Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Natural Sciences (Q64)

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Course summary

Study a specific science or pick and choose from different scientific disciplines. Many challenges facing society today involve an interdisciplinary approach; this degree lets you explore a range of sciences. Start with a wide-ranging introduction to topical areas of modern science, giving you a good grounding in each branch. Then, continue with a broad-based approach or focus on a single area of science. Our OpenSTEM Labs allow you to do practical work online. At the same time, some modules offer optional hands-on laboratory work and fieldwork. Key features of the course

  • Accredited by the Society for Natural Sciences (SNS).
  • Study an interdisciplinary, broad-based route and pick modules across the science curriculum.
  • Or pick a specialist route and focus on one of six branches of science.
  • Develop investigative and laboratory skills using our award-winning OpenSTEM Labs.
  • Practice hands-on laboratory work and fieldwork (with online options).


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with a 60-credit introductory science module. What you’ll study for the remaining 60 credits in Stage 1 will depend on the route you decide to take. In Stages 2 and 3 you'll have the opportunity to specialise; the modules you’ll get to choose from will also be determined by the route you decide to take.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20772 Whole course
International £20772 Whole course
England £20772 Whole course
Channel Islands £20772 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6624 Whole course
Scotland £6768 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £19944 Whole course

Additional fee information

The fee information provided is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2024. Fees normally increase annually. For further information about The Open University's fee policy, visit our website.
Natural Sciences (Q64) at Open University - UCAS