The Open University in Northern Ireland
We are Northern Ireland's top-rated university, and have been consistently rated highest for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 11 years running.
We provide flexible distance learning across Northern Ireland, helping ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.
Find out more about studying with us or browse our full range of courses and qualifications.
Routes To Learning is a guide that will structure a route through a range of free online resources from The Open University's award-winning website.
In addition, FutureLearn to offer valuable professional qualifications and CPD accreditation through its platform.
On Thursday 12th May, Open University student David Ferran won ‘Student Nurse of the Year Award’ at a special ceremony celebrating 20 years of the Royal College of Nursing Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards at Hillsborough Castle.
It has been a busy 6 weeks of tireless campaigning for the 276 candidates contesting 108 seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly. After the momentum of the election on 5th May, many challenges and opportunities will lie ahead for the higher education sector.
Research at the OU ranks in the top third of UK universities, influencing policy and practice from local to global level.
We work with employers, community groups and other organisations across Northern Ireland to offer a range of learning opportunities to a range of sectors of our society.
We make Open University teaching and learning resources available free of charge to anyone with access to the internet, no matter where in the world they live.