At the heart of the OU’s teaching are its faculties, schools and institutes, producing high quality courses underpinned by research of international excellence.
Recognised internationally for its excellence in teaching, research and public engagement, FASS works to transform individuals, societies and cultures through four interdisciplinary Schools comprising Art History, Classical Studies, Creative Writing, English, Music, History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology, Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography and Psychology.
Delivers business and management education which is quality assured; OUBS is part of an elite and exclusive group of the top 1% of global business schools who are triple accredited.
Offers world renowned and innovative legal education. Home to the most popular undergraduate law degree in the UK.
Teaching, research and business collaborations in the STEM disciplines through our schools (Computing and Communications; Engineering and Innovation; Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences; Life, Health and Chemical Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics; and Physical Sciences) and the Knowledge Media Institute.
Organised as three schools – Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport; Health, Wellbeing and Social Care; and Languages and Applied Linguistics – we are one of the UK’s largest and most innovative providers of higher education in wellbeing, education and language studies.
The hub of the OU’s continuing research into and development of the latest technologies for learning and teaching.
A research and development centre at the leading edge of web, semantic, learning and new media technologies.
Undertakes distinctive, leading edge research in software and processes that underpin knowledge management, communication, learning, and interactions among humans and machines.
Research falls into four key areas: Childhood and Youth Studies, Education Studies, Language and Literacies and Technology Enhanced Learning – united by a focus on learning through diverse media and challenging established orthodoxies in policy, pedagogy and research methods.
Promotes research into geographical and environmental challenges facing the world, exploring questions such as how we can live together better, inherit the past responsibly, and bequeath a better future to others.
We are also partners in two Economic and Social Research Council centres: