ARTS AND HUMANITIES YOUR 2018-2019 PROSPECTUS - The Open University

 
ARTS AND HUMANITIES YOUR 2018-2019 PROSPECTUS - The Open University
YOUR 2018–2019

ARTS AND
HUMANITIES
PROSPECTUS
ARTS AND HUMANITIES YOUR 2018-2019 PROSPECTUS - The Open University
ARTS AND HUMANITIES YOUR 2018-2019 PROSPECTUS - The Open University
EXPLORE THE OU
Achieve your goals with The Open University        3

Five reasons why you should choose us             4

What you need to get started                       5

What you can study                                 6

Learn in a way that suits you                      7

Boost your confidence with an Access module        8

How you build your qualification                  10

How long your qualification will take             12

When and how you can pay                          14

EXPLORE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Welcome to arts and humanities – learn and live   16

Our research – creating your curriculum           18

FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
Undergraduate courses                             19

FIND A POSTGRADUATE COURSE
Postgraduate courses                              42

BEFORE YOU GO
Other useful information                          55

Get in touch                              BACK COVER

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Dream of changing your future?
 Believe you can. Start expanding

                                                                                                         EXPLORE THE OU
 your horizons and learning new
 skills. Take your career to the next
 level, or start a completely new one.
 We’re here to help you succeed.

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
WITH THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
We’re pioneers in distance learning, and since we
were founded have helped more than two million
people realise their potential. Our unique approach
to learning means you don’t have to put your life
on hold to get the qualification you want.
                                                                          86%
                                                                          of FTSE 100 companies
                                                                          have sponsored employees
WE WILL:                           YOU CAN EXPECT:                        on OU courses
–– help you get a qualification    –– materials that are designed
   to suit you and your goals         with you in mind
–– provide you with the teaching   –– continuous innovation – we've
   and learning resources             been leading the way in distance
   you’ll need                        learning for nearly 50 years,
–– offer a flexible learning          ensuring education is accessible,
   experience based around            whatever your circumstances
   you and your life               –– access to world-class resources
–– use technology and teaching        whenever you need them
   methods that enhance your       –– qualifications that are respected
   study experience                   by employers the world over.
–– be there to support you every
   step of the way.

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FIVE REASONS
         WHY YOU                 1.
          SHOULD                 We're open to you –
                                 we make learning
       CHOOSE US                 available to all,
                                 regardless of
                                 background, age
                                 or additional
                                 learning needs.

      2.
      You can study
                                 3.
                                 We guarantee
      around your existing       outstanding value
      commitments – we’re        and a high-quality
      experts in helping         education at a
      people fit their studies   competitive price.
      around their busy lives.

      4.
      We've designed
                                 5.
                                 You get more than
      our qualifications         a highly respected
      to enable you to put       qualification – you’ll
      what you learn into        be able to show you’re
      practice immediately.      dedicated and committed,
                                 skills that are valued in
                                 the workplace.

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WHAT YOU NEED
TO GET STARTED
Where you start in life                YOU CAN DO IT                           WHAT YOU NEED
shouldn’t limit where you              The main reason we’re called            There are just a couple of things
                                       The Open University is that we’re       that you will need to be able
go. If you’re determined to
                                       open to everyone. Every year, we        to study with us.
succeed and prepared to                help thousands of people achieve        –– A computer with internet
work hard then we can                  extraordinary things.                      access. But don’t worry if you
help you get started.                  –– There are no formal                     haven’t got access to one right
                                          academic entry requirements             now – you could receive help
It’s easy to begin studying with          at undergraduate level.                 to buy a computer.
us. The next few pages will tell you   –– We helped around 22,000              –– A good grasp of the English
more about how studying with              students with disabilities and          language. Our courses are
The Open University works, the            additional needs last year alone.       taught in English, so if you’re
courses we offer, how you pay,                                                    unsure whether your English
                                       –– Our students are diverse.
and how long your qualification                                                   is at the right level, go to
                                          30% of new undergraduate
will take.                                                                        openuniversity.co.uk/
                                          students are under 25 and our
                                          oldest students are in                  englishlanguage for
                                          their nineties.                         help and guidance.

                                          HAVE YOU STUDIED BEFORE?
                                          If you’ve studied at higher education level before, it might
                                          count towards your OU qualification, cutting down the modules
                                          you’ll need to study as well as saving you time and money.
                                          If you tell us what you've done, we’ll do the rest.
                                          Go to openuniversity.co.uk/credit-transfer.

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WHAT YOU CAN STUDY
    We offer nearly                  –– Diploma of                      FOR POSTGRADUATES
                                        higher education
    200 highly respected                                                –– Masters degree
                                        Expand your knowledge
    qualifications. Decide              and improve your skillset.      –– Postgraduate diploma
    which type of qualification         A diploma of higher education   –– Postgraduate certificate
    is best for you.                    is equivalent to two-thirds     Whatever you choose,
                                        of an honours degree.           we’ll give you:
                                     –– Certificate of                  –– the flexibility to fit
    FOR UNDERGRADUATES                  higher education                   postgraduate study around
    –– A degree in a named subject      Get a general grounding            your other commitments
       Complete modules in a            in a subject. A certificate
                                                                        –– the opportunity to
       particular subject to earn       of higher education is
                                                                           improve your career
       an honours degree.               equivalent to one-third
                                        of an honours degree.           –– freedom to follow your
    –– An Open degree
                                                                           passions in depth.
       Design an honours degree
       from across a number of
       subjects to meet your own
       needs and interests.

                                                                             To find out more
                                                                             about how you
                                                                             BUILD YOUR
                                                                             QUALIFICATION
                                                                             and how long it takes,
                                                                             see pages 10–13

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EXPLORE THE OU
LEARN IN A WAY
THAT SUITS YOU
You’ll have the flexibility to         PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY               DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL
                                                                           STUDY NEEDS?
fit study around the other             We’ve been using innovative
                                       technology to connect with          We’re committed to helping
things going on in your life,
                                       our students since we first         students with disabilities and
whatever they may be.                  started. We’ll make sure that       additional needs. We’ll give
                                       you always have what you            you the tools to help overcome
                                       need and feel connected.            obstacles that could stand in
SUPPORTED OPEN LEARNING
                                                                           the way of your learning –
We have designed our learning          CONNECT WITH                        whatever your needs may be.
experience to combine flexibility      OTHER STUDENTS
and regular contact – ensuring you                                         DISABLED STUDENTS’
                                       You can use our module discussion
get the help you need to learn in                                          ALLOWANCE (DSA) –
                                       groups to talk about subjects or
the best possible way. You’ll get
                                       study methods, or you could         UK STUDENTS ONLY
regular support from tutors and                                            A DSA can help you with study
                                       follow us on social media.
access to all the materials and                                            costs that result directly from
resources essential to your course.    Join the conversation on
                                       Facebook.com/OUstudents             your disability or specific learning
You’ll also have access to a student                                       difficulty. They’re not means-
                                       Twitter.com/OUstudents
support team who will be there to                                          tested and can go towards
                                       Instagram.com/OUstudentslive
help you on your learning journey.                                         specialist equipment (such as an
                                       Or you could join one of the many   adapted computer), non-medical
HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED               informal Facebook groups set up     study support (e.g. a dyslexia
                                       by students.                        support worker) or other related
You could be assessed in a
number of different ways.                                                  expenses. You can also apply for
                                       STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
We use a combination of                                                    help with study-related travel
written assignments, oral or           You’ll gain automatic entry to      costs that result directly from
practical assessments, projects,       our active students association     your disability.
examinations, dissertations            when you register – you can
                                                                           For more information
and portfolios.                        help influence University
                                                                           go to openuniversity.co.uk/
                                       decisions, meet fellow students
                                                                           disability or call us on
                                       and develop new skills.
                                                                           0300 303 5303.
                                       Find out more at
                                       openuniversity.co.uk/ousa.

