Cultures, Short Course | Part time online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
8 months
3228 GBP/full
3228 GBP/full
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The Cultures module is offered by The Open University UK.


How are cultures produced and encountered, and why does it matter? 

These questions are examined in this module through the key themes of place, power, literary ‘classics’, and journeys. 

In this Cultures module from The Open University UK you'll learn about contemporary cultures and relationships between cultures throughout history, discover how and why cultural identities emerge, and explore how they are expressed using texts, images and objects. 

After exploring a range of case studies from classical studies, art history, English literature, and creative writing, you'll investigate these themes with specific reference to your choice of one of these subject areas.

What's included

The module is presented through a blend of printed and online material. You’ll have access to a module website, which includes:

  • a week-by-week study planner
  • module materials
  • audio and video recordings
  • interactive content
  • an assessment guide
  • access to online tutorials and forums.

Programme Structure

What you will studyThis module asks two key questions:
  • How are cultures produced and encountered?
  • Why do cultures matter?

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • OU level 1 modules provide core subject knowledge and study skills needed for both higher education and distance learning, to help you progress to modules at OU level 2. This module builds on the skills and understandings of relevant arts and humanities subjects developed through the study of Discovering the arts and humanities (A111). We strongly advise you to take A111 first, unless you have already completed The arts past and present (AA100), now discontinued.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3228 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    3228 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.


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