The Open University in Scotland
Providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential
The Open University in Scotland is the leading provider of part-time higher education in Scotland.
Every year, we help thousands of ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.
We support students in open learning across Scotland. Our flexible programmes and wide range of qualifications allow learners to pick the study route that’s best for them.
An international team of astronomers, including The OU's Dr John Barnes, has detected a planet orbiting our nearest star, Proxima Centauri.
Students at The Open University (OU) continue to be among the most satisfied in Scotland. The OU in Scotland has been given an overall satisfaction rating of 91% in the 2016 NSS.
Calling all aspiring astronauts and astronomers! Visitors to Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh this weekend will have the chance to see and learn about real-life mission apparatus, explore galaxies, and meet experienced space scientists.
It doesn’t matter if you’re into art or zoology, or whether you have 5 minutes or 50 hours. We’ve got a huge range of free online learning to help you explore your passion.