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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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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

Parkinson's UK and Open University Hailed
The Understanding Parkinson’s online learning course for health and social care professionals has been shortlisted in the Demonstrating Digital category of the 2017 Scottish Charity Awards.
Glasgow student wins social work award
High-flying graduates from an innovative Open University in-house degree programme at Glasgow City Council have received awards in memory of a late colleague.
STUC Union Learning Award For OU Graduate
An Open University in Scotland graduate and Unite the Union Learning Representative has been announced as an award winner at a ceremony featuring First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC).
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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.

 

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