You’ll look at the exploration of the Solar System by spacecraft; planetary processes such as volcanism and impacts; the structure of planets and their atmospheres; and asteroids, comets and meteorites.
You’ll use web-based resources and electronic conferencing extensively. Although the Planetary Science and the Search for Life programme offered by The Open University is intended for a wide range of people, a background in science is required.
Support from your tutor
The module is taught via a combination of online and face to face tutorials. You will have a personal tutor and you will be a member of a tutorial group. You will have extensive communications with your tutor and fellow students through email and the online discussion forum. If you are new to the OU, you will find that your tutor will be particularly concerned to help you with your study methods.
This course is eligible for the UK Study Online Scholarship draw
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