . . . . . . "Managing performance through people" . . . . "Performance can mean managing revenues and productivity effectively, efficiency or sound governance, depending on your sector, however almost always it comes down to managing people." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/bg009.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "
All learning materials, exercises, study support and the work-based activity are delivered entirely online.
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As a manager your role is to get the best from resources and people to achieve what needs to be done. Managing performance combines formal and informal processes, is about setting direction as well as the daily interactions with teams and staff. This course is designed to help you to develop techniques and skills to recognise fluctuations in performance, know when and how to intervene to deal with poor and under-performance and to encourage more consistent results and high performance where it is possible. You will gain some useful tools to develop your own management performance in the workplace.
" . "DD306" . . "DD306" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/dd306.htm" . . . . . . . . "Living political ideas" . . "This exciting module considers the ways in which political ideas ‘live’, demonstrating their relevance for understanding contemporary issues in national and world politics." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/dd306.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Module website and print versions of the political texts studied online.

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Should religious beliefs shape how politics are conducted in the contemporary world? Does violence have a role in politics? Should animals as well as humans be represented in politics? What do bodies and sexuality have to do with politics?Living political ideasis an exciting OU level 3 politics and international studies module that debates these and similar questions. It demonstrates the relevance of political ideas for understanding contemporary issues in national and world politics. The award winning study materials include software, video and audio on the website (British Universities Film&Video Council, Learning on Screen Awards 2009).

" . "B1902016E" . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP450.00; Scotland fee: GBP300.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP300.00; Ireland fee: GBP450.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP450.00" . "en" . "12-03-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-07-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "25-04-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "BB8482016K" . "05-11-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1505.00; Scotland fee: GBP1505.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1505.00; Ireland fee: GBP1741.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1819.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "21-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "B204" . . "

You will need a headset with a microphone and earphones if you wish to take part in online tutorials.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b204.htm" . "B204" . . . . . . . . . "Making it happen! Leadership, influence and change" . . "A practical, work-based module about leadership and change practice – about making things happen – applicable to your current and future roles, whether paid or unpaid." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b204.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Module books, readers, other printed materials, DVD, online resources and activities.

" . "

This module focuses on leadership and change practice, and has considerable potential to support employability. Its strong work-based and reflective enquiry component will help you explore how to initiate and carry through improvements and projects in yourcurrentwork from an early stage. You will also develop skills to enable you to manage your learning in new work contexts. ‘Work’ isn’t just limited to paid jobs. However – for successful completion of this module – it’s very important to be involved in some ongoing project where you can influence others and initiate change.

" . "BG0102016E" . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP295.00; Scotland fee: GBP295.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP295.00" . "en" . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "SXB810" . . "SXB810" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/sxb810.htm" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "MSc project module for MSc in Professional Science" . . "Plan and carry out an investigation of your own choice with this masters-level project module in science, and develop essential skills like report writing." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/sxb810.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . . . . . "" . "

Web-based text, module software and access to the Open University Library.

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This masters-level project module, which is entirely online, is an opportunity for you to carry out an in-depth investigation into a subject of your own choice as part of your MSc in Professional Science (F60). The only constraint on the subject is that it must be linked to one or more knowledge-based learning objectives of each of your previous MSc in Professional Science modules. Your project can be literature based, involve laboratory or fieldwork, or include the design and use of a questionnaire. You will have the support and guidance of a tutor, both by email and telephone.

" . "S818" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/s818.htm" . "S818" . . . . . . . . "Space science" . . "This module provides an in-depth introduction to the methods of conducting scientific measurements in the space environment and the technologies needed for space missions." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/s818.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "
Study materials are all online and provided through the module website.
" . "
Spacecraft missions play a vital role in the exploration of the solar system and the more distant universe, and are at the forefront of scientific inquiry. This module provides an in-depth introduction to the methods of conducting scientific measurements and observations in the space environment and the technologies needed for space missions. A key feature of this module is the use of remotely operated experiments to develop your skills in conducting space-based scientific investigations. The module is good preparation for further academic research in space science, and develops skills and knowledge that are relevant to employment in the space sector. 
" . "X16" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "DB123" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/db123.htm" . "DB123" . . . . . . . . . "You and your money: personal finance in context" . . . "This practical module builds your financial knowledge and skills, improves your understanding of personal finance and develops your awareness of its social and economic context." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/db123.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

Module textbook, DVD-ROM, study guide and website.

" . "

Are you interested in making more informed decisions about your personal finances?You and your moneyis a practical module that will develop your financial skills and improve your understanding of the constantly changing social and economic environment in which financial decisions are made. You’ll explore questions such as: Why do people borrow so much? How can I plan for my retirement? By the end of this key introductory OU level 1 module, you’ll have a detailed understanding of some key personal finance issues that affect people’s lives, and the skills and knowledge needed to improve your own financial capability. 

" . . "History" . "S1512016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP464.00; Scotland fee: GBP170.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP170.00; Ireland fee: GBP464.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP464.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-03-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "22-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "General Social Science" . . "" . "EE8132016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1666.00; Scotland fee: GBP1666.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1666.00; Ireland fee: GBP2445.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2674.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "15-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Strategic Management" . "B2012016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP973.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP973.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Humanities" . "S2942016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "A8572017B" . "04-02-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1920.00; Scotland fee: GBP1920.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1920.00; Ireland fee: GBP2699.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2928.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "09-12-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Classical Studies" . "SG075" . . "SG075" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/sg075.htm" . . . . . . . . "Science: the frozen planet" . . . "Explore the science that underpins our understanding of the polar world with the aid of spectacular film clips." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/sg075.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

All learning materials, activities and study support are delivered entirely online.

" . "

This course explores the wonder of the polar world and explains how ice has shaped – and controls – our planet.Science: the frozen planetis one of a series of 100-hour, flexible online courses introducing fascinating topics in science. It allows you to learn about this topic just for interest and enables you to try out an area of study before you commit yourself to further study. You can register and begin this course at any time and will have at least 6 months to complete it.

" . "E109" . . "E109" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/e109.htm" . . . . . . . . . "Exploring perspectives on young children's lives and learning" . . "This module will help you think about how young children develop and learn as well as their experience of early childhood provision such as nurseries, pre-schools or childcare." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/e109.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "
The module is organised into three study blocks and you will receive a printed book for each block. You will also have access to the module website which includes: online activities to support your studies; film and audio material; details of the assignments; and links to online forums for you to interact with fellow students and your tutor.
" . "

This module is appropriate for anyone with an interest in the lives and learning of young children including current early childhood practitioners who want to develop their knowledge and understanding in preparation for professional roles linked to careers in education, health and social care.

You'll begin by exploring: how children learn; the importance of play; children’s rights; and their physical and emotional well-being. You then move on to consider how children’s learning experiences can be supported by provision such as pre-schools, nurseries or child-minders.

This is a key introductory module thatt will help you acquire key skills to support your further study in the field of early childhood.

" . "B8622017E" . "06-05-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1500.00; Scotland fee: GBP1500.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1500.00; Ireland fee: GBP1918.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2046.00" . "en" . "01-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "21-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "M258" . . "M258" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/m258.htm" . . . . . . . . . "IT project and service management" . . "Improve your team-working skills and gain practical experience of using IT project management techniques, as well as applying service management concepts to case studies." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/m258.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

This module and the majority of the associated study materials are presented online via the module website. The externally published module books are available in print.

" . "

Do you want to know more about the issues involved in working in a project team or service team environment in the computing industry? Then this is the module for you. You’ll have practical experience of applying project management techniques and service management concepts to case studies. Working in a small student team, you will explore key issues in IT project management and team working. By the end of your studies, you will have a better understanding of how IT projects and services are managed, and which principles, concepts and techniques can and should be applied to particular situations.

" . "S808" . . "

A soundcard, headset and microphone are needed for this course, so that you can interact with your tutor group and also create audio to go with your slide presentation.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/s808.htm" . "S808" . . . . . . . . "Earth science: a systems approach" . . "Introduces a systems approach to Earth science and explores several important Earth system interactions using a variety of methods and models." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/s808.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Web-based text and software, via the S808 website, and access to the Earth science literature through the Open University Library.

