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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

The Open University in Wales is the leading provider of part-time undergraduate higher education and supported distance learning across Wales.

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We are the largest provider of part-time undergraduate higher education in Wales.
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Student Stories

Studying with The Open University can be life changing, see how some of our students have coped with study alongside real life and flourished on their OU learning journeys.

Hear their stories and start your learning journey here.


Latest news

Academics from The Open University (OU) will be amongst those eagerly anticipating the first ever successful landing by European space scientists on Mars.

Two leading figures in Welsh culture and society have received honorary degrees from The Open University.

The Rosetta Mission ended with a controlled descent to the surface of Comet 67P on Friday 30 September 2016; however, its legacy will live on in applications on Earth, developed by academics at The Open University, including detecting cancer and sniffing bed bugs.

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Our work

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 work

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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.

Try our online learning resources for free

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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