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BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE
    WITH AN ACCESS MODULE
    If you don’t have much                  You don’t have to do one, but you        WHAT DO YOU
    experience of university-               might find it useful if you'd like to:   NEED TO BEGIN?
                                            –– improve your confidence
    level study or haven’t                                                           You can start Access modules
                                            –– get a taste of a subject area
    studied in a while, you                                                          in February and October.
                                               you're thinking of studying in
    could benefit from starting                more detail
                                                                                     You’ll need:
    your studies with one of                –– brush up on your study skills.
                                                                                     –– access to a phone
    our Access modules.                     Each module includes a
                                                                                     –– equipment that plays DVDs
                                            selection of materials, online           –– the use of a computer
    They offer a great introduction         quizzes, and assignments that               with internet access –
    to a range of subjects and act as       you complete over 30 weeks.                 you don’t need to buy
    a taster to see if you want to delve    It takes around nine hours of               one though, the use of
    deeper. Students who choose to          study each week.                            one at a public library
    start with an Access module do                                                      will be fine.
                                            You’ll get:
    better on their next module, so it's
    a great way to start your chosen        –– a personal tutor providing
    qualification. You might even              regular feedback with one-
    qualify for a free Access module.          to-one telephone tutorials
                                            –– further support from
                                               a dedicated team
                                               throughout your study
                                            –– detailed written feedback.

       WHAT YOU CAN STUDY                     Arts and languages                      We offer two other Access
                                              Access module (Y031)                    modules, which are more relevant
       The following Access module will                                               to other subject areas:
                                              This fascinating module explores
       prepare you for the qualifications
                                              a range of subjects – including art     People, work and society Access
       we offer in arts and humanities.
                                              history, English language, English      module (Y032)
                                              literature and creative writing, it     Science, technology and maths
                                              touches on modern languages,            Access module (Y033)
                                              history and religious studies too.
                                              It’s ideal if you want to explore
                                              your creative side, have an
                                              interest in language, and want to
                                              start honing your study skills.

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DO YOU QUALIFY FOR A FREE ACCESS MODULE?
You can study an Access               HOW MUCH DOES AN                          Students who prepare
module for free if you:               ACCESS MODULE COST?                       by taking an Access module
–– live in the UK (excludes           If you don’t qualify to study             are more likely to be
   Channel Islands and Isle of Man)   for free, the cost depends                SUCCESSFUL
   or have a British Forces Post      on where you live.                        in their future studies
   Office address                     –– In England, the Channel Islands
–– are studying the module to            and the Isle of Man it’s £732.
   prepare for an OU qualification    –– In Northern Ireland, Scotland
   (this doesn’t apply if you live       and Wales it’s £246.
   in Scotland)
                                      Pay up front by debit or credit
–– have a household income (or,       card, or by bank transfer.
   in Scotland, a personal income)    Or spread the cost with an
   of £25,000 or less, or you’re      Open University Student
   receiving qualifying benefits      Budget Account – see page 15
–– have completed no more             for more information.
   than one year of a full-time       If you’re studying an Access
   undergraduate programme            module in preparation for an
                                                                           NEXT STEPS
   at NQF level 4/SCQF level 7        OU qualification and you live        Order an Access
   or above, and not completed        in England or Wales, you could       Modules Prospectus at
   30 credits or more of OU study.    cover the cost with a student        openuniversity.co.uk/
                                      loan – see page 14 for more          ug-access or speak to our
                                      information.                         Student Recruitment team
                                                                           on 0300 303 0069.

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HOW YOU BUILD
     YOUR QUALIFICATION

     UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
                                                                        ACCESS MODULE
     You’ll need to build up a set                                  An optional module to build
                                                                    your confidence and prepare
     number of credits to gain your                                    you for further study.
     qualification. Here’s how it works.

     WHAT ARE STAGES, CREDITS                                        To complete Stage 1, you’ll
     AND MODULES?                                                need 120 credits, studying modules
                                                                       worth 30 or 60 credits.

                                                       STAGE 1
     STAGES
     –– You must complete three stages to
        gain an honours degree, two stages                                 120 CREDITS
        for a diploma of higher education and one
        stage for a certificate of higher education.
                                                                 Certificate of higher education
     –– To complete each stage you must
        build up a set number of credits…

     CREDITS
     –– You need 120 credits to                                     To complete Stage 2, you’ll
        complete each stage.                                     need a further 120 credits, studying
     –– You need a set number of credits                          modules worth 30 or 60 credits.
                                                       STAGE 2

        to gain your chosen qualification
        e.g. you need 360 credits to gain
        an honours degree.                                                240 CREDITS
     –– Most students study 60 credits a year.
     –– You gain credits by successfully
        completing modules…                                        Diploma of higher education

     MODULES
     –– With each module you successfully
        complete, you'll earn a set number of
                                                                    To complete Stage 3, you’ll
        credits, usually 30 or 60.
                                                                 need a further 120 credits, studying
     –– Modules are either compulsory or                          modules worth 30 or 60 credits.
                                                       STAGE 3

        selected from a choice of options.
     –– You choose the modules you
        want to study, year by year.                                      360 CREDITS

                                                                          Honours degree

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POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS                          PATTERN A –
                                               MA IN ENGLISH, MA IN HISTORY
You gain a postgraduate
qualification by building up
                                                  120 credits at postgraduate level.
a set number of credits...

CREDITS
                                                Postgraduate Diploma in Humanities
You need:
–– 60 credits to gain a
   postgraduate certificate
–– 120 credits to gain a
                                                A further 60 credits at postgraduate
   postgraduate diploma
                                                       level – total 180 credits.
–– 180 credits to gain a
   masters degree.
You gain credits by successfully
completing modules…                                        Masters degree

MODULES
                                               PATTERN B –
–– With each module you successfully           MA IN ART HISTORY, MA IN CLASSICAL
   complete, you’ll earn a set number of       STUDIES, MA IN MUSIC, MA IN CREATIVE
   credits, usually 60 or 120 credits.         WRITING, MA IN PHILOSOPHY
–– In arts and humanities, modules are
   mostly compulsory.
                                                  60 credits at postgraduate level.
GETTING STARTED
All you need to do is choose which
qualification you want to study and register
on a module that counts towards that           Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities
qualification. You can find out more about
the postgraduate qualifications we offer in
arts and humanities from page 42.

                                                A further 120 credits at postgraduate
                                                       level – total 180 credits.

                                                          Masters degree

                                               MA OR MSc OPEN MASTERS DEGREE

                                                  180 credits at postgraduate level.

                                                           Masters degree

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HOW LONG YOUR
     QUALIFICATION WILL TAKE
     Exactly how long it will take to get your qualification depends on how many
     credits you study each year and which qualification you’re working towards.
     Most of our students study part time. The way we work gives you the flexibility
     to get the qualification you want in a timeframe that’s right for you.If you want
     to study full time, you’ll need to plan your studies carefully.

     UNDERGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

       PART TIME | 60 CREDITS A YEAR | 16–18 STUDY HOURS A WEEK

        CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER
        EDUCATION (120 credits)

           DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
        EDUCATION (240 credits)

                HONOURS DEGREE
                    (360 credits)

                                              0               1              2              3               4              5    6

                                                                                 YEARS TO COMPLETE

       FULL TIME | 120 CREDITS A YEAR | 32–36 STUDY HOURS A WEEK

        CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER
        EDUCATION (120 credits)

           DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
        EDUCATION (240 credits)

                HONOURS DEGREE
                    (360 credits)

                                              0               1              2              3               4              5    6

                                                                                 YEARS TO COMPLETE

     Some undergraduate qualifications follow a different pattern of study. See individual descriptions for more information.

