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About us

"Welcome to The Open University in Northern Ireland. I hope that this website gives you a deep insight to what we do and how we provide excellent higher education to a diverse range of students across Northern Ireland."

—John D’Arcy, National Director

John D'Arcy presenting

What we do

The Open University offers a route into higher education for anyone with a desire to learn. There are no entry requirements to study with us – it’s the qualifications you leave us with that count.

See our full range of courses and qualifications.

Widening Access

We work with employers, community groups and other partners to ensure higher education opportunities to individuals from across Northern Ireland.

Find out about our partnerships.

Raising awareness

We are committed to raising the profile of part-time higher education and the needs of part-time students by engaging with the Northern Ireland Assembly and government departments.

Read about our policy and public affairs work.

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