This MSc looks at the biological and psychological underpinnings of mental health science. You'll examine anxiety, depression, psychosis and dementia from a biopsychosocial perspective. You'll gain advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary topics in mental health science. Plus, acquire the skills to critically evaluate literature, discuss issues and communicate your understanding. You'll also plan and carry out an academically rigorous research project. And develop skills and knowledge relevant to further research, employment and professional practice.
This qualification looks at space science and the technology that underpins it. It's suitable whether the subject interests you or you want to develop a career in the space sector. We developed this MSc in consultation with the UK Space Agency and the space industry itself. It'll equip you with the skills to carry out individual and team scientific investigations using space-based instrumentation. Learn how to use a programming language in support of space science applications. Develop skills that are relevant to further research or employment in the space sector. You'll also conduct an in?depth research project in space science or space technology.
This diploma comprises four 30-credit modules from a wide choice. Topics include analytic number theory, calculus of variations and nonlinear ordinary differential equations. Extend your understanding of areas of mathematics applicable to science, engineering and technology. It's also the first two stages of our postgraduate mathematics programme. You can achieve the MSc in Mathematics by taking a further two 30-credit modules.
Designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science, this qualification provides students with a wide-ranging overview of scientific measurement in the space environment, and will equip students with the skills required to carry out scientific investigations using space-based instrumentation, both individually and as a team.
This degree will help you understand and consider responses to urgent environmental challenges, including climate change, globalisation, development, biodiversity loss, migration and urbanisation. It takes a holistic approach, combining geography and environmental science. You'll discover the complexities of our relationship with the natural environment. Explore topics like deforestation, sustainable water-resource management, pollution control, conservation and governance. Examine the consequences and implications of environmental change for sustainability. You'll also learn about the social and natural processes and interactions operating in different environments.
You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.
For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.
However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.
A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.
Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.
This postgraduate qualification is for those with an academic or professional interest in mental health science and the biological and psychological underpinnings of this discipline. It equips students with the necessary skills to critically evaluate the current literature, discuss contemporary issues and communicate a critical understanding of key topics in mental health science. Those who qualify from this programme, will have developed the skills and knowledge that are relevant for pursuing a research career, for employment, and informing professional practice.
This flexible degree combines science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Build your own degree from a wide range of STEM modules and study routes. Build a qualification that's unique to you.
This degree will provide you with some of the essential skills required for working in health and health science settings, providing you with the ability to apply evidence-based scientific methodology to health-related issues. The combination of healthcare and health science topics will equip you with a broad understanding of the range of debates about the provision of healthcare, as well as enabling you to evaluate the relationship between scientific and social understandings about the promotion of health.
This certificate covers basic astronomy and planetary science. You'll study two broad themes of 'Stars and Galaxies' and 'Multiwavelength Astronomy'. Learn how astronomers 'measure' the Universe ? considering spectroscopy, imaging, and time-variability as observational tools. You'll study the formation, evolution and rebirth of stars and galaxies through energetic processes, and learn about their constituents. Learn about the formation and evolution of the Solar System and other planetary systems. Consider how life arose on Earth, and whether life exists beyond Earth. You'll look at planetary processes such as volcanism and impacts in the Solar System; the structure of planets and their atmospheres; and asteroids, comets and meteorites.
Data plays a vital role in almost all private and public sector employment. The need to understand how to use data to inform decision making has never been more important. This degree equips you with the skills to explore and analyse complex data sets. And to solve practical problems using applied mathematics, statistics and computing. You'll gain a good grounding in mathematical and statistical methods, which provide the foundation for data analysis. You'll learn relevant computing skills, including programming, elements of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and gain experience of using statistical software.
Our integrated masters degree combines undergraduate and postgraduate study, taking an interdisciplinary approach to understanding, managing and protecting the world we live in. Gain a deeper understanding of the natural environment, and learn to ------ environmental challenges and propose solutions. Acquire the scientific knowledge and technical skills needed to address global environmental challenges such as climate change, energy, sustainability, and biodiversity loss. You'll study a range of subjects including, conservation, ecology, ecosystems, environmental management and renewable energy. You'll also learn about the socio-economic, political and ethical issues integral to these areas. In addition, you'll gain communication, project management, and research skills, as well as technical skills in areas such as remote sensing and climate modelling.