Our biology diploma is for those inspired by the natural world. Studying with the OU will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of the foundations of life and biological processes involved. Explore diverse subject areas from the cellular and molecular levels to whole organism survival. Biology encompasses all living species, explaining their diversity via evolutionary origins. It defines their anatomy and structure, describes their physiology and behaviour, and provides scientific rationales for their habitat requirements and ecosystem interactions. Key features of the course
- Gain a contemporary understanding of a range of biology subjects with study of the scientific method throughout.
- Develop biological data handling, some statistical analysis and technical report-writing, presentation and IT skills.
- Undertake practical work through home and field investigations, as well as virtual and remote experiments using our award-winning OpenScience Lab.
- Further develop fieldwork and practical skills through optional short residential schools, where you can also meet other Open University biology students.
This diploma has two stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with a 60-credit introductory science module, then continue with another 60-credit science module. At Stage 2, you’ll study two 30-credit biology modules and choose a further 60 credits from a range of science 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
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
There are no qualification requirements for this course.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£13848||Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||£4416||Whole course|
|Republic of Ireland||£13296||Whole course|