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It's not just what you stop in the New Year. It's what you start.

Whether you want to improve your job prospects or even find a new career, now’s the time to change your life with The Open University.

Flexible learning that fits your lifestyle and budget

Many people can’t afford to stop everything to get the qualification they want. With us, you don’t have to. We help people achieve extraordinary things, with affordable qualifications delivered in a way that lets you study flexibly in and around your family and work commitments.

With The Open University, learning is…

  • Great value Our tuition fees don’t just cover a high quality education – they also include study materials and all the support you need to succeed.
  • Affordable Depending on where you live, there are government-backed schemes to help with the cost of study including pay as you go – find out more about an account with Open University Student Budget Accounts Ltd (OUSBA) and the option of paying for your study in instalments as you go. You must be at least 18 years of age and credit is subject to your financial circumstances and status. Read more about affordable learning.
  • World-leading Our leading edge teaching is borne out of extensive academic research, which has helped build our reputation as one of the world’s finest universities – see why we could be the best university for you.

And something really special……

If you live in the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or have a BFPO address, and have have little or no experience of university-level study, you could join our Access Programme and develop or refresh your study skills. Find out more and request your brochure.


Our latest prospectuses are available now

Could you begin your studies for free? Develop your skills with an OU Access Module Certificate. You may even be able to study for free.

Do you manage a workforce? Get the latest guide to employer services from the OU. Request your Employer Guide today.

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