" . "

Modern Earth science is the study of the Earth as a complex system of interacting reservoirs including the geosphere (core, mantle and crust), and the superficial reservoirs, including the hydrosphere, cryosphere and atmosphere. The resulting Earth system produces slowly changing stable habitats for life – the same Earth system produces sudden and catastrophic environmental changes. This online module explores several of the most important Earth system interactions through physical observations in the modern world, geological observations, measurements of changing chemical signatures, and quantitative and semi-quantitative models. Understanding past global changes helps to understand and predict the likely outcomes of present-day Earth.

" . "L211" . . "

You will need a headset with a microphone and earphones to take part in online tutorials, record spoken TMAs and complete speaking activities.

In addition to the set books, you will need a French dictionary and grammar book, such asCollins-Robert French Dictionary, Collins £35.00 - ISBN 9780007331550, and Isabelle Fournier French Grammar (BBC Active), Pearson Education £6.99 - ISBN 9780563519546

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/l211.htm" . "L211" . . . . . . . . "Envol: upper intermediate French" . . "Extend your French language skills and cultural knowledge with this upper intermediate module, which includes a residential school in France (or online alternative)." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/l211.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Books and a dedicated website with access to a range of electronic tools including real-time conferencing and asynchronous tools such as forums. As a registered language student you will have automatic access to an online forum where you can talk to fellow students over the internet. This will be linked directly from the website.

" . "

This module builds onOuverture: intermediate French(L120),or equivalent knowledge. It will enhance your cultural knowledge and develop the skills needed to study at a higher level, as well as your practical language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. By studying a variety of authentic audio, video and printed materials from French-speaking countries, you will learn how to communicate in situations ranging from everyday conversation to putting forward your point of view in a debate. You will also improve your command of grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary acquisition. A compulsory residential school takes place in France (or you can study an online alternative, subject to University approval).

" . "M8202016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP927.00; Scotland fee: GBP927.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP927.00; Ireland fee: GBP1345.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1473.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "12-08-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "W51" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "SG0772016B" . "01-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP160.00; Scotland fee: GBP160.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP160.00; Ireland fee: GBP160.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP160.00" . "en" . "01-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-07-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "T216" . . "

You must have a broadband connection to the internet as the study material is only accessible online. The study material contains active content, which means that you will need to set up your firewall to allow pop-ups from the Cisco and OU sites.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/t216.htm" . "T216" . . . . . . . . "Cisco networking (CCNA)" . . "This module provides the skills needed to configure a LAN/WAN using Cisco equipment, and prepares you to sit the industry-standard CCNA certification examination." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/t216.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

Access to the Cisco study material and additional supplementary material supplied via the website. The study material is provided by Cisco who, amongst other industry leaders, promotes diversity in their workforce and are working with The Open University to support women entrants into the CCNA program.

Four hands-on compulsory day schools (please ensure you budget for travelling to these day schools).

" . "

Cisco Systems are market leaders in supplying networking equipment for the internet. They also have a well-established educational programme for network professionals. As a Cisco Academy, The Open University offers the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (CCENT and CCNA) Version 5 curriculum, which provides the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to configure a LAN/WAN using Cisco equipment. You’ll also gain hands-on experience of configuring networks at four compulsory day schools. When you’ve completed the module you should be well prepared for the industry-standard CCNA certification examinations. You’ll need to make your own arrangements to sit these – there are exam centres all over the world.

" . . "Secondary Education" . "S215" . . "
A scientific calculator. 

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

A Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system is suitable for this module. You will be required to install Microsoft Windows specific software.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed below may be suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Mac OS X, Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/s215.htm" . "S215" . . . . . . . . "Chemistry: essential concepts" . . "The practical nature of chemistry will be emphasised throughout this module, helping you to gain a broad foundation in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry.  " . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/s215.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

The module is delivered entirely online and all study material, with the exception of the chemical structure drawing package, is accessible via the module website.

