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Looking for an affordable degree that employers respect?

If you’re looking for a degree that combines flexibility, high quality and value for money then The Open University can provide it. We are the world's leading provider of non-campus based learning and, with over 40 years' experience, you can be confident that the OU is a good choice.

Most OU students study part-time which allows them to start or switch career, earn a regular income and build towards a highly respected degree. For those who have the time, full-time study is possible too. Whatever you choose to study, you'll share the well-deserved reputation all our students have for energy, ambition and commitment - qualities employers value highly.

There are many other benefits in choosing to study with The Open University:

  • You don’t need any formal qualifications to study for most of our undergraduate qualifications
  • You could get a government student loan and pay nothing up front with up to 4 years' payment free; you would only start repaying your loan when you earn over £21,000 per year*
  • We have a huge choice of named and combined degrees together with our Open Degree, which enables you to mix modules from different subjects to suit your career needs or personal preferences
  • We use a blend of high quality teaching material supported by guidance and advice from a tutor, face to face group tutorials on many modules, online forums and podcasts which are all included in your fee
  • Our flexible learning means you can fit study around other commitments like work, family and friends

 On top of that, we’re one of the UK’s top universities for student satisfaction** - and have been since the National Student Survey began - real evidence that what we do really works for all our students.

*Applicable to students in England only. Other payment and financial support options are available for the rest of the UK.

**According to the National Student Survey 2013