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The Open University in Scotland

Providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential

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About us

The Open University in Scotland is the leading provider of part-time higher education in Scotland. 

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Study

Every year, we help thousands of ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.

Find out more about studying with us or browse our full range of courses and qualifications.

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Meet our students and alumni

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.

Latest news

Taking students on a ‘learner journey’
An article by Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator at The Open University in Scotland, Joan Thomson, which was originally published in The Scotsman.
Apply now for your part-time fee grant
If you live in Scotland and you have an individual income of £25,000 per year or less, you may be eligible for a part-time fee grant for undergraduate study.
Trade union learning project leads to degree of success
Brian Ronald, an engineering inspector and lead union learning representative with Unite the Union, was among 560 students who had their degrees conferred at Saturday’s ceremony at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.
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Our Work

We work with schools, employers, unions, community groups and other learning providers to widen access to education across Scotland.
 
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Free online learning

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.

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Events

Find out more about our events including conferences, seminars and lectures. To learn more about our courses, find an information event near you.