" . "

Chemistry is fundamental to our modern world, touching all aspects of our lives; food, health, materials, energy and our environment. Indeed, the solutions for many of the challenges facing the world will require Chemistry as a key facilitating science. This highly interactive module provides a broad foundation in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry. It explores organic compounds and their synthesis, spectroscopic analysis, the Periodic Table and the reactivity of metals and non-metals, bonding and molecular shape, thermodynamics and kinetics. The practical nature of chemistry will be emphasised throughout. There will be an optional, laboratory-based residential school. The cost of accommodation, meals and travel for the optional residential school is not included in the module fee. 

" . "Q31" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "M8132016E" . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1388.00; Scotland fee: GBP1388.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1388.00; Ireland fee: GBP1808.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1932.00" . "en" . "01-10-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-03-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "X11" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "MT365" . . "

CD player and DVD player (or computer able to play DVDs).

You require access to the internet at least once a week during the module to download module resources and assignments, submit assignments and to keep up to date with module news.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available. For this module you will also need to install software provided by the OU on a disk or USB stick.

A Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system is suitable for this module. You will be required to install Microsoft Windows specific software.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Mac OS X, Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "MT365" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/mt365.htm" . . . . . . . . . "Graphs, networks and design" . . "This module is about using ideas from discrete mathematics to model problems, and representing these ideas through diagrams, showing anything from chemical bonds to transport systems." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/mt365.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universitieswe are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.\n As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Module books, CDs, DVDs, software and a website.

" . "

This module is about using ideas from discrete mathematics to model problems, and representing these ideas through diagrams. The word ‘graphs’ refers to diagrams consisting of points joined by lines. These points may correspond to chemical atoms, towns, electrical terminals or anything that can be connected in pairs. The lines may be chemical bonds, roads, wires or other connections. The main topics of mathematical interest are graphs and digraphs; network flows; block designs; geometry; codes; and mathematical modelling. Application areas covered include communications; structures and mechanisms; electrical networks; transport systems; social networks; and computer science. To study this module you should have a sound knowledge of relevant mathematics provided by the appropriate OU level 2 study.

" . "BYC8342016K" . "05-11-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2477.00; Scotland fee: GBP2477.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP2477.00; Ireland fee: GBP2895.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP3023.00" . "en" . "30-04-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "18-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "T25" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "L1972016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP496.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP496.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-07-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "S8082017B" . "28-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2041.00; Scotland fee: GBP2041.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP2041.00; Ireland fee: GBP2820.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP3049.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "10-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "E113" . . "

Either a domestic DVD player or a computer with a DVD drive.

Although it is not essential, we recommend that you have a broadband internet connection for this module in order to get the most out of the website activities and to participate in online tutorials.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "E113" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/e113.htm" . . . . . . . . . . "Working and learning in sport and fitness" . . "Learn how to improve professionalism and effectiveness in the sports workplace, on this practical module covering everything from instructional skills to customer care." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/e113.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . "" . "

A study guide, module reader, DVD, an online assessment guide and study planner, and a website.

" . "

This module will help you apply ideas from your study to the sport or fitness environments. It will improve your effectiveness and awareness of professional issues in the workplace. It is aimed at health and fitness instructors, sports coaches, potential leisure managers and those supporting in voluntary sports clubs. You will develop reflective skills and a sound understanding of the key principles and values underlying leading and motivating people. These include interpersonal communication, instructional skills and customer care.

" . "BG0052015E" . "27-05-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP295.00; Scotland fee: GBP295.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP295.00" . "en" . "27-05-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "27-05-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "P0M" . "0 months (approx)" . "DD1032016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP932.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP932.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "TU812" . . "

You will need a broadband connection to the internet to download video material. A dial-up connection will not be suitable.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "TU812" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/tu812.htm" . . . . . . . . . "Managing systemic change: inquiry, action and interaction" . . "Develop your understanding of systemic inquiry, systemic action research and social learning in order to extend your skills of project, programme and change management." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/tu812.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

This module is a blend of online activities and text-based material, that are supported by a study guide and module books. Practical exercises, video demonstrations, online discussions and web-based multi-media teaching are used to ensure that the ideas become grounded in your own experience.

" . "

This module views change as inescapable in managing everyday situations ranging from personal to workplace to society in general. Rather than passively accepting change this module will equip you with skills to shape the nature and direction of change. It will develop your abilities to manage change with others so as to avoid systemic failures and improve joined-up actions amongst stakeholders along supply chains, in projects or, even, social activism. It is about learning to use systems thinking and practice to help you engage with change and act accordingly to recognise the interconnected nature of organisations and environments.

" . . "Chinese" . "S8272016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1094.00; Scotland fee: GBP1094.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1094.00; Ireland fee: GBP1512.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1640.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "X03" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/X03.htm" . "X03" . . . . . . . . "Foundation Degree in Working with Young People" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/X03.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
Please note that the final enrolment date for this qualification will be 8th September 2016 after which it will no longer be available to new students. You must complete your study by 31st December 2020. If you would like to discuss your options with one of our advisers, pleasecontact usorbook a call back
 
Making a difference to the lives of young people is both rewarding and worthwhile – whether you’re a volunteer in a youth club or organisation like the Guides or Scouts, or working professionally in an informal education setting. This practice-based foundation degree explores the ethics, values and purposes of youth work, and the understanding and skills needed to work effectively with young people. By the end of your studies you’ll be a more confident, reflective practitioner, and well on the way to an honours degree.
" . "Q98" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "Q98" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q98.htm" . . . . . . . . "BA (Honours) Criminology and Psychology" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q98.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
How and why do different societies define specific acts as ‘crimes’ and certain people as ‘criminals’? Why do some people develop addictions, not others? Why do less equal societies have more crime? What is happening when a person tells a lie? Is crime best understood as the product of individual choices or social conditions? This qualification explores questions like these about how people behave and examines how governments determine what they will and won’t tolerate, and why.
" . "B190" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b190.htm" . "B190" . . . . . . . . "Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting" . . . . . . "This short module will give you a good grounding in double-entry bookkeeping and the production of basic financial statements, and an introduction to financial accounting." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b190.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Module guide, study book, CD-ROM material and use of website.

" . "

This short module caters for people who want a good grounding in double-entry bookkeeping and the production of basic financial statements as well as anyone who wants to proceed to professional qualifications as bookkeepers, accounting technicians or fully qualified accountants. You’ll gain practical skills in Excel spreadsheets and double-entry bookkeeping, both manual and computerised, as well as knowledge and understanding of the essential principles, concepts, ethics and limitations that underpin bookkeeping and financial accounting. This module is a recommended preparatory module for our Professional Certificate in Accounting. It has a choice of start dates, and you decide how long to take over your studies, from twelve up to twenty-four weeks.

" . "A874" . . "

You will need to buy the module set book, which you may have already bought for MA Music part 1 (A873). See the 'Materials to buy' section below for details.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/a874.htm" . "A874" . . . . . . . . "MA Music part 2" . . "The module explores study areas of current interest to musicology before concluding with the writing of a dissertation or digital humanities project." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/a874.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

All the necessary teaching is included in the module material, which is delivered online. The module teaches you how to use online resources for music research (but it does not provide basic training in computer operation or word-processing skills), and you will also have unlimited access to an extensive module website that includes:

  • a wide range of some of the most valuable published online databases, usually including New Grove II, Grove Opera, Naxos, History Online, The Oxford English Dictionary, The International Index of Music Periodicals, The Music Index, Early English Books Online;
  • embedded links to a wide range of music databases and other research sites;
  • unique sound and vision assets;
  • other module-related activities such as tutor-student forums and an MA blog;
  • e-lectures;
  • direct access to other Open University online services.
" . "

This module is the second part of the MA in Music. You will explore three main study areas of current interest to musicology (music and politics; notations and performances; musical relationships) prior to examining a number of case-study research projects. Topics covered include: the role of music in Nazi Germany, reception history; the protest song; the role of music in communities; early keyboard music; contemporary composition, notation, and performance; composer autographs; opera and gender; and music and social media. The module concludes with the writing of a dissertation or digital humanities project.

