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Welcome to The Open University in Wales

New financial support for students in Wales

The Welsh Government is introducing a new package of financial support for new part-time students starting their studies from September 2018.

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

"I am the son of a miner, from a family that didn’t go to university. Getting my degree gave me a belief in myself." 

Paul Mahoney, Merthyr Tydfil, OU in Wales graduate

Watch Paul’s learning journey to find out how the OU in Wales helped him change his life.

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About us

We have over 7000 students across the whole of Wales supported by 300 tutors. Find out more about us and our work. 


Courses and qualifications

As Wales’ largest provider of part-time undergraduate university study, The Open University in Wales offers a wide choice of qualifications in a broad range of subject areas. 

Our Student stories

Meet our students

Studying with The Open University can be life changing. See how some of our students have balanced study with work and family commitments and have flourished on their OU learning journeys.


Policy and public affairs

Through our policy and public affairs work we seek to ensure that higher education policy in Wales supports the needs of part-time learners.

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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. 


Request your prospectus

Explore our qualifications and courses by requesting one of our prospectuses today.

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Contact us

Call 029 2047 1170  

18 Custom House Street,
CF10 1AP

Upcoming Events

Mar 7

Cardiff Job Fair

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -

10:00 to 14:00

Cardiff City Hall

Contact: Helen Nelmes

Mar 9

Swansea Job Fair

Friday, March 9, 2018 -

10:00 to 14:00

Dragon Hotel, 39 The Kingsway, Swansea SA1 5LS

Contact: Helen Nelmes

Mar 