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Postgraduate study

We believe there’s never been a better time to join us as a postgraduate student.

As the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible learning, we’re renowned for our postgraduate programmes.

Learn more about our courses and why students choose to study with us.

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Over 83,000 students have now registered for their course starting this autumn. Don’t miss out.

Browse all courses

Our postgraduate courses include Art History, Engineering, Law, Mathematics and more. Find the one for you.

A-Z of courses

Browse by qualification

We offer certificates, diplomas, masters and research degrees.

Course types

Research degrees

With more than 1,000 postgraduate researchers currently studying with us, our research degrees are in demand.

Research degrees

Postgraduate Loans in England

Are you considering postgraduate study with us? Have you heard about the Postgraduate Loan scheme? You could be eligible for a loan of up to £10,609 as a contribution towards the cost of study fees and expenses.

Find out more about Postgraduate Loans 

New MA in Social Work

If you’re a graduate working in a support role in social care, our Postgraduate Diploma and MA in Social Work could help you move on to a rewarding career as a social worker.

Find out more about our MA in Social Work

New MA/MSc Open

Design your own qualification with our flexible and innovative masters degree. Study across a range of subjects in line with your personal or professional interests.

Find out more about our MA/MSc Open

Request a postgraduate prospectus

Packed with information on fees, funding, courses, subjects and more, our prospectus is your essential guide to postgraduate life at The Open University.

Request a prospectus