Key features of the Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences at The Open University UK
- Provides an introduction to topical areas of modern science, giving you a good grounding in each
- Includes practical activities that you can do near where you live, or online in your own home
- Develops skills of reason and logic that are highly prized in the workplace
Skills for career development
In addition to specific learning outcomes, this certificate develops a variety of transferable skills that are highly valued in the labour market, such as analytical, numerical, IT and communication skills; teamwork, and problem solving. It will also help you develop critical thinking and independent research skills, and the ability to take the initiative – all valuable assets in today’s competitive environment. Many of these translate very smoothly into the modern workplace, which is increasingly concerned with knowledge management and the effective communication and presentation of ideas and arguments. 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 training, or employment.
Scientists are in demand in the jobs market, particularly if they also have good interpersonal skills and some workplace experience. The logical, reasoned approach needed for science study is relevant to many roles in the financial, business and public sectors – and employers in all fields put a high value on anyone who can deal competently with a large amount of complex information and turn it to good use. The ability to select and analyse relevant data and to present conclusions concisely and logically is essential in most lines of work, as is the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
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- Questions in science
- Science: concepts and practice
- Essential mathematics
- Physics and space
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesEducation Natural Sciences View 55 other Masters in Education in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Check you’re ready for Questions in science (S111) with the self-assessed quiz on the Uni's website.
International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
Students living outside the UK aren’t normally eligible for a tuition fee loan. We suggest checking with your national government or education authority for advice on funding.
There are a number of scholarship opportunities listed on the Scholarship Portal website.
The site features over 1,000 scholarships listed by country, ranging from the Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Science and Engineering, to a Young Horticulturalist of the Year Award.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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