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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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Life-changing Learning across Wales

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

The Open University in Wales has been presented with three Wales TUC Quality awards for the learning it delivers in workplaces across Wales.

A new course for carers that can be studied online and for free has been launched by The Open University in Wales and Carers Trust Wales. The course - ‘What about me?’ - was officially launched on Friday 13 November at the Acton Community Resource Centre by Lesley Griffiths AM.

Open University in Wales graduates, Cath Wyatt and Lisa Symons have received awards from the Association of Open University Graduates (AOUG).

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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

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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