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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Geology (W84)

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Course summary

Travel to the deep time of Earth’s past through fossil finds and mineral mysteries. You’ll observe, describe and interpret rocks and landforms, minerals and fossils, to develop your understanding of how our planet works. Try out your new skills by collecting and analysing data in your own geological investigation. Then explore related topics such as planetary, environmental or ecological science to extend your study of geology. Key features of the course

  • Observe, describe and analyse rocks, fossils, minerals and landforms.
  • Explore our award-winning OpenSTEM Labs and online databases for current research data.
  • Gain key science skills in critical thinking, communication and problem-solving.
  • Opportunities to gain fieldwork experience, both outdoors and within virtual environments.

Modules

This diploma has two stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with either a 60-credit introductory science module or a choice of two out of three 30-credit mathematics modules, followed by another 60-credit science module. Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study a 60-credit Earth science module and choose a further 60 credits from a range of science and technology modules.


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 £13848 Whole course
International £13848 Whole course
England £13848 Whole course
Channel Islands £13848 Whole course
Northern Ireland £4416 Whole course
Scotland £4512 Whole course
Wales £5248 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £13296 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.
Geology (W84) at Open University - UCAS