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Old 10-06-2014, 11:54 PM   #1
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I'm planning on studying with the Open University but I was wondering if anyone else has? I was ready to confirm everything with an open degree in Science but i read that that looks like a jack of all trades and i wouldn't really specialise in anything.

Now i'm back to square one trying to work out what to study. I really can't see myself going to an actual university so im just kind of stuck. I can't decide what to study and if i can even can get a job with whatever i go with. Can you get a job with same degree as you would get if you were at a university?

Just overall feeling a wee bit stressed



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Old 11-06-2014, 12:02 AM   #2
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Hey,

I've applied to OU to start in October :)

It would equate to the same degree as if you went to a University campus so the same jobs would be open to you.

I found it really helpful to call them up and discuss what kind of things I wanted to study and where I wanted it to lead me. Would that be an option for you? They can really put your mind at ease because I know it's a big decision.

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Old 11-06-2014, 12:39 AM   #3
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I definitely second contacting them about what you want to do. When I was with OU you didn't have to register for the degree first and could have time to think about it.

Do they do individual degrees in science e.g. Physics etc I think they do but can't remember. The open degrees can be useful, as you can study a wide variety of subjects and in areas you are interested in working in for a career.

I know law degrees from the OU can be used to qualify to become a solicitor or barrister so they are the same as anywhere else.

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Old 11-06-2014, 11:31 PM   #4
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I did my masters with the OU and they are as well recognised as normal universities that said I do wonder slightly how more practical degrees like some of the sciencey ones where at a traditional uni you would spend a lot of time in labs. That said I think the OU would have an answer for this so definately talk to them.




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I've been studying with the OU for 3 years - it's great! I'll type more when I can.

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Old 17-06-2014, 06:57 PM   #6
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I'm currently doing a psychology degree with the OU and I'm really enjoying it.
I've had way more success with them than brick universities.
I wish you all the very best of luck xx

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I'm currently doing a psychology degree with the OU and I'm really enjoying it.
I've had way more success with them than brick universities.
I wish you all the very best of luck xx
I'm starting Psychology in October and it's really good to hear you're enjoying it.

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I do wonder slightly how more practical degrees like some of the sciencey ones where at a traditional uni you would spend a lot of time in labs. That said I think the OU would have an answer for this so definately talk to them.
The practical things are undertaken in labs during study schools at various universities, although I didn't do those sorts of courses I was a regional advisor for science, technology and mathematics and it was in the information given to me (a common question I was asked was about study schools). A lot of students sign up and don't realise that is what the study schools are for/involve.

That was quite a long time ago now, the OU had no online resources then, but some things can only be done in a lab so I suspect it is the same.

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^ I second this.
My maths teacher at school did her PGCE with the OU, as did someone I knew last year, and it was the same as other OU courses for the academic part, and then she organised her two placements on top.



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