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. Find out more about our courses and qualifications, and what it’s like to study with us.
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.
Following the vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, the Scottish Government announced that free tuition and associated support will continue for those non-UK EU citizens enrolled or preparing to study in Scotland.
The Open University had 72% of its research assessed as 3 or 4 star in the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (2014). The high rating indicates that the research undertaken by the OU is world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of quality, impact and environment.
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.