Astronomy and Planetary Science (Cert APS)

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The award
Cert APS

How long you will study
2 years

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How you will study
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Course starts
February, April, October

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About Astronomy and Planetary Science at The Open University

This certificate will provide you with a basic introduction to astronomy and planetary science, and equip you with the skills for further study. You'll investigate the stars and their life cycles; the structure of planets and their atmospheres; galaxies and quasars; space exploration; planetary processes; and the origin and evolution of the Universe - including how it might continue to evolve in the future.

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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardCert APSHow you will studyDistanceHow long you will study2 years
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Costs are paid per unit not per qualification.

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