Experts in online learning

Whatever your ambition, we’re here to help make it happen. The Open University is the leading provider in online learning and has been at the forefront of educational innovation for over 50 years. Get support from your expert tutors and fellow students, some of which you can speak to now as Unibuddy student ambassadors.

And with 86% of our graduates stating that their course helped them achieve career goals, you can be sure we’ll help you reach your potential.

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As the pioneers of online learning we’re always harnessing the latest technology to create inspiring and immersive learning experiences. And with our rigorous academic standards and close links with industry you can be sure you’re getting a qualification which is universally recognised and respected by employers around the globe. No wonder 78% of the UK’s largest companies use us to train their staff.

When you study with the OU, you’ll be supported through each module by a dedicated tutor and specialist Student Support Team. You’ll also get career support and planning during and after your studies from our Careers and Employability Services. But don’t just take our word for it, chat with one of our Unibuddy student ambassadors and find out from a real OU student.

You’ll study your qualification on a module-by-module basis. This provides flexible study that you can base around your life, choosing to study full- or part-time as it suits you.

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Want to know more about what it’s like to study with the OU? Our friendly student ambassadors are here to help and you can send them a message directly.

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