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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

OU graduate with dream job stars on the big screen
A graduate who secured her dream job with a national charity after doing an Open University (OU) degree has featured in an inspiring two month campaign in cinemas across the country.
Universal Goals, Devolved Powers: The Sustainable Development Goals and the UK’s Response
A new report is launched today (Monday 20 March) which examines the United Nations’ sustainable development goals and their implementation in the UK, especially within the context of the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Winning Students funding applications open for student athletes
Individual sporting students at The Open University (OU) in Scotland can apply for financial support for 2017/18 to Scotland’s national sports scholarship programme, Winning Students.
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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.