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Fee Rules

These documents set out the rules we apply to work out the fees you may have to pay to study with The Open University, and the fee refunds or fee discounts you may be eligible for if there is a change in your study plans.

Fee Rules 2018/19
  • Fee Rules (Undergraduate Study) 2018/19 (218KB) for all undergraduate students, who are studying modules that start between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019 either as a standalone course or as part of an undergraduate qualification or an integrated masters’ degree.
  • Fee Rules (Postgraduate Study) 2018/19 (224KB) for students studying postgraduate modules that start between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019 either as a standalone course or as part of a postgraduate qualification.
Fee Rules 2017/18
  • Fee Rules (Undergraduate Study) 2017/18 (199KB) for all undergraduate students, other than those students who are eligible for an Additional Year of Discounted Fees, who are studying modules that start between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018 either as a standalone course or as part of an undergraduate qualification or an integrated masters’ degree.
  • Fee Rules (Additional Year of Discounted Fees) 2017/18 (243KB) for students in England, the Republic of Ireland and overseas study areas who have studied with The Open University since before August 2012 who are studying modules that start between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018 and are eligible for an Additional Year of Discounted Fees.
  • Fee Rules (Postgraduate Study) 2017/18 (194KB) for students studying postgraduate modules that start between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018 either as a standalone course or as part of a postgraduate qualification.
Fee Rules 2016/17
  • Fee Rules (Undergraduate Study) 2016/17 (410KB) for all undergraduate students, other than those students who are eligible for transitional arrangements, who are studying modules that start between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017 either as a standalone course or as part of an undergraduate qualification or an integrated masters’ degree.
  • Fee Rules (Transitional Arrangements) 2016/17 (206KB) for students in England, the Republic of Ireland and overseas study areas who have studied with The Open University since before August 2012 who are studying modules that start between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017 and are eligible for transitional arrangements.
  • Fee Rules (Postgraduate Study) 2016/17 (194KB) for students studying postgraduate modules that start between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017 either as a standalone course or as part of a postgraduate qualification.
Fee Rules 2015/16
Fee Rules 2014/15
Fee Rules 2013/14
Fee Rules 2012/13

Fitness to Practise

This is the procedure to be followed in regard to the professional programmes offered by the Open University where the regulatory bodies involved require the University to say that the student is not only academically qualified to practise, but also suitable or fit to practise in that profession.  It sets out the procedures to be followed to determine whether there is a cause for concern and if so, whether it is of such seriousness that the Fitness to Practise procedure should be invoked, or whether the concerns can be addressed by supporting and managing the student.

Fraud

The purpose of this policy is to provide a definition of fraud and define authority levels, responsibilities for action, and reporting lines in the event of suspected, attempted or actual fraud or irregularity perpetrated by an individual against the University.

Freedom of Academic Principles Statement

This is a University statement of academic freedom principles. It ensures that the OU community has a common understanding of what academic freedom means for the University, and the responsibilities that come with that freedom. 

Freedom of Information Code of Practice

The key aim of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA) is to provide legal rights for the public and to place legal duties on public authorities in order to promote a culture of openness.  This code of practice explains the two main responsibilities of the University under the FoIA, how information will be shared and what information is exempt.

Freedom of speech - Open University Students Association - Education (no 2) Act 1986 -

Appendix 2 of the OU-OU Students Association Relationship Agreement sets out the Code of Practice required under Section 43 of the Education (no 2) Act 1986 relating to freedom of speech in so far as it is relevant to the activities and conduct of Open University Students Association.