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                                                                                                    To anyone considering
                                                                                                    embarking on an OU
                                                                                                    course I'd say go for it.
                                                                                                    Get involved. It's a big
                                                                                                    step but one you don't
                                                                                                    have to take alone.
                                                                                                    Peter Cowan,
                                                                                                    BA (Hons) History,
                                                                                                    BA (Hons) Open, MA History

POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

  PART TIME | 16 STUDY HOURS A WEEK

  MASTERS DEGREE (180 credits)

      MA in English, MA in History                     120 credit module                       60 credit module

                   All other arts and
                                                60 credit module               120 credit module
                    humanities MAs

         MA or MSc Open Masters                 60 credit module               60 credit module               60 credit module

                                           0                              1                              2                       3

                                                                              YEARS TO COMPLETE

      POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA
                                                        120 credit module
                (120 credits)

                POSTGRADUATE
                                                60 credit module
        CERTIFICATE (60 credits)
                                                                              YEARS TO COMPLETE

                                           0                              1                              2                       3

                                                                              YEARS TO COMPLETE

Some postgraduate qualifications follow a different pattern of study. See individual descriptions for more information.

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WHEN AND HOW
      YOU CAN PAY
     We offer great value                            FUNDING – ENGLAND                    –– Welsh Government Learning
                                                     AND WALES                               Grant – a non-means tested
     for money, giving you
                                                     If you live in England or Wales         maintenance grant of up to £750
     an excellent standard
                                                     the best way to fund your studies,   –– Special Support Grant – a means
     of teaching at a highly                         regardless of age or income,            tested maintenance grant of up
     competitive price. And                          might be with a student loan            to £3,750. This is in addition to
     we’ll always help you find                      from Student Finance England            the non-means tested grant.
                                                     or Student Finance Wales. It’s
     a way of paying that suits                      the most popular way to pay and      FUNDING – NORTHERN IRELAND
     your circumstances.                             you only start paying it back when   If you live in Northern Ireland you
                                                     you earn more than the income        could be eligible for a Part-Time
     FOR UNDERGRADUATE                               threshold (currently £25,000).       Fee Grant of up to £1,230 to help
                                                                                          towards your fees. The amount
     You’ll pay on a module-by-module
                                                     EXAMPLE REPAYMENT AMOUNTS            depends on how much you earn
     basis, rather than for your whole
                                                      INCOME EACH            MONTHLY      and your study intensity (the
     qualification at the start. See
                                                      YEAR BEFORE TAX        REPAYMENT    number of credits you study).
     below to get an idea of costs.
                                                                                          If you’re not eligible for a Part-Time
                                                      Up to £25,000          £0
                                                                                          Fee Grant or if your Part-Time Fee
          LIVING IN ENGLAND
                                                      £27,000                £15          Grant does not cover the full cost
          CREDITS                      COST                                               of your tuition fees, you can apply
          EACH YEAR                    PER YEAR 1     £34,000                £67.50
                                                                                          for a Part-Time Tuition Fee Loan.
          30.                          £1,464         £49,000                £180         See our website for more
                                                                                          information or call 028 9032 3722.
          60.                          £2,928
                                                     To qualify for a loan you need to
          120.                         £5,856        be studying at least one module      FUNDING – SCOTLAND
                                                     worth 30 credits or more and         If you live in Scotland and your
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      2018/19 prices; fees normally increase         be registered to study for
      annually in line with inflation and the                                             personal income is £25,000 or
      University’s strategic approach to fees.       a qualification.                     less, or you’re on certain benefits,
                                                     If you get a loan:                   and you’re studying at least 30
     In England, the cost for a 360-credit
                                                     –– you won’t have to pay anything    credits, you could qualify for a
     honours degree based on today’s
                                                        back for up to four years         Part-Time Fee Grant to cover all
     prices is £17,568.
                                                                                          of your course fees. It isn’t a loan
                                                     –– repayments are based on what      and you won’t need to repay it.
          LIVING IN NORTHERN IRELAND,                   you earn, not what you owe
          SCOTLAND OR WALES                                                               STUDY SUPPORT AND
                                                     –– payments are deducted
          CREDITS                      COST             automatically from your salary    DISCRETIONARY FUNDS
          EACH YEAR                    PER YEAR 2
                                                     –– you can pay off the loan          If your annual income is less
          30.                          £492             early without any penalties       than £25,000, you might be
                                                                                          eligible for additional means-
          60.                          £984          –– any balance outstanding after
                                                                                          tested funding for study-related
                                                        30 years will be written off.
          120.                         £1,968                                             costs, such as travel, childcare
     2                                              ADDITIONAL SUPPORT – WALES           and internet access.
          2018/19 prices (exceptions apply); fees
          normally increase annually in line with    From September 2018, new
          inflation and the University’s strategic                                        SELF-FUNDED STUDY
          approach to fees.                          students studying part time can
                                                                                          It’s easy to pay for your studies
                                                     also apply for financial support
     In Northern Ireland, Scotland                                                        using a debit or credit card or
                                                     to help with living costs. There
     and Wales, the cost for a typical                                                    by bank transfer. Or spread the
                                                     are two new grants available
     360-credit honours degree based                                                      cost with an Open University
                                                     and both are non-repayable:
     on today’s prices is £5,904.                                                         Student Budget Account – see
                                                                                          opposite for more information.

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GET SPONSORED                            If you get a loan:                     If you get a loan:
See whether your company                 –– you’ll start repaying your          –– you’ll start repaying your
or organisation would want                  loan the April after you’ve            loan the April after you’ve
to help you learn and develop,              graduated or left the course           graduated or left the course
it’s always worth asking.                –– repayments are based on what        –– repayments are based on what
                                            you earn, not what you owe. You        you earn, not what you owe.
FOR POSTGRADUATE                            only start paying it back when         You only start paying it back
                                            you earn more than the income          when you earn more than
You pay for postgraduate                    threshold (currently £21,000)          the income threshold
qualifications module by module.                                                   (currently £17,775)
                                         –– payments are deducted
Please go to our website to see
                                            automatically from your salary      –– payments are deducted
the fee listed for your qualification.
                                         –– any balance outstanding after          automatically from your salary.
FUNDING – ENGLAND                           30 years will be written off.
                                                                                SELF-FUNDED STUDY
AND WALES
                                         FUNDING – NORTHERN                     It’s easy to pay for your studies
If you live in England or Wales you
                                         IRELAND AND SCOTLAND                   using a debit or credit card or
could be eligible for a maintenance
                                         If you live in Northern Ireland        by bank transfer. Or spread the
loan of up to £10,609 from Student
                                         or Scotland you could be eligible      cost with an Open University
Finance England or up to £13,000
                                         for a fee loan of up to £5,500         Student Budget Account – see
from Student Finance Wales.
                                         towards the fees of your               below for more information.
To be eligible you must:
                                         qualification from Student
–– be under 60 years old                 Finance Northern Ireland
                                                                                GET SPONSORED
–– be resident in England or             or the Student Awards                  See whether your company
   Wales (although some EU               Agency Scotland.                       or organisation would want
   students may be eligible)                                                    to help you learn and develop,
                                         To be eligible you must:
                                                                                it’s always worth asking.
–– be studying a masters degree          –– be resident in Northern
   which can be completed in no             Ireland or Scotland
   more than three years
                                         –– be studying for an eligible
–– not currently have a masters             postgraduate qualification
   degree or equivalent
–– be studying your qualification                                               MORE ONLINE
   from the beginning.                                                          To find out more about
                                                                                fees and funding, go to
                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/ug-fees or
                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/pg-fees
                                                                                or call an OU adviser on
                                                                                0300 303 5303

   OPEN UNIVERSITY                         OUSBA will pay your fees to           case, interest does apply.
   STUDENT BUDGET                          The Open University, and you          The interest rate is fixed for the
   ACCOUNTS LTD                            repay OUSBA either in a single        duration of the course (current
   (OUSBA)                                 sum or in monthly instalments.        representative APR of 5.1%).
                                           You may repay OUSBA at any            As a responsible lender, every
   When you enrol with                     time before the course begins.        application made to OUSBA
   us, you’ll be offered the               In this case, there’s no interest.    undergoes a credit and
   opportunity to pay your                                                       affordability check.
   fees through a loan                     Alternatively, you may repay
   from OUSBA.                             OUSBA in monthly instalments          Find out more about OUSBA
                                           payable over up to a year. In this    at openuniversity.co.uk/ousba.

