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Natural Sciences

The Open University UK

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24 months
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6192 GBP/year
6192 GBP/year
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About

This Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences at The Open University UK offers a broad introduction to core science subjects while developing essential study skills. You’ll explore biology, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental sciences, physics, astronomy and planetary science.

Overview

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.

Career relevance

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Questions in science
  • Science: concepts and practice
  • Essential mathematics 
  • Physics and space 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Check you’re ready for Questions in science (S111) with the self-assessed quiz on the Uni's website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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.

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