You’ll need access to scientific literature, probably from electronic library sources. The study materials provide a guide to planning and conducting project work; help with searching and using the literature; and writing a report, but ultimately this is a chance for you to plan and execute a piece of work for yourself. You should study this project as the final module of your degree as you will need to apply knowledge and skills from your prior studies.
OU qualifications are modular in structure; the credits from this undergraduate-level module could count towards a certificate of higher education, diploma of higher education, foundation degree or honours degree.
Early in the module you will be guided by the study materials and by your tutor to select a specific aspect of your chosen topic to investigate in depth. Unless you have access to an academic library, you may find that you have to spend up to two-thirds of your time in the early part of the module online, identifying suitable material to inform your choice of project topic from the electronic journals available via the Open University Library. In discussion with your tutor, you will define your individual investigation that must cover the following four components: contextualisation, application or development, detailed analyses, and future directions.
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
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.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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