" . . "History" . . "Communication Technologies" . "D64" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/D64.htm" . "D64" . . . . . . . "Professional Diploma in Management" . . "Focus on effective, integrated management of teams, departments and projects reflecting on your own practice throughout. Ideal for aspiring middle managers or leaders in smaller organisations." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/D64.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

The key to effective management and leadership lies in developing a critical understanding of your organisation and the practices of those who work in it, including your own. If you aspire to a middle level management role in a large organisation, or have a leadership role in a smaller one, this diploma will enhance your ability to manage projects and change and improve performance. You will gain a broad, integrated picture of how your organisation works – enabling you to respond quickly and flexibly to rapidly changing markets and environments – and consider the compromises, tensions and interdependencies between operational, accounting, marketing, information, financial and ‘people’ issues. The skills of the reflective practitioner are an important theme throughout, and everything you study is related to the management roles and responsibilities you exercise.

" . "TU8742017E" . "06-05-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1422.00; Scotland fee: GBP1422.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1422.00; Ireland fee: GBP1840.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1968.00" . "en" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-03-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "C96" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "C96" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/C96.htm" . . . . . . . . "Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights and Development Management" . . "This qualification will allow you to engage actively with the issues of human rights law, ethics and development in the broader context of business practices." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/C96.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

This certificate will appeal to an international audience with an interest in human rights law and development in the context of business practices. It is designed to facilitate constructive and informed decision making, giving you a thorough grounding in all areas of corporate social responsibility in domestic to global contexts. You will develop the skills needed to help and encourage organisations to respect human rights, avoid harm to people and the environment, and maximise their positive contribution to sustainable development. 

" . "ME825" . . "ME825" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/me825.htm" . . . . . . . . . "Researching mathematics learning" . . "This module offers valuable insight into the teaching and learning of mathematics for anyone involved – from classroom assistants and teachers to lecturers and parents." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/me825.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Module books, other printed materials, computer CD-ROMs, online forums and other activities. Two specially prepared readers:

  1. Mason, J. and Johnston-Wilder, S. (eds) 2004Fundamental constructs in mathematics education,Routledge Falmer
  2. Allen, B.M. and Johnston-Wilder, S. (eds) 2004Mathematics Education: Exploring the Culture of Learning, Routledge Falmer.
" . "

This module is designed for the professional development of anyone working with learners of mathematics – whether as a teacher, classroom assistant, lecturer, adviser or parent. You’ll develop ways of exploring mathematics teaching and learning; interpret current thinking on the subject; and investigate aspects of the social and political context. You will consider tasks to generate pupils’ activity and explore the impact of different tasks on learners. You’ll also reflect and work on you own mathematics, develop your mathematical autobiography and explore further the readings and ideas that influence you most.

" . . "Physics" . "120 or 150 (CPCAB study) + 120 or 90 (OU study) = 240" . . . "" . . "The Open University credit. Level: Value: 120 or 150 (CPCAB study) + 120 or 90 (OU study) = 240" . "BG0042016E" . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP295.00; Scotland fee: GBP295.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Ireland fee: GBP295.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP295.00" . "en" . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "01-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "BG014" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/bg014.htm" . "BG014" . . . . . . . . . "Introduction to clinical leadership" . . . "This 25-hour module is aimed at health professionals and explores what it means to act with leadership as a clinician working in contemporary health services." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/professionaldevelopment/course/bg014.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

All learning materials, exercises, and study support are delivered entirely online, as is the work-based activity.

" . "

This 25-hour course is aimed at doctors, nurses or allied health professionals working within the health service at various stages in their careers. The course reviews the challenges faced by clinicians following recent developments in health service policy. You will review the implications that these developments have on the kind of clinical leadership that is required in order to improve quality and effectiveness. By completing a work-based activity in which you analyse the kinds of leadership required of you, you will then focus on priorities for your future development as a clinical leader.

" . . "Business Studies" . "SXN390" . . "SXN390" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/sxn390.htm" . . . . . . . . . . . "Science project course: science in society project" . . "Investigate and produce an in-depth project within an area of natural sciences, such as climate change; agriculture; biological conservation; nuclear power; or genetic engineering." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/sxn390.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . "" . "
Study materials.
" . "

This is the project module for the BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences. You will undertake an individual investigation of a topic within the area of natural sciences, such as: climate change; agriculture; biological conservation; nuclear power; or genetic engineering. You’ll cover the underpinning science and place your chosen topic in its broad social context, analysing it in relation to communication, risk, ethics and decision-making. You’ll need access to scientific literature, probably from electronic library sources. The study materials provide a guide to planning and conducting project work; help with searching and using the literature; and writing a report, but ultimately this is a chance for you to plan and execute a piece of work for yourself.

