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Fracking: How much gas and what about the water

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Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Sep 2013
Just how much gas is available by the process of fracking, and what volume of water is required?

Fracking: No need for all the fuss

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Sep 2013
Geologist David Rothery considers the benefits of fracking against the environmental concerns.

The geology of Northern Ireland

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Introductory level Updated 06 Jun 2013
Discover the exceptional geological diversity of Northern Ireland.

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Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology

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Introductory level Duration 14 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
Have you ever wondered how scientists analyse the environment? This unit introduces you to the techniques used by science students at residential...

Mountain building in Scotland

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Advanced level Duration 30 hours Updated 10 Oct 2012
Some of Britain’s most dramatic scenery is to be found in the Scottish Highlands. The sight of mighty Ben Nevis, the desolate plateau of the...

Plate Tectonics

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Apr 2012
Plate tectonics is an earth sciences topic that attracts a good deal of interest, given that it a topic very often featured in popular science...

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 02 Sep 2014
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 02 Sep 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

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Duration 3000 hours Updated 02 Sep 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...