An Open University qualification is more affordable than you might think.
In this section, learn how much your course will cost and how to finance your studies. Our Finance Finder will highlight possible options that are tailored to you.
Your Open University qualification will be made up of a series of modules. Every module has a fee and added together, they give you the total cost of the qualification. You'll pay for each module separately, rather than paying for the whole qualification in advance.
Our fee for a standard 30-credit module is £1,393, and for a standard 60-credit module it's £2,786*. Most of our students study 60 credits per year over six years for an honours degree.
Our costs are transparent so you know what's expected from the outset of your studies. Study materials, tuition and assessment and exams are all included in our fees. See additional costs for other expenses you may need to plan for.
You'll pay for your study when you register for each module, with a tuition fee loan, a credit or debit card or via bank transfer.
Everything about studying with us is flexible including payment options. More than 60% of students studying with us in England take out a student loan to pay for their studies. Alternatively you could pay for your studies in instalments, spreading the cost to 'pay as you go'.
There are other ways you could pay for your studies too: if you work, you might be able to secure funding from your employer. Our Finance Finder will tell you more.
We've made it quick and easy for you to discover your payment options. Answer a few quick questions to find out about your ways to pay.
Use our Finance Finder to learn about your payment options
When calculating costs, remember to bear in mind the following:
If you’re receiving benefits or your income is less than £25,000 we have two ways to help:
If you have a disability:
For more details, visit our Supporting students with disabilities page.
*The fee information provided here is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2017. Fees normally increase annually in line with inflation and the University's strategic approach to fees.
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