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WELCOME TO ARTS AND HUMANITIES –
     LEARN AND LIVE
     Our arts and humanities        WHY STUDY WITH US?                      UNDERGRADUATE
     courses focus on               Our Faculty of Arts and Social          Our numerous honours degrees
                                    Sciences is the largest and most        include Arts and Humanities,
     numerous subjects,
                                    diverse at The Open University,         Classical Studies, English
     including art history,         with some 50,000 students               Literature and Creative Writing,
     classical studies, creative    studying our courses. We’re             English Language and Literature,
     writing, English language,     noted for the strength of our           English Literature, History, History
                                    interdisciplinary approaches and        and Politics, Music, and Philosophy
     English literature, history,
                                    for our academics, who are of           and Psychological Studies.
     modern languages, music,       international standing.                 At undergraduate level, we offer a
     philosophy, and religious      We teach and research a very wide       certificate of higher education in
     studies.                       range of topics and themes in           Arts and Humanities, and diplomas
                                    specific subject areas. In the latest   of higher education in Arts and
     Whether you’re studying        Research Excellence Framework           Humanities, Classical Studies,
                                    – which assesses British academic       English, History, History and
     as part of a career path or    institutions - we were recognised       Politics, Music, and Philosophy and
     for the love of the subject    as ‘world class’ or ‘internationally    Psychological Studies.
     (or both), our arts and        excellent’. Our Music Department
                                    was rated as one of the best in         POSTGRADUATE
     humanities qualifications
                                    the country.                            All of our postgraduate courses
     will provide you with new                                              are studied online.
                                    To give you an idea of our breadth
     perspectives on culture,       and depth: our art history courses      Our masters degrees are in Art
     society and humanity,          span the whole range from access        History, Classical Studies, Creative
     from the ancient world to      or starter level to masters degree      Writing, English, History, Music,
                                    standard. Approximately 11,000          and Philosophy.
     the present day.
                                    students study English with us
                                                                            We offer a postgraduate
                                    every year. And as part of our
                                                                            certificate and a postgraduate
                                    music studies, we’ve launched an
                                                                            diploma in Humanities.
                                    exciting new module in
                                    collaboration with Trinity Laban
                                    Conservatoire of Music and Dance,
                                    aimed at practising musicians.
                                    Whatever you intend to study,
                                    we hope you’ll want to join us.

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EXPLORE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
BEYOND GRADUATION
The sheer breadth of study
makes our arts and humanities
qualifications relevant to a wide
                                                                         Open University study
                                      MORE ONLINE                        can change your life; look
variety of careers. They include
teaching and education,               Learn more about studying          at the many thousands
journalism, publishing, PR and        our arts and humanities            of graduates who are
the creative industries, as well      qualifications, and register for   testament to its success
as careers in the charities and       your chosen course, at
                                                                         as an organisation.
voluntary sector, local government    openuniversity.co.uk/courses
                                                                         An Open University
and the civil service. Arts and
                                                                         qualification can open
humanities qualifications are also
the ideal foundation on which to                                         doors for you, so go for it.
base your own artistic or                                                Tasnim Nazeer,
creative career.                                                         BA (Hons) English Language
Employers greatly value the                                              and Literature
high-level critical thinking,
analysis and communication skills
acquired by studying the arts and
humanities. You’ll sharpen your
IT, writing, analytical and
independent thinking skills.
These are key skills in complex
organisations, greatly sought after
in the world beyond study –
whether you’re already working,
volunteering, or changing career.

                                                                                                        17
OUR RESEARCH –
     CREATING YOUR CURRICULUM
     OU research is world renowned. Our Music Department was
     ranked first for its proportion of quality research in the 2014
     UK Research Excellence Framework and is in the top 10 UK
     universities according to Times Higher Education.

     THE VOTIVES PROJECT                    THE LISTENING                         INDIGENOUS IN LONDON
     The practice of giving gifts to gods   EXPERIENCE DATABASE                   Centring on the dramatic/musical
     is as old as religion itself. This     How did people listen to music in     performances, rituals and other
     project brings together people         the past? What did they listen to?    cultural practices of indigenous
     from a range of disciplines such       Who listened and in what              people living in or visiting London,
     as archaeology, anthropology           circumstances? Nowadays we take       this research was funded by the
     and religious studies, changing        it for granted that we can use a      Norwegian Research Council to
     the way that we think about            range of listening devices to hear    aid ongoing work to democratise
     ‘votive offerings’.                    music whenever we want.               some communities.
     The project has established a          But opportunities for listening       The project is particularly focused
     network of leading academics           were very different in previous       on Maori, Pacific Islanders and First
     from all over the world, as well       centuries, as was the type of         Nation people from the Americas
     as contemporary artists and            people who listened and audience      but also looks at many other
     practitioners of different faiths,     behaviour. Using a range of digital   communities and individuals who
     sharing knowledge on the               humanities techniques, this project   contribute to the diverse cultural
     development of classical and more      investigates these.                   life of Britain’s capital city.
     recent religious ideas, and the role   For more information on this
     of material culture in shaping         project go to led.kmi.open.ac.uk.
     beliefs and practices.
     For more information on
     this project go to
     thevotivesproject.org.
                                                                                  MORE ONLINE
                                                                                  Find out what else we’re
                                                                                  discovering openuniversity.
                                                                                  co.uk/ouresearch.

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FIND AN
UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
You can register for the                 ARTS AND HUMANITIES
2018/2019 academic year for
undergraduate qualifications             BA (Hons) Arts and Humanities (R14)                  20
from 21 March 2018.
                                         CLASSICAL STUDIES
We’ve based the qualification
                                         BA (Hons) Classical Studies (Q85)                    22
start dates on the first applicable
module(s) you can study as part          ENGLISH
of your qualification.
                                         BA (Hons) English Literature (Q66)                   24
Modules listed in this prospectus are
those that are currently available for   BA (Hons) English Language and Literature (Q39)      26
study – the exact selection may change
over time.                               BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative
                                                                                              28
                                         Writing (Q86)

                                         HISTORY
                                         BA (Hons) History (Q01)                              30

                                         BA (Hons) History and Politics (Q97)                 32

                                         MUSIC
                                         BA (Hons) Music (R25)                                34

                                         PHILOSOPHY
                                         BA (Hons) Philosophy and Psychological
                                                                                              36
                                         Studies (Q43)

                                         BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Q45)   38

                                         OPEN DEGREE
                                         BA or BSc (Hons) Open (QD)                           40

