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Multidisciplinary study: the value and benefits
This free course, Multidisciplinary study: the values and benefits, explores the advantages of studying more than one subject and will help you to decide if multidisciplinary study is for you. Featuring videos with students on the Open University’s ‘Open’ qualifications, you will learn about the unique skills you can gain from studying a multi-subject qualification and how it can benefit your career prospects.
Course learning outcomes
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- identify and explain the difference between multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary study
- recognise the benefits of applying different subject approaches or views to different contexts
- explain the skills gained from studying multi-subject qualifications to employers
- recognise the concept of ‘multipotentiality’ and reflect on how it might apply to you
- identify potential career pathways from studying a multi-subject qualification.
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- 1 Definitions
- 2 Which definition should I use?
- 3 The evolution of interdisciplinary approaches
- 4 Why study multiple subjects?
- 5 The benefits of studying a multidisciplinary qualification
- 6 Skills developed through multidisciplinary study
- 7 Introducing ‘multipotentiality’
- 8 Choosing which subjects to study
- 9 What are my career options with a multidisciplinary qualification?
- 10 End-of-course quiz
- 11 Conclusion
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