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


Earth Processes is an innovative on-screen module from The Open University UK presenting an appealing set of societally relevant Earth science topics: events in Earth history (e.g. Noah’s flood and death of the dinosaurs); mountain building, oceans, volcanoes and remote observation, sediments and sea-level, and Earth science in society (e.g. hazards, climate change, strategic science). 

You will be supported in the development of practical and investigative skills in addition to collecting and interpreting your own Earth science data for a project. 

There will also be the opportunity to engage in scientific discovery and debate directly with the academics.

What's included

You’ll have access to a module website, which includes:
  • a study calendar and a week-by-week study planner
  • course-specific module materials and activities
  • audio and video content
  • assessment details and submission section
  • online tutorial access
  • access to module-wide and tutor group forums.

Programme Structure


  • Events in Earth history
  • Mountains
  • Oceans
  • Volcanoes and remote observation
  • Sediments and sea-level
  • Science and society

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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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

  • This is an OU level 3 module. OU level 3 modules build on study skills and subject knowledge acquired from previous studies at OU levels 1 and 2. They are intended only for students who have recent experience of higher education in a related subject.
  • While this module has no formal entry requirements, it builds directly on Earth science (S209) (or the discontinued predecessor modules S260 or S276). Before starting this module, we therefore recommend that you have studied S209, S260 or S276 (or have equivalent Earth science knowledge/skills) and that you have studied another OU level 2 science module.

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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