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Courses & Qualifications

If either the Open University's method or university-level study are new to you, follow this link for answers to some basic questions about studying with us.

The links below will take you to descriptions of each of our courses. If a course has a related website, this link will appear at the end of its description. Some of our courses have taster materials online: follow this link and explore by course level.

Follow this link to find out more about courses in creative writing.

Undergraduate Courses in English

  • A230: Reading and Studying Literature
  • A215: Creative Writing
  • A300: 20th Century Literature: Texts and Debates
  • A363: Advanced Creative Writing
  • A334: English Literature from Shakespeare to Austen (starts October 2015)
  • AA316: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

Interdisciplinary Courses with a Literature Component

  • AA100: The arts past and present
  • A105: Voices, texts and material culture
  • A207: From Enlightenment to Romanticism c.1780-1830
  • EA300: Children's Literature

Related Course

  • U214: Worlds of English

Postgraduate Courses

  • A815: MA English part 1
  • A816: MA English part 2


A230 book 2 cover

A215 course book cover

AA316 course book cover

A300 course book cover