" . . "Natural Sciences" . . "Managing Technology" . "F27" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F27.htm" . "F27" . . . . . . . "MA in Classical Studies" . . "The MA brings you up to date with the latest developments in classical studies as you develop research and analytical skills." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F27.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

This fascinating course examines many different aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds – their literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, language and material cultures – through a scholarly tradition that is both fast-moving and long-standing. You will investigate the different disciplinary fields of classical studies, bringing you into direct contact with a wide range of fragmentary evidence from classical antiquity such as surviving texts and artefacts, which you’ll examine from multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives. You will also acquire and develop research skills that will enhance your knowledge of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and prepare you for independent study, culminating in a dissertation.

" . "L204" . . "

You need a headset with a microphone and earphones to take part in online tutorials, record spoken TMAs and complete speaking activities.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "L204" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/l204.htm" . . . . . . . . "Viento en popa: upper intermediate Spanish" . . "Extend your Spanish language skills and cultural knowledge with this upper intermediate module, which includes a residential school in Spain (or online alternative)." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/l204.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Books, other printed materials and a dedicated website with access to a range of electronic tools including real-time conferencing and asynchronous tools such as forums.

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This module builds onEn rumbo: intermediate Spanish(L140),or equivalent knowledge. It will enhance your cultural knowledge and develop the skills needed to study at a higher level, as well as your practical language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. By studying a variety of authentic audio, video and printed materials from Spanish-speaking countries, you will learn how to communicate in situations ranging from everyday conversation to putting forward your point of view in a debate. You will also improve your command of grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary acquisition. A compulsory residential school takes place in Spain (or you can study an online alternative, subject to University approval). 

" . "F46" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . "TM3562016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1393.00; Scotland fee: GBP466.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP466.00; Ireland fee: GBP1393.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1393.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "S2172016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP932.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP932.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "BB8462016E" . "07-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1592.00; Scotland fee: GBP1592.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1592.00; Ireland fee: GBP1855.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1944.00" . "en" . "01-09-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "22-04-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "BB8312017E" . "06-05-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1505.00; Scotland fee: GBP1505.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1505.00; Ireland fee: GBP1741.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1819.00" . "en" . "01-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "21-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "F58" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "F58" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F58.htm" . . . . . . . "MA in English" . . "With a love of literature, the MA offers you an intellectual challenge and enables you to develop your independent literary research and analytical skills." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F58.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . "" . "

From Genesis to JM Coetzee, our MA in English offers you a rich and exciting experience of higher level literary study. You will broaden your knowledge and appreciation of different genres, periods, techniques and writers, and the ways in which they have been transmitted and read. You will develop your independent skills in literary research, culminating in a dissertation on a topic and texts of your own choosing. This course can help you pursue or develop a career in the media, culture and knowledge industries, and other professions that require understanding of literature and culture, and skills in the creative use of textual analysis.

" . "X15" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "BB8442017E" . "06-05-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1505.00; Scotland fee: GBP1505.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1505.00; Ireland fee: GBP1741.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP1819.00" . "en" . "01-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "21-04-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "F52" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "F52" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F52.htm" . . . . . . . . . . . "MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice" . . "Equips healthcare practitioners with the skills and professional insights you need to function as a successful change agent, skills analyst and practice innovator in the advancement of healthcare." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/F52.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . "" . "

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to contribute to the advancement of healthcare. You will explore what healthcare improvement means and how it can be achieved through collaboration and partnership, change agency, and the field of improvement science; develop leadership skills in relation to policy, innovation and service improvement; and learn how to use research and evidence-based practice to support healthcare advancement. The final investigative project focuses on a service or system improvement based on the needs and the priorities of your own health related practice area. 

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A headset with a microphone and earphones to take part in online tutorials, complete the speaking activities on the module website, record spoken tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and to take part in the online speaking test at the end of the module. 

