The Open University Geology

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The Open University Geology

The Open University Geology, The Open University Geological Society supports the study of geology and other earth sciences by providing opportunities for members to learn via field trips, talks, workshops and conferences led by experts in their fields.

OUGS is the largest Open University Society, with over two thousand members. Membership is open to everyone interested in geology and other earth sciences, not just Open University students and staff. Our members include amateur fossil hunters, professional oil engineers, oceanographers and satellite imagery experts studying planetary geology.

Undergraduate courses in ‘Geology’

If you are looking for postgraduate courses, see our A to Z of courses.

Honours degrees

  1. BSc (Honours) Combined STEM
  2. BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences
  3. BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences (Earth Sciences)
  4. BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences (Environmental Science)
  5. BA/BSc (Honours) Open degree

Diplomas of Higher Education

  1. Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences
  2. Diploma of Higher Education Open

Certificates of Higher Education

  1. Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences
  2. Certificate of Higher Education Open


  1. Science, technology and maths Access module
  2. Questions in science
    Level 1
  3. Science: concepts and practice
    Level 1
  4. Volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis
    Level 1
  5. Earth science
    Level 2
  6. Science and society
    Level 2
  7. Earth processes
    Level 3
  8. Evaluating contemporary science
    Level 3
  9. Science project course: geosciences
    Level 3