Arts and Languages Access Module (Y031)

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.

In this module, you will explore a range of subjects in this module – including art history, English language, English literature and creative writing. The module touches on modern languages, history, religious studies,
classical studies and music too. It will help you to explore your creative side and hone your study skills.

There are three main blocks:

  1. Finding your voice (English literature and language)
  2. Speaking out (Language use in popular culture)
  3. Visions of Protest (Art in protest)

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

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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