What will I study?
During your time studying part-time with the Open University, you will typically be asked to successfully complete the following OU modules:
- S111 Questions in Science
- S112 Science: Concepts and Practise
- SS001 Laboratory Skills for Science
- SXF206 Environmental Science
This experience will give you a thorough grounding in the environmental and the Earth sciences, and the major environmental issues facing our society. Experimental work is also included to give you the experience and background knowledge necessary to undertake laboratory work at degree level at Lancaster.
On successful completion of all the OU modules, you will be equipped to transfer to Lancaster University as a full-time student to complete your degree. At Lancaster, you will study both core modules in the environmental and Earth sciences, and have the flexibility to choose optional modules according to your interests. A more comprehensive list is available on our main Environmental Science or Earth and Environmental Science pages. You will also do a dissertation, an individually supervised extensive project, in a subject that interests you with the support of one of our academic staff members.