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.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.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.
The Open University is the worlds 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 youre at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student youll 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.
<div><p>This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:</p><ul><li>Knowledge and understanding</li><li>Cognitive skills</li><li>Practical and professional skills</li><li>Key skills</li></ul><p>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.</p></div>
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. The Certificate in Physics offers a good basic foundation from which you can progress to a diploma or an honours degree. It provides a wide-ranging introduction to physics and its applications, covering classical mechanics; thermal physics and fluids; fields, waves and electromagnetism; relativity; and quantum physics – setting many of them in their historical context. This certificate course also gives you a fascinating introduction to experimental physics.
<div><p>This certificate will provide you with 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 will also introduce experimental physics.</p></div>