Natural Sciences (Earth Sciences) (BSc (Hons) Nat Sci)

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The award
BSc (Hons) Nat Sci

How long you will study
6 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
February, April, October

International course fees
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About Natural Sciences (Earth Sciences) at The Open University

Earth science is the study of how our planet evolved and the forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the earth that we live on. In this specialist route available in our ?#BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences [Q64]#, you'll learn why volcanoes occur, what fossils indicate about past environments, how the oceans regulate climate and why sea-level changes. As well as gaining an understanding of earth sciences, you'll develop analytical and problem-solving skills.

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 materials; 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 awardBSc (Hons) Nat SciHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 years
    Course startsFebruary, April, OctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

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