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Postgraduate courses

When you choose the OU for your postgraduate education, you’re choosing one of the best.

Whether you want to progress to a senior level, research something that fascinates you or become a specialist in your field, we can help.

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Browse our postgraduate courses

Masters degrees

  • Internationally respected, universally understood.
  • Enhance your career prospects and increase your salary potential.
  • Gain specialist academic, professional and technical knowledge and skills.
  • Compete in the UK jobs market and further afield.

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In addition to masters degrees we offer the following postgraduate qualifications:

Research degrees

OU research is recognised and renowned throughout the world. It engages with some of the major issues facing the world today; informs public opinion and policy, and promotes debate and engagement with questions of global importance. Read more about research degrees.

Looking for an undergraduate degree?

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Why the OU?

Why the OU?

The OU is one of Europe’s largest universities, respected throughout the world. We’ve awarded over 90,000 postgraduate qualifications over the last 25 years – including more than 43,000 masters degrees.

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

We work hard to make sure a world-class postgraduate education is both affordable and great value. You pay for your postgraduate studies module by module, rather than for an entire programme up front.

More about postgraduate funding options  

How to apply

How to apply

Once you have chosen your qualification registering couldn’t be easier.

How to apply  

Steps to PG Study

Steps to PG Study

The official, independent guide for anyone considering a taught postgraduate course.

Visit Steps to PG study, for information and resources about considering postgraduate study.

Credit transfer

If you’ve successfully completed some postgraduate study elsewhere, you may be able to count it towards your OU postgraduate qualification.