Physics

Astronomy

Chemistry

Biology

Earth
Science

Environmental


Level 1

S111
Questions
in science


MST124
Essential
mathematics 1

S112
Science:
concepts
and practice


MST125 Essential mathematics 2
OR
M140 Introducing statistics
OR
TM129 Technologies in practice


Level 2

S217
Physics:
From
classical to quantum

S282
Astronomy

S215
Chemistry:
essential
concepts

S294
Cell
biology

S209
Earth
science

S206
Environmental
science

S283
Planetary science and the search for life

S295
The
biology
of survival 

MST224
Mathematical
methods

MST224
Mathematical
methods

L2
option

L2
option

L2
option

L2
option


SXPA288
Practical
science: physics and astronomy

SXPA288
Practical
science: physics and astronomy


Level 3

SMT359
Electromagnetism

S382
Astrophysics

S315
Chemistry:
further
concepts and applications

S317
Biological
science:
from
genes to species

S309
Earth
processes

U316
The
environmental web

SM358
The
quantum world

S383
The
relativistic universe


L3
option

L3
option

L3
option

L3
option

L3
option

L3
option


SXP390
Science
project: radiation and matter

SXP390
Science
project: radiation and matter

SXM390
Science
project: frontiers in chemistry

SXL390
Researching
biology and health science

SXG390
Science project: geosciences 
SXE390
Science
project: environmental science

(Not) SXR207 at Durham
I intended to go on the Open University SXR207 Physics By Experiment course in July 2011. This is a blog of my adventures.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
BSc Natural Sciences at the Open University
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
Part time BSc (Hons) Physics at UCL
Unfortunately this course no longer exists, but when it did, it looked like this.
It ran over four years, three evenings per week. Two and a half modules were taken per year in years one and two, and three modules per year in years three and four, making a total of eleven modules.
It compared quite favorably to the full time BSc (Hons) Physics course at UCL, which still runs today. 12 modules are required for this degree.
1771
Mathematics

1228
Thermal
Physics

1772
Waves and
Modern Physics

1770
Practical
(Laboratory)
Skills I


1247
Classical
Mechanics

2246
Mathematical
Methods 3

2222
Quantum
Physics

2201
Electricity
and Magnetism

2770
Practical
(Laboratory)
Skills II


2427
Environmental
Physics

2224
Atomic and
Molecular Physics

3226
Quantum
Mechanics

3224
Nuclear
and Particle Physics

3775
Principles
and Practice of Electronics

3770
Practical
(Laboratory) Skills III

2228
Statistical
Thermodynamics

3201 Electromagnetic
Theory

3774
Topics in
Modern Cosmology

3225
Solid
State Physics

3443
Lasers and
Modern Optics

3780
Practical
(Laboratory) Skills IV (including Project)

It ran over four years, three evenings per week. Two and a half modules were taken per year in years one and two, and three modules per year in years three and four, making a total of eleven modules.
It compared quite favorably to the full time BSc (Hons) Physics course at UCL, which still runs today. 12 modules are required for this degree.
1245
Mathematical
Methods I

1246
Mathematical
Methods II

1228
Thermal Physics

1224
Waves, Optics and Acoustics

1247
Classical Mechanics

1202
Atoms, Stars and the Universe

1240
Practical Physics and Computing 1

1241
Practical skills 1P
(Experimental)

2228
Statistical Physics of Matter

2246
Mathematical Methods 3

2222
Quantum Physics

2201
Electricity and Magnetism

2427
Environmental Physics

2224
Atomic and Molecular Physics

2440
Practical Physics 2A

2441
Practical Physics and Computing 2

3226
Quantum Mechanics

3201 Electromagnetic Theory

3225
Solid State Physics

3443
Lasers and Modern Optics

3224
Nuclear and Particle Physics

3137
Physical
Cosmology

3440
Physics Project

3441
Group Project

Note that for the part time degree, four and half modules were taken at level 3, compared with four for the full time equivalent. The full time degree programme has more module choice at levels 2 and 3, which isn't shown above.
Saturday, 2 April 2016
Changes for Open University physics degrees
The BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences degree offered by the Open University is now accepted by the IOP for meeting the academic requirements for chartered status, as long as S382 Astrophysics is chosen at level 3.
Level 1
option
 
Level 3
option 
Level 1 option
Essential mathematics 2 (MST125)
Introducing statistics (M140)
Technologies in practice (TM129)
Essential mathematics 2 (MST125)
Introducing statistics (M140)
Technologies in practice (TM129)
Level 3 option
Astrophysics (S382)
The relativistic universe (S383)
Deterministic and stochastic dynamics (MS327)
Mathematical methods and fluid mechanics (MST326)
Astrophysics (S382)
The relativistic universe (S383)
Deterministic and stochastic dynamics (MS327)
Mathematical methods and fluid mechanics (MST326)
The BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics degree has also changed slightly, and now looks like this:
Physics
option

Physics
option

Mathematics
option

Mathematics
option

Physics Options
Electromagnetism (SMT359)
The quantum world (SM358)
Astrophysics (S382)
The relativistic universe (S383)
Mathematics Options
Applications of probability (M343)
Complex analysis (M337)
Deterministic and stochastic dynamics (MS327)
Graphs, networks and design (MT365)
Mathematical methods and fluid mechanics (MST326)
Optimization (M373)
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