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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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Study

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

Scientists at The Open University (OU) have published their first findings from Ptolemy, their gas analysis instrument on the Rosetta spacecraft’s lander Philae which landed on a comet last November.

The Music Department in the Faculty of Arts is launching a free online course, offering an insight into the world of the professional musician and an introduction to the functions of musical scores.

Part-time students are the unsung heroes of Higher Education, studying while they work and contributing to the economy, juggling caring responsibilities or coping with illness while managing their text books.

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Partnerships

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.

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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