To be able to play DVD-video.

You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available.

We recommend either of the following:

  • Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
  • Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system.

A netbook, tablet, smartphone or Linux computer that supports one of the browsers listed belowmaybe suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer with a Windows or OS X operating system, in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on Linux, iOS or Android devices.

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Apple Safari 7 and above
  • Google Chrome 31 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.

Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.

To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.

See our Skills for OU study website for further information aboutcomputing skills for studyand educational deals for buyingMicrosoft Office software.

" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/l314.htm" . "L314" . . . . . . . . "A buen puerto: advanced Spanish" . . "Extend your Spanish language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing – develop your knowledge of Spanish and Latin American culture." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/l314.htm"^^ . . . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . "" . "

Books, DVD and a dedicated module website which will be the focal point of your study, with access to a range of electronic tools including real-time conferencing and asynchronous tools such as forums.

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This module follows on fromViento en popa: upper intermediate Spanish(L204). It continues to develop your knowledge and understanding of the society and culture of Spain and Latin America and to extend the practical skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The study resources include online authentic audio and video, comprising interviews and documentaries, and illustrated printed materials. You will also develop your critical, analytical and intercultural skills. The module is structured around six themes, which give a broad introduction to different aspects of society and culture in Spanish-speaking countries.

" . "Q86" . "OU qualifications have up to three start points in the year, October, February or April." . . . . . . . "en" . "Costs are paid per unit not per qualification." . "en" . . "E2122016J" . "01-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-06-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "08-09-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "B8592016E" . "07-05-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP1500.00; Scotland fee: GBP1500.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP1500.00; Ireland fee: GBP1920.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2044.00" . "en" . "01-09-2015T00:00:00Z"^^ . "31-10-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "22-04-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . "Environmental Management" . . "English Language" . . "Physics" . . "Development" . . "English Literature" . "S19" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "S19" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/S19.htm" . . . . . . . . . . . "Certificate in Health Sciences" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/S19.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . . "

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "
What happens to our bodies when we drink alcohol? How do we feel pain? What happens to our bodies when we contract an infectious disease? If you’re interested in the scientific and social aspects of disease and disability, this certificate is for you. It integrates biological, chemical and physical sciences with psychology, health statistics and social sciences to investigate the underlying causes and solutions in a range of conditions – from pain and addiction to lung disease and cancer. 
" . "Q91" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q91.htm" . "Q91" . . . . . . . . . . . . . "BA (Honours) Business Management" . . "" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/Q91.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . . . . . "
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

" . "" . "

How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in functions such as marketing, accounting and finance? This innovative degree is firmly rooted in your own experience. You’ll investigate how organisations think and work, how they’re managed, and the external world in which they operate. You can focus entirely on business management, or choose to specialise in within the subject areas of accounting, economics, leadership practice, innovation and enterprise or marketing.

" . "DD1022017B" . "28-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . . . . . . "en" . "England fee: GBP2786.00; Scotland fee: GBP893.00; Northern Ireland fee: GBP893.00; Ireland fee: GBP2786.00; Continental Europe fee: GBP2786.00" . "en" . "11-02-2016T00:00:00Z"^^ . "30-09-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . "05-01-2017T00:00:00Z"^^ . . "E08" . . "You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.\n For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.\n A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach." . "E08" . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/E08.htm" . . . . . . . . "Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Management" . . "This diploma provides an analytical view of strategic issues in technology management, equipping you for senior technology management roles." . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/qualification/E08.htm"^^ . "The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.\n Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.\n Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone." . . . . "" . "

Technology has the capability to transform products and processes and can make a significant contribution to organisational performance, economic growth and social wellbeing. This postgraduate diploma is designed to help you manage technology and innovation more effectively and realise its potential benefits – making a real difference to your organisation and your own professional development. You’ll begin by focusing on the operational aspects of managing technological innovation and change, before engaging with a range of capabilities that are key to the development and delivery of technological innovation – applying your learning to your own context as you study. A wide range of optional modules enables you to choose a study pathway that suits your particular interests, including computing and ICT, business and management, development management and environmental management.

" . "S827" . . "http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/s827.htm" . "S827" . . . . . . . .