This certificate will provide you with a basic introduction to astronomy and planetary science, and equip you with the skills for further study. You’ll investigate the stars and their life cycles; the structure of planets and their atmospheres; galaxies and quasars; space exploration; planetary processes; and the origin and evolution of the Universe – including how it might continue to evolve in the future.
Key features of the course
Develops skills of reason and logic that are highly prized in the workplace
Builds a solid foundation for further study
- Registration is expected to open in March 2020 for courses starting from October 2020.
This certificate has one stage, comprising 60 credits.
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
There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification. However, this is an OU level 2 certificate. You should ensure that you have adequate study skills, such as gained from OU level 1 study or its equivalent, before you begin.
The Science Faculty has produced the booklets Are You Ready For S282? and Are You Ready For S283? to help you to decide whether you already have the recommended background knowledge or experience to start the qualification or whether you need a little extra preparation.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.open.ac.uk/courses/qualifications/s10#am-i-ready