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British Science Week

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Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 02 Mar 2016
Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 11th-20th March 2016!

What is polonium - and why is it so dangerous?

What is polonium - and why is it so dangerous? Creative commons image thierry ehrmann under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jan 2016
A report has been published today into the poisoning by polonium of Alexander Litvinenko. Writing at the time of another high-profile death in...

Oxygen, blood and the body

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Oxygen, blood and the body Creative commons image Maurizio De Angelis. Wellcome Images under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Jan 2016
How do living things transport and store oxygen for respiration? Dr Simon Collinson explains. 

Science Orange Pathway

Science Orange Pathway Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 21 Jan 2015
Links to resources recommended by 'Pathways to Success in Higher Education' by The Open University in Wales. 

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Jun 2016
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...

Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Jun 2016
If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range of scientific topics, the DipHE in Natural Sciences is for you....

BSc (Honours) Environmental Science

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BSc (Honours) Environmental Science Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Jun 2016
Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject, exploring the complexities of the natural environment and our relationship with it. Our...

BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Jun 2016
We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand the science behind the important issues that feature in the news...

MSc project module for MSc in Medicinal Chemistry

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MSc project module for MSc in Medicinal Chemistry Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 30 Jun 2016 Register by 13 Oct 2016
Plan and carry out an investigation of your own choice with this masters-level project course in medicinal chemistry, developing essential skills...

Signals and perception: the science of the senses

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Signals and perception: the science of the senses Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 30 Jun 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Investigate how we interact with our environment through our senses – using concepts from biology, chemistry, physics and psychology to explore the...

Science project course: frontiers in chemistry

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Science project course: frontiers in chemistry Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 30 Jun 2016 Register by 05 Jan 2017
Investigate and produce an in-depth project about molecular science within a range of defined topics: combinatorial chemistry, fuel cells,...

Living without oil: chemistry for a sustainable future

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Living without oil: chemistry for a sustainable future Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 100 hours Updated 30 Jun 2016 Register by 22 Sep 2016
This course explores oil’s vital role in the modern world and assesses some of the exciting scientific developments that could lead to sustainable...