Studying with the OU in Scotland is more affordable than you might think”
The Open University is Scotland's leading provider of part-time higher education.
Wherever you live your location is no barrier to studying with The Open University. What's more, our courses are flexible so you can study at a time and place that suits you.
The OU in Scotland has approximately 16,000 students and 500 tutors across the country, and over 100 support staff in Edinburgh.
If you already have a college qualification, such as an HNC or HND, you may be able to transfer credit towards an Open University degree and achieve your qualification in a shorter amount of time.
Our Openings Access modules are perfect for new learners with little or no knowledge or experience of studying. These 15 credit modules have been specially designed to help you find out about what it's like to study with the OU. You can study an Openings module for free if your personal income is £25,000 a year or less and have no previous experience of higher education.
If you’re new to the OU why not come and meet us for an informal conversation about courses, study methods and other aspects about learning with the OU?
We run regular events throughout the year in a number of locations including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness.