Your choice of specialism will be included in the name of your degree, for example, BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences (Chemistry).
Key features of the Natural Sciences (Honours) course at The Open University UK
- Starts with an introduction to topical areas of modern science, giving you a good grounding in each
- Offers the option to choose one of six branches of science to specialise in
- Offers the option to study broad-based science and pick modules from across the science curriculum
- Provides opportunities for hands-on laboratory and fieldwork, or take part online from home
Skills for career development
By the time you achieve your qualification, you’ll be an adaptable graduate with a range of transferable skills that are highly valued in the labour market – such as analytical, numerical and communication skills, teamworking, problem solving and proficiency in using computers. You’ll also have a good understanding of where your strengths and interests lie, and be well prepared for your next step – whether it’s further study or employment.
Employers also look for evidence of experience of the workplace to support the skills gained through the degree. To succeed, graduates will need to be flexible and multi-skilled, with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
Science graduates are well placed to enter both scientific and non-scientific jobs. The logical, reasoned approach needed for science study is relevant to a wide range of financial, business and public sector employment, so science graduates – particularly those who have good communication and interpersonal skills – are in demand.
Employers include central and local government, the NHS, the water industry, food and drink companies, media and communications, the horticultural industry, multinational oil companies, the pharmaceutical industry, conservation bodies and universities – in roles such as:
- research and investigation
- product design and development
- analysis and diagnostics
- science information management
- science communication
- scientific sales
For students following the Physics route to the BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences, this degree has been accredited by the Institute of Physics.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Questions in science
- Science: concepts and practice
- Essential mathematics
- Chemistry: essential concepts
- Technologies in practice
- Earth science
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however, to get the best from it you’ll need some knowledge of science concepts and mathematical skills, and the ability to read and write to a good standard of English.
International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192.
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