Science, Technology and Maths Access Module (Y033)

The idea of university-level study can be quite daunting if you have not studied at this level before. For this reason, the OU offers introductory Access modules that have been specially designed to help you find out what it’s like to study with the OU, get a taste of a subject area, develop your study skills, and build your confidence. Starting an Access module with PET is the perfect opportunity to try out degree-level study without taking out a student loan. Research has also shown that learners who take Access modules are significantly more likely to succeed in their university studies than those who don’t.

This module introduces you to a range of technical subjects, including computing and IT, engineering and design, environment, mathematics, and science. As the foundation for further studies in these fields, this is the ideal module to build your confidence and prepare you for your next steps.

There are three main blocks:

  1. Life (Biology and ecological ideas)
  2. Water (Scientific experiments to understand how water shaped our planet)
  3. Home (Design, engineering, and computing)

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English and Maths.

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Four written assignments plus a few smaller assessed pieces of work

Exams: None

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments. Register and reserve learner on the course before the start date (February, May, and October each year)

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s next? Full Undergraduate Degree (funded via a student loan)

Find out more: from the OU directly here

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