Welcome to The Open University

You can do it. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. All you need is the will – and the way – and that’s where we come in. Learning with the OU is life changing. You’ll have the flexibility and support to study around your job, family and commitments.

Do something amazing and fulfil your dreams and goals. After all, what’s stopping you?

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The Open Diaries

The Open University helps anyone better themselves, whatever their age, background or circumstances. Dip into the Open Diaries and discover what it’s like to take that life-changing step. From students to tutors, each story gives a fascinating and inspirational insight into their successes and struggles as they work towards their goal.

What can I study?

We bring together academic experts and world leaders in their field to ensure our qualifications are up to date and commercially focused.
You can study for certificates and diplomas of higher education, foundation and honours degrees or postgraduate qualifications. There are around 150 to choose from, you can even tailor a qualification to suit your needs with our Open Programme. 

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