                                                                                                   19
ARTS AND
      HUMANITIES

     BA (HONS) ARTS AND HUMANITIES
     From poetry to string                  WHY CHOOSE THIS                      ROUTES THROUGH
     quartets, and from                     QUALIFICATION?                       THIS DEGREE
     sculpture to short stories,            –– Study a broad range of subjects   You can choose a specialist
                                               and specialise in one or          route through the degree by
     the extraordinary range of
                                               two disciplines.                  focusing on one or two of the
     human culture offers rich                                                   following subjects in a number of
                                            –– Learn how to approach the arts
     possibilities for study.                  from an academic perspective,     combinations: art history, classical
                                               construct an argument             studies, creative writing, English
     This broad and absorbing course           and communicate your              language, English literature,
     develops a deep understanding of          ideas effectively.                French, German, history, music,
     the world we live in and how we                                             philosophy, religious studies or
                                            –– Develop your skills of critical
     got here, covering a fascinating                                            Spanish, or you can study a range
                                               thinking, analysis and working
     variety of perspectives, periods                                            of modules from arts and
                                               independently, which are highly
     and subjects – including art                                                humanities subjects.
                                               valued by employers.
     history, classical studies, creative                                        Your choice of specialism will be
     writing, English language and          –– Relevant to a wide range of
                                                                                 included in the name of your
     English literature, history, modern       careers, such as advertising,
                                                                                 degree, for example:
     languages, music, philosophy and          education, legal work,
                                               and journalism.                   –– with one specialism – Bachelor
     religious studies.
                                                                                    of Arts (Honours) Arts and
                                                                                    Humanities (Art History)
                                                                                 –– with two specialisms – Bachelor
                                                                                    of Arts (Honours) Arts and
                                                                                    Humanities (Art History and
                                                                                    Religious Studies).

                                                                                  RELATED
                                                                                  QUALIFICATIONS
                                                                                  DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
                                                                                  EDUCATION IN ARTS AND
                                                                                  HUMANITIES (W59)
                                                                                  openuniversity.co.uk/w59

                                                                                  CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER
                                                                                  EDUCATION IN ARTS AND
                                                                                  HUMANITIES (T32)
                                                                                  openuniversity.co.uk/t32
20
QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE                                                                   AT A GLANCE
                      You can choose a specialist              –   English literature                           COURSE CODE            R14
                      route through the degree by              –   French
                                                                                                                TOTAL CREDITS          360
                      focusing on one or two of                –   German
                      the following subjects in a              –   history                                      START DATES
                      number of combinations:                  –   music                                        Oct 2018
                      –   art history                          –   philosophy                                   Register by 13 Sep 2018
                      –   classical studies                    –   religious studies
                      –   creative writing                     –   Spanish                                      Feb 2019
                                                                                                                Register by 10 Jan 2019
                      –   English language
                                                                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                                   FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
                                                                                                                No specific requirements
                      The example route shown below is ART HISTORY AND
                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
                      RELIGIOUS STUDIES. For more information about this and
                                                                                                                Based on a mix of:
                      other available routes, go to openuniversity.co.uk/r14.
                                                                                                                –– Tutor-marked
                                                                                                Compulsory         assignments
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                modules
                                                                                                                –– End-of-module
                       The arts past and present                                                Option             assessments
                       (AA100) (60 credits)                                                     modules
                                                                                                                –– Examinations
                                                                                                Awarded
                                                                                                qualification
                                                                                                                STUDY DURATION
                                                                                                                Part time: 6 years
                       You'll choose 60 credits from a selection of modules that                                Full time: 3 years
                       includes the recommended module Voices, texts and material
                       culture (A105) (60 credits)                                                              MODE OF STUDY
                                                                                                                The learning materials
                                                                                                                provided are a balance
                                                                                                                of print and online
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                                Electronic versions
                       Exploring art and visual culture                                                         of printed materials
                       (A226) (60 credits)                                                                      available (e.g. PDF)

                                                                                                                Disc-based media
                                                                                                                (e.g. DVD)
                       Exploring religion: places, practices, texts and experiences
                                                                                                                Online forum
                       (A227) (60 credits)                                                                      Optional

                                                                                                                Collaborative work
                                                                                                                Optional
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                       Art and its global histories
                       (A344) (60 credits)

                      Why is religion controversial?
                      (A332) (60 credits)

                       BA (HONS) ARTS AND HUMANITIES (ART HISTORY
                       AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES)

                      Qualification delivery, module availability and qualification structure
                      are subject to change.
                                                                                                                MORE ONLINE
                                                                                                                To find out more about this
                                                                                                                course, fees and funding,
                                                                                                                and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/r14
                                                                                                                or call 0300 303 5303
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CLASSICAL
      STUDIES

     BA (HONS) CLASSICAL STUDIES
     This degree will               You will encounter a range of        WHY CHOOSE THIS
     develop and deepen your        periods and places, including        QUALIFICATION?
                                    Classical Athens and Imperial
     understanding of the           Rome and key sites such as
                                                                         –– Explore themes such as Classical
                                                                            myth and Roman imperialism
     ancient Greek and Roman        Pompeii and Roman Britain. You’ll       through primary sources and
     worlds through study of        explore themes such as classical        scholarly criticism.
     ancient literature, history,   myth and Roman imperialism
                                    through primary sources and          –– Gain valuable perspectives on
     culture, philosophy, art       scholarly criticism. You can also       the origins and development
     and archaeology.               choose to study Latin and ancient       of ancient Greek and Roman
                                    Greek. By studying this degree          societies, and their
                                    you’ll develop skills in critical       cultural legacy.
                                    reasoning, research, analysis,       –– Gives you the opportunity to
                                    interpretation and communication,       develop a project based on
                                    all of which are valued in              independent study.
                                    the workplace.                       –– Develop skills in critical
                                    A degree in classical studies will      reasoning, research, analysis,
                                    also enhance your understanding         interpretation and
                                    of many aspects of the modern           communication – all much
                                    world, by providing perspectives        prized in the workplace.
                                    on the origins and development
                                    of contemporary societies
                                    and cultures.

                                                                          RELATED
                                                                          QUALIFICATION
                                                                          DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
                                                                          EDUCATION IN CLASSICAL
                                                                          STUDIES (W62)
                                                                          openuniversity.co.uk/w62

                                                                          CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER
                                                                          EDUCATION IN ARTS AND
                                                                          HUMANITIES (T32)
                                                                          openuniversity.co.uk/t32
22
QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE                                                                   AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                Compulsory      COURSE CODE            Q85
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                modules
                       The arts past and present                                                Option          TOTAL CREDITS          360
                       (AA100) (60 credits)                                                     modules
                                                                                                Awarded         Oct 2018
                                                                                                qualification   Register by 13 Sep 2018

                                                                                                                Feb 2019
                       You'll choose 60 credits from a selection of modules that
                                                                                                                Register by 10 Jan 2019
                       includes the recommended module Voices, texts and
                       material culture (A105) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                                No specific requirements

                                                                                                                                               FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                                Based on a mix of:
                       Exploring the classical world (A229) (60 credits) OR
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                                –– Tutor-marked
                       Reading classical Greek: language and literature                                            assignments
                       (A275) (60 credits) OR                                                                   –– End-of-module
                       Classical Latin: the language of ancient Rome                                               assessments
                       (A276) (60 credits)                                                                      –– Examinations

                                                                                                                STUDY DURATION
                       You'll choose a second module from those listed above or                                 Part time: 6 years
                       60 credits from a selection of arts and humanities modules.                              Full time: 3 years
                       For more information go to openuniversity.co.uk/q85
                                                                                                                MODE OF STUDY
                                                                                                                The learning materials
                                                                                                                provided are a balance
                                                                                                                of print and online
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                       Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds                                                       Electronic versions
                                                                                                                of printed materials
                       (A330) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                available (e.g. PDF)

                                                                                                                Disc-based media
                                                                                                                (e.g. DVD)
                      The Roman empire
                                                                                                                Online forum
                      (A340) (60 credits)                                                                       Optional

                                                                                                                Collaborative work
                                                                                                                Optional

                       BA (HONS) CLASSICAL STUDIES

                      Qualification delivery, module availability and qualification structure
                      are subject to change.

