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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

An Open University Business School (OUBS) graduate from Cardiff has received an international award for his achievements while studying for a BA in Leadership and Management.

An inspirational OU learner from North Wales was the winner of the older learner award at the NIACE Cymru Inspire! awards which mark the start of adult learners’ week in Wales (13 – 19 June).

Two leading figures in Welsh cultural life have received honorary degrees from The Open University. John McGrath, Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales, and Andrew Green, Wales’ former National Librarian, were honoured with the degree of Doctor of The Open University at a ceremony in Cardiff on Friday (12 June).

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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.

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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