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Can I do it?

Every year, we help thousands of ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.

You could be one of them.

Did you know?

More than 190,000 students are studying OU degree courses right now.

Our Open qualifications

Our Open qualifications

With an Open qualification – a certificate or diploma of higher education or a degree – you choose what you want to study to suit your interests or career needs.

Find out more about our Open qualifications 

Age is no barrier for studying at The Open University

Our oldest students are in their nineties and more school leavers are choosing the OU than ever before.

Can I find the time?

OU qualifications are designed to be flexible. You can study full or part time, vary how much you do from year to year, or even take a complete break.

See how it could work for you... 

Is my English good enough?

You don't need a formal qualification in English to study with us, but to get the best from your studies you'll need to write and speak to a reasonable standard.

Check your English skills here... 

Do I need a computer?

You’ll need a laptop or a computer and regular internet access, so you can connect with your tutor and other students, use the OU’s superb library and join our lively forums.

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What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements. With the OU, the only qualifications that matter are the ones you leave us with. If you have the commitment it takes to study with us, we'll do everything we can to help you succeed.

Talk to an adviser

We hold open events all around the UK where you can meet our advisers and get answers to your questions.

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