Hello everyone (and sorry for the long thread)!
I am looking forword to start my Natural Sciences degree,and i have so many questions which are not clear on the Open University page,so here are some of my questions (sorry if they sound dumb,i have no previous Academic education) . :
Can i study both part and full time ? If yes,how often can i change from lets say 30 modules per year ,to full time (120) ? Is it every year? Does anyone ask me in the begin of the year ,how many modules i want to study?
What exactly is one module? . I will ask for goverment support for my cource,but they give different support in full time students ,than in part tme. Is it going to be "illegal" from the govs side that i change from full time study (they give more support to full time) to part time? How does the grade system works in OU. How often do i have to give "exams" (i know its not the right term) in the year? Is it going to be at home,or i have to go somewhere? On each "exam" do i get a grade,or is it just a pass/no pass?
About the degree it self now. How does it work? I am interested in 2 subjects,but i am not sure how hard they are going to be,if i choose maths,but later i deside i don't want Physics or Astronom,can i stop doing math?. Am i going to study all the subjects toghether? In the end of the cource,the degree (in case i choose a subject) is it going to be the name of the subject "Degree in Biology" or is it going to be degree in Natural sciences?
Sorry for the long thread,please answer to whatever you like,even one answer will be help. Thank you for your time !
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