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Welcome to The Open University Law School

The law degree offered by The Open University Law School is a major innovation in legal education. It is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) approved by the legal professional bodies and we are confident that we will gain validation for our new degree. Our law courses have been praised by senior judges, eminent lawyers and internationally acclaimed legal academics.

The Open University is a world leader in providing flexible supported open learning. Our law course materials have been prepared with great expertise to allow students to progress smoothly through difficult areas of law. Our law students can access an impressive range of law reports, articles and other legal materials online through The Open University library.

A wide range of people study law with us. The wonderful richness of life in our tutor groups gives very helpful added dimension to the study of legal issues.

Our Vision

To make outstanding legal education accessible to all who pursue it.

Our Mission

We will encourage critical engagement with the law and reveal the transformative effects of an outstanding legal education on society and individuals. This will be achieved through our creative and varied curriculum which is informed by our diverse research interests. We will foster personal development, irrespective of goals, prior achievement or personal circumstances.