                                                                                                                MORE ONLINE
                                                                                                                To find out more about this
                                                                                                                course, fees and funding,
                                                                                                                and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/q85
                                                                                                                or call 0300 303 5303
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ENGLISH

     BA (HONS) ENGLISH LITERATURE
     English literature is a       This wide-ranging degree draws        WHY CHOOSE THIS
                                   on a rich variety of texts and        QUALIFICATION?
     broad and accessible
                                   approaches, helping to reveal the     –– Learn how to analyse a wide
     subject that is important     extraordinary scope of English           range of texts including fiction,
     in its own right and offers   literature and its importance in         poetry and drama.
     connections to many other     today’s world. You’ll encounter
                                                                         –– Explore the work of some
                                   texts from different historical and
     kinds of cultural enquiry.    cultural settings – including            famous authors alongside some
                                   translations – in genres from            lesser known – but equally
                                   novels to drama and poetry.              fascinating – writers.
                                   At first, your studies will take an   –– Choose options in creative
                                   interdisciplinary approach.              writing or English language.
                                   Later, more focused modules will      –– Develop advanced skills in
                                   help you consolidate your                analysis, evaluation and
                                   understanding of literary history        communication that are highly
                                   and critical approaches to all the       valued in the workplace.
                                   major literary genres. You can also
                                   choose creative writing and
                                   English language options.
                                   As you progress, you’ll become a
                                   more reflective reader of all kinds
                                   of writing, and acquire advanced
                                   skills in analysis, evaluation
                                   and communication.

                                                                          RELATED
                                                                          QUALIFICATION
                                                                          DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
                                                                          EDUCATION IN ENGLISH (W61)
                                                                          openuniversity.co.uk/w61

                                                                          CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER
                                                                          EDUCATION IN ARTS AND
                                                                          HUMANITIES (T32)
                                                                          openuniversity.co.uk/t32
24
QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE                                                                   AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                Compulsory      COURSE CODE            Q66
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                modules
                       The arts past and present                                                Option          TOTAL CREDITS          360
                       (AA100) (60 credits)                                                     modules
                                                                                                Awarded         START DATES
                                                                                                qualification   Oct 2018
                                                                                                                Register by 13 Sep 2018
                       You'll choose 60 credits from a selection of modules that
                       includes the recommended module Voices, texts and material                               Feb 2019
                       culture (A105) (60 credits)                                                              Register by 10 Jan 2019

                                                                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                               FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
                                                                                                                No specific requirements

                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                                Based on a mix of:
                       Reading and studying literature                                                          –– Tutor-marked
                       (A230) (60 credits)                                                                         assignments
                                                                                                                –– End-of-module
                                                                                                                   assessments
                                                                                                                –– Examinations
                       Telling stories: the novel and beyond
                       (A233) (60 credits) planned for October 2019                                             STUDY DURATION
                                                                                                                Part time: 6 years
                                                                                                                Full time: 3 years

                                                                                                                MODE OF STUDY
                                                                                                                The learning materials
                       English literature from Shakespeare to Austen                                            provided are a balance
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                       (A334) (60 credits) OR                                                                   of print and online
                       Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present
                                                                                                                Electronic versions
                       (A335) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                of printed materials
                                                                                                                available (e.g. PDF)
                      A second module from the group above OR
                                                                                                                Disc-based media
                      Advanced creative writing (A363) (60 credits) OR
                                                                                                                (e.g. DVD)
                      Children’s literature (EA300) (60 credits) OR
                      Language and creativity (E302) (60 credits)                                               Online forum
                                                                                                                Optional

                                                                                                                Collaborative work
                                                                                                                Optional
                       BA (HONS) ENGLISH LITERATURE

                      Qualification delivery, module availability and qualification structure
                      are subject to change.

                                                                                                                MORE ONLINE
                                                                                                                To find out more about this
                                                                                                                course, fees and funding,
                                                                                                                and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/q66
                                                                                                                or call 0300 303 5303
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BA (HONS) ENGLISH LANGUAGE
     AND LITERATURE
     This degree gives you the    You’ll begin by studying                WHY CHOOSE THIS
     opportunity to investigate   interdisciplinary themes, before        QUALIFICATION?
                                  exploring writing and speech in a
     how the English language     wide range of forms, and develop
                                                                          –– Learn how to analyse a wide
                                                                             range of texts including fiction,
     is used in a variety of      your skills in the interpretation of       poetry and drama.
     global contexts, and study   both literary and non-literary texts.
                                                                          –– Explore the history of the
     literature from different    You’ll also be able to choose
                                                                             English language and how it has
                                  modules from across the field of
     historical periods and in    English, such as creative writing or
                                                                             become a global language.
     diverse cultural settings.   twentieth-century literature.           –– Have the opportunity to
                                  As you progress you’ll acquire             develop a project based on
                                  skills of analysis, the ability to         independent study.
                                  comment critically on different         –– Learn the skills of critical
                                  kinds of writing, and learn to             commentary and complex
                                  develop and sustain complex                argument that are highly
                                  arguments.                                 valued in the workplace.

                                                                           RELATED
                                                                           QUALIFICATION
                                                                           DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
                                                                           EDUCATION IN ENGLISH (W61)
                                                                           openuniversity.co.uk/w61

                                                                           CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER
                                                                           EDUCATION IN ARTS AND
                                                                           HUMANITIES (T32)
                                                                           openuniversity.co.uk/t32
26
QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE                                                                   AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                Compulsory      COURSE CODE            Q39
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                modules
                       The arts past and present                                                Option          TOTAL CREDITS          360
                       (AA100) (60 credits)                                                     modules
                                                                                                Awarded         START DATES
                                                                                                qualification   Oct 2018
                                                                                                                Register by 13 Sep 2018
                       You'll choose 60 credits from a selection of modules that
                       includes the recommended module Introducing English                                      Feb 2019
                       language studies (L101) (60 credits)                                                     Register by 10 Jan 2019

                                                                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                               FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
                                                                                                                No specific requirements

                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                                Based on a mix of:
                       Reading and studying literature                                                          –– Tutor-marked
                       (A230) (60 credits)                                                                         assignments
                                                                                                                –– End-of-module
                                                                                                                   assessments
                                                                                                                –– Examinations
                       Worlds of English
                       (U214) (60 credits)                                                                      STUDY DURATION
                                                                                                                Part time: 6 years
                                                                                                                Full time: 3 years

                                                                                                                MODE OF STUDY
                                                                                                                The learning materials
                                                                                                                provided are a balance
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                       Exploring English grammar (E304) (60 credits) OR                                         of print and online
                       Language and creativity (E302) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                Electronic versions
                                                                                                                of printed materials
                                                                                                                available (e.g. PDF)
                      English literature from Shakespeare to Austen
                      (A334) (60 credits) OR                                                                    Disc-based media
                      Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present                                        (e.g. DVD)
                      (A335) (60 credits) OR
                                                                                                                Online forum
                      Advanced creative writing (A363) (60 credits) OR                                          Optional

                      Children’s literature (EA300) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                Collaborative work
                                                                                                                Optional

                       BA (HONS) ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

                      Qualification delivery, module availability and qualification structure
                      are subject to change.

                                                                                                                MORE ONLINE
                                                                                                                To find out more about this
                                                                                                                course, fees and funding,
                                                                                                                and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/q39
                                                                                                                or call 0300 303 5303
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BA (HONS) ENGLISH LITERATURE
     AND CREATIVE WRITING
     This degree offers you the        Your early studies will be framed      WHY CHOOSE THIS
                                       within interdisciplinary themes.       QUALIFICATION?
     opportunity to study and
                                       You’ll then move onto more             –– Learn how to analyse a wide
     interpret literature from         focused modules in English                range of texts including fiction,
     different historical periods      literature and creative writing,          poetry and drama.
     and diverse cultural              finishing with wide-ranging study
                                                                              –– Develop and reflect on your own
                                       of various literary genres from
     settings and to develop           different periods. You’ll also            writing and editing practice in
     your writing skills in fiction,   expand your writing range by              several genres.
     poetry and life writing.          exploring scriptwriting for film,      –– Introduces the world of
                                       radio and stage; and learn to             publishing and the requirements
                                       develop and sustain complex               for a professional presentation.
                                       arguments, comment critically on       –– Gain the skills of complex
                                       different texts, and reflect on your      argument and critical
                                       own writing practice.                     commentary, which are highly
                                                                                 valued in the workplace.

                                                                               RELATED
                                                                               QUALIFICATION
                                                                               DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
                                                                               EDUCATION IN ENGLISH (W61)
                                                                               openuniversity.co.uk/w61

                                                                               CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER
                                                                               EDUCATION IN ARTS AND
                                                                               HUMANITIES (T32)
                                                                               openuniversity.co.uk/t32
28
QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE                                                                   AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                Compulsory      COURSE CODE            Q86
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                modules
                       The arts past and present                                                Option          TOTAL CREDITS          360
                       (AA100) (60 credits)                                                     modules
                                                                                                Awarded         START DATES
                                                                                                qualification   Oct 2018
                                                                                                                Register by 13 Sep 2018
                       You'll choose 60 credits from a selection of modules that
                       includes the recommended module Voices, texts and material                               Feb 2019
                       culture (A105) (60 credits)                                                              Register by 10 Jan 2019

                                                                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                               FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
                                                                                                                No specific requirements

                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                                Based on a mix of:
                       Reading and studying literature                                                          –– Tutor-marked
                       (A230) (60 credits)                                                                         assignments
                                                                                                                –– End-of-module
                                                                                                                   assessments
                                                                                                                –– Examinations
                       Creative writing
                       (A215) (60 credits)                                                                      STUDY DURATION
                                                                                                                Part time: 6 years
                                                                                                                Full time: 3 years

                                                                                                                MODE OF STUDY
                                                                                                                The learning materials
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                                provided are a balance
                       Advanced creative writing                                                                of print and online
                       (A363) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                Electronic versions
                                                                                                                of printed materials
                                                                                                                available (e.g. PDF)
                      English literature from Shakespeare to Austen
                      (A334) (60 credits) OR                                                                    Disc-based media
                                                                                                                (e.g. DVD)
                      Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present
                      (A335) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                Online forum
                                                                                                                Optional

                                                                                                                Collaborative work
                                                                                                                Optional
                       BA (HONS) ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CREATIVE WRITING

                      Qualification delivery, module availability and qualification structure
                      are subject to change.

                                                                                                                MORE ONLINE
                                                                                                                To find out more about this
                                                                                                                course, fees and funding,
                                                                                                                and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/q86
                                                                                                                or call 0300 303 5303
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HISTORY

     BA (HONS) HISTORY
     Explore a rich variety          This degree will develop and             WHY CHOOSE THIS
                                     deepen your knowledge of                 QUALIFICATION?
     of people, places and
                                     different periods of history from        –– Explore a wide range of
     periods, including empire,      around 1500 to the late twentieth           historical topics, periods
     twentieth-century               century. By engaging with such              and places.
     dictators, elites, ideologies   exciting and challenging issues as
                                                                              –– Find out what it means to be
                                     power and warfare, culture and
     and ordinary lives, while       beliefs, health and medicine,               a historian.
     developing key skills for       imperialism, class and gender –          –– Have the opportunity to
     work and beyond.                you will learn the skills of the            develop a project based on
                                     historian in studying historical            independent study.
                                     materials; exploring how we              –– Study with up-to-date teaching
                                     understand, interpret and debate            materials created by experts in
                                     past events; and investigating a            the field.
                                     range of critical approaches.
                                     You’ll also acquire critical thinking,
                                     analysis, and communication skills
                                     that are much in demand in
                                     the workplace.

                                                                               RELATED
                                                                               QUALIFICATION
                                                                               DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
                                                                               EDUCATION IN HISTORY (W66)
                                                                               openuniversity.co.uk/w66

                                                                               CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER
                                                                               EDUCATION IN ARTS AND
                                                                               HUMANITIES (T32)
                                                                               openuniversity.co.uk/t32
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QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE                                                                   AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                Compulsory      COURSE CODE            Q01
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                modules
                       The arts past and present                                                Option          TOTAL CREDITS          360
                       (AA100) (60 credits)                                                     modules
                                                                                                Awarded         START DATES
                                                                                                qualification   Oct 2018
                                                                                                                Register by 13 Sep 2018
                       You'll choose 60 credits from a selection of modules that
                       includes the recommended module Voices, texts and material                               Feb 2019
                       culture (A105) (60 credits)                                                              Register by 10 Jan 2019

                                                                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                                   FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
                                                                                                                No specific requirements

                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                                Based on a mix of:
                       Early modern Europe: society and culture c:1500–1780                                     –– Tutor-marked
                       (A223) (60 credits)                                                                         assignments
                                                                                                                –– End-of-module
                                                                                                                   assessments
                                                                                                                –– Examinations
                       The British Isles and the modern world, 1789–1914
                       (A225) (60 credits)                                                                      STUDY DURATION
                                                                                                                Part time: 6 years
                                                                                                                Full time: 3 years

                                                                                                                MODE OF STUDY
                                                                                                                The learning materials
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                       Empire: 1492–1975 (A326) (60 credits) OR                                                 provided are a balance
                       Europe 1914–1989: war, peace, modernity                                                  of print and online
                       (A327) (60 credits) OR
                                                                                                                Electronic versions
                       The making of Welsh history (A329) (60 credits)                                          of printed materials
                                                                                                                available (e.g. PDF)

                      You'll choose a second 60-credit module from those above                                  Disc-based media
                      or 60 credits from a selection of history modules. For more                               (e.g. DVD)
                      information go to openuniversity.co.uk/q011
                                                                                                                Online forum
                                                                                                                Optional

                                                                                                                Collaborative work
                       BA (HONS) HISTORY                                                                        Optional

                      Qualification delivery, module availability and qualification structure
                      are subject to change.

                      1
                        Includes modules in local history and Scottish history offered by our
                      partner institutions.

                                                                                                                MORE ONLINE
                                                                                                                To find out more about this
                                                                                                                course, fees and funding,
                                                                                                                and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/q01
                                                                                                                or call 0300 303 5303
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BA (HONS) HISTORY AND POLITICS
     This degree will develop and deepen your knowledge
     of different periods of history while providing a critical
     understanding of political ideas, institutions, issues
     and theories.

     You’ll tackle challenging issues         WHY CHOOSE THIS
     such as power and warfare,               QUALIFICATION?
     security and insecurity, global          –– Study a range of periods
     justice, culture and beliefs, health        and societies from 1750 using
     and medicine, imperialism and               social scientific theories and
     resistance, and class and gender.           historical analysis.
     You’ll learn the skills of both the
                                              –– Offers a choice of modules in
     political scientist and the historian:
                                                 each subject to match your
     studying historical and
                                                 interests or requirements.
     contemporary problems as well as
     future trends. You’ll also gain an       –– Develop skills relevant to
     adaptable set of skills that includes       political and historical research   RELATED
     critical thinking, and analysis and         and writing directed to a range     QUALIFICATIONS
     communication, which can lead in            of audiences.                       DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
     many directions and are greatly          –– Gives you the opportunity, tools    EDUCATION IN HISTORY
     valued by employers.                        and guidance to develop an          AND POLITICS (W64)
                                                 independent project on a            openuniversity.co.uk/w64
                                                 subject of your choice.
                                                                                     CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER
                                                                                     EDUCATION IN ARTS AND
                                                                                     HUMANITIES (T32)
                                                                                     openuniversity.co.uk/t32

                                                                                     BA (HONS) SOCIAL SCIENCES
                                                                                     (POLITICS) (R23)
                                                                                     openuniversity.co.uk/r23
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QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE                                                                   AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                Compulsory      COURSE CODE            Q97
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                modules
                       The arts past and present                                                Option          TOTAL CREDITS          360
                       (AA100) (60 credits)                                                     modules
                                                                                                Awarded         START DATES
                                                                                                qualification   Oct 2018
                                                                                                                Register by 13 Sep 2018

                       Investigating the social world                                                           Feb 2019
                       (DD103) (60 credits)                                                                     Register by 10 Jan 2019

                                                                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                               FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
                                                                                                                No specific requirements

                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                       Understanding politics: ideas and                                                        Based on a mix of:
                       institutions in the modern world                                                         –– Tutor-marked
                       (DD211) (60 credits)                                                                        assignments
                                                                                                                –– End-of-module
                                                                                                                   assessments
                                                                                                                –– Examinations
                       The British Isles and the modern world, 1789–1914
                       (A225) (60 credits)                                                                      STUDY DURATION
                                                                                                                Part time: 6 years
                                                                                                                Full time: 3 years

                                                                                                                MODE OF STUDY
                                                                                                                The learning materials
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                       International relations: continuity and change in global politics                        provided are a balance
                       (DD313) (60 credits) OR                                                                  of print and online
                       Living political ideas
                                                                                                                Electronic versions
                       (DD306) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                of printed materials
                                                                                                                available (e.g. PDF)

                      Empire: 1492–1975 (A326) (60 credits) OR                                                  Disc-based media
                      Europe 1914–1989: war, peace, modernity (A327) (60 credits)                               (e.g. DVD)

                                                                                                                Online forum
                                                                                                                Compulsory

                                                                                                                Collaborative work
                       BA (HONS) HISTORY AND POLITICS                                                           Compulsory

                      Qualification delivery, module availability and qualification structure
                      is subject to change.

                                                                                                                MORE ONLINE
                                                                                                                To find out more about this
                                                                                                                course, fees and funding,
                                                                                                                and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/q97
                                                                                                                or call 0300 303 5303
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MUSIC

     NEW BA (HONS) MUSIC
     This degree will broaden and deepen your musical understanding of a
     range of musical practices encompassing western art music, jazz, popular
     music, and non-western musics.

     You’ll develop the technical skills      WHY CHOOSE THIS                        –– Relevant to a wide range of
     to analyse and create music in           QUALIFICATION?                            careers including teaching, arts
     different styles, and the critical       –– Study a wide range of musical          administration, community
     skills to discuss music in relation to      repertoires and practices,             music, and sound recording.
     its cultural contexts. You’ll also          informed by world-leading           –– Open to musicians working in
     acquire critical and reflective             research.                              any tradition and at any stage of
     skills to develop your own                                                         their musical development.
     musical practice.                        –– Create, analyse, perform, and
                                                 study the social contexts of
                                                 music as part of your degree.
                                              –– Develop practical music making
                                                 and performance skills at Trinity
                                                 Laban Conservatoire of Music
                                                 and Dance.

                                                                                      RELATED
                                                                                      QUALIFICATION
                                                                                      NEW DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
                                                                                      EDUCATION IN MUSIC (W65)
                                                                                      openuniversity.co.uk/w65

                                                                                      CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER
                                                                                      EDUCATION IN ARTS AND
                                                                                      HUMANITIES (T32)
                                                                                      openuniversity.co.uk/t32
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QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE                                                                   AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                Compulsory      COURSE CODE            R25
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                modules
                          The arts past and present                                             Option          TOTAL CREDITS          360
                          (AA100) (60 credits)                                                  modules
                                                                                                Awarded         START DATES
                                                                                                qualification   Oct 2018
                                                                                                                Register by 13 Sep 2018
                          You'll choose 60 credits from a selection of modules that
                          includes the recommended module Voices, texts and material                            Feb 2019
                          culture (A105) (60 credits)                                                           Register by 10 Jan 2019

                                                                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                                               FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
                                                                                                                No specific requirements

                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                                Based on a mix of:
                          Inside music                                                                          –– Tutor-marked
                          (A224) (60 credits)                                                                      assignments
                                                                                                                –– End-of-module
                                                                                                                   assessments
                                                                                                                –– Examinations
                          Music, sound and technology
                          (A232) (60 credits)                                                                   STUDY DURATION
                                                                                                                Part time: 6 years
                                                                                                                Full time: 3 years

                                                                                                                MODE OF STUDY
                                                                                                                The learning materials
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                                provided are a balance
                          Central questions in the study of music                                               of print and online
                          (A342) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                Electronic versions
                                                                                                                of printed materials
                                                                                                                available (e.g. PDF)

                          The practice of music making 1                                                        Disc-based media
                          (CTLU301) (60 credits)                                                                (e.g. DVD)

                                                                                                                Online forum
                                                                                                                Compulsory

                                                                                                                Collaborative work
                          BA (HONS) MUSIC                                                                       Compulsory

                      Qualification delivery, module availability and qualification structure
                      are subject to change.
                      1
                       This module is offered in collaboration with the Trinity Laban
                      Conservatoire of Music and Dance. (To find out more, go to:
                      openuniversity.co.uk/collaborative-schemes)

                                                                                                                MORE ONLINE
                                                                                                                To find out more about this
                                                                                                                course, fees and funding,
                                                                                                                and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/r25
                                                                                                                or call 0300 303 5303
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PHILOSOPHY

     BA (HONS) PHILOSOPHY AND
     PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES
     Philosophy and psychology     This degree addresses a range of        WHY CHOOSE THIS
                                   philosophical questions, including      QUALIFICATION?
     seek to answer profound
                                   questions about ethics, politics,       –– Investigate profound
     questions about ourselves,    science, religion, art, and the self.      questions about human minds
     our minds, our behaviour,     It covers core approaches in social,       and behaviour from two
     and our place in the social   cognitive and developmental                complementary perspectives.
                                   psychology, and applied aspects
     and physical universe.        of professional practice. You’ll        –– Develop clear, logical thinking
                                   learn to read and understand               and communication skills.
                                   scientific and philosophical texts;     –– Learn to construct and analyse
                                   to use different research methods;         informed, reasoned arguments.
                                   to communicate clearly and              –– Understand and use a range of
                                   logically; and to work and                 research methods.
                                   think independently.

                                                                            RELATED
                                                                            QUALIFICATION
                                                                            DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
                                                                            EDUCATION IN PHILOSOPHY
                                                                            AND PSYCHOLOGICAL
                                                                            STUDIES (W63)
                                                                            openuniversity.co.uk/w63

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