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Natural Sciences (Earth Sciences) (Q64-EAR) BSc (Hons)

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Distance Learning

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    FEB

  • Duration

    3 - 6 Years

Course summary

Earth science is the study of how our planet evolved and the forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the earth that we live on. In this specialist route available in our ​BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences (Q64), you’ll learn why volcanoes occur, what fossils indicate about past environments, how the oceans regulate climate and why sea-level changes. As well as gaining an understanding of earth sciences, you’ll develop analytical and problem-solving skills.**Key features of the course**- Teaches you how to observe and gather information about earth processes and environments through the study of rocks, fossils, minerals and landforms- Develops your skills in data collection, analysis, critical thinking and problem solving- Gives you the opportunity to carry out independent projects and attend field courses- Offers the chance to debate issues and use professional online databases

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Open University

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    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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