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Accessibility Statement for The quantum world (SM358)

Mode of study

Some of this module's study materials are online, but the main teaching materials are provided as three printed books and a DVD with interactive activities. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printable alternatives are provided for most online content.

Tuition strategy

This module provides a range of learning events including online tutorials. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

Mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions are used throughout the module and you'll be required to use such notation within assessment.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading and interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module and may be assessed. Figure descriptions are not provided.


This module has four Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, and an exam that must be taken at an exam centre.


You'll receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.


All Open University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time management skills to keep your studies on track. You'll be supported in developing these skills.

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