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Courses and Qualifications

The Open University specialises in providing high quality distance learning at undergraduate and postgraduate level. There are over 2000 people studying with us in every corner of Ireland; most of whom are looking to upskill and increase their career prospects. In fact, 82% of our students are combining their studies with work.

Open University courses are perfect if you want to progress further in your current job, or if you need a qualification to help you get that job of your dreams.

We offer a wide variety of courses across a broad range of subjects. Take a look at our subject areas below and find out more about what it is like to study with The Open University. This could be the first step that you take in changing your life.

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Our prospectuses help you choose your course, understand what it's like to be an OU student and register for study.

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Open Qualifications

Among the most flexible qualifications in the UK, our Open certificate, diploma degree courses let you mix and match any subjects you like. Find out more about the Open degree

Whats it like to study?

Our unique method of ‘Supported Open Learning’ combines more one to one contact than distance learning with more flexibility than campus-based learning.

More about what it’s like to study at the OU

Can I do it?

Whether you need help with finding the time, an Access module to ease you into university study, support with a disability or need to test your English or computing skills, we can help.

Find out how the OU can help you reach your goals


An OU qualification says ‘employ me’. Whether you want to start a new career or go further in your current job, we can help.

Find out more about OU study for your career

Already have a degree?

Join the OU postgraduate programme to extend your qualifications.

Learn more about postgraduate degrees 

Have you studied before?

If you’ve already completed some study at another university, you may be able to count it towards your Open University qualification.

Learn more about credit transfer