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The Open University in Wales

We are the leading experts in part-time, flexible learning. Every year, we help thousands of ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.

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About us

We have been at the top of the National Student Survey in Wales for student satisfaction for ten years running.

Learn more about The Open University in Wales.

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We are the largest provider of part-time undergraduate higher education in Wales.
Find out more about studying with us or browse our full range of courses and qualifications
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We work with employers, community groups, education providers and other partners to support the widest possible range of people to take up higher education opportunities.

Find out more about our partnerships

Latest news

On Monday 30 March, The Open University in Wales and NIACE Cymru joined forces to host a seminar looking at the link between adult education and the economy.

The Open University is a badge of honour for people who, through their commitment and the support of others, have discovered what they are capable of and how it feels to succeed. If you’ve got it in you, we’ll help you bring it out.

The Open University in Wales has submitted evidence to the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance Arrangement in Wales (the ‘Diamond’ Review).

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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.

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The OU had 72% of its research assessed as 3 or 4 star in the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (2014). 
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Welsh Language Scheme

The Open University has adopted the principle that in the conduct of public business in Wales it will treat the English and Welsh Languages on the basis of equality.

Download our Welsh Language Scheme and Welsh medium assessment guidelines