• Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration
Do you want to know more about how people have expressed themselves through the ages and around the world? If so, this Discovering the Arts and Humanities module from The Open University UK is for you.
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Overview

Studying the arts and humanities helps us to learn about what people thought and felt throughout history, as well as how the things they created influence the world we live in today. The Discovering the Arts and Humanities module from The Open University UK is built around three themes: 'reputations', 'traditions' and 'crossing boundaries'. It invites you to discover people, events, practices, ideas and works of art from three thousand years ago to the present day. No qualifications or previous study experience are needed, and there is lots of support available to help you succeed if this is your first module at university level. 

Support from your tutor

You will have a tutor who will help you with the study materials and mark and comment on your written work, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance. If you are new to The Open University, you will find that your tutor is particularly concerned to help you with your study skills. Tuition will take place at face-to-face events, as well as online through tutorials and forums. The location of face-to-face events depends on the distribution of students taking the module. Your tutor will also keep in contact by phone.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

This module asks three key questions:

  • Why are some people remembered and some forgotten?
  • What are traditions and how do they influence us? 
  • How are different cultures brought together or kept apart?  
These questions are explored through the following blocks of study:
  • Reputations
  • Traditions
  • Crossing boundaries

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • This is a key introductory OU level 1 module. 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. As this module is a broad introduction to the study of the arts and humanities and to the university as a whole, no assumptions are made about the knowledge or education you bring to it. 
  • Successful completion of this module will equip you to go on to Voices, texts and material culture or any of the more specialised OU level 2 arts modules. By the end of this course you'll be expected to be working successfully at the level required of first-year undergraduate students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3012 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3012 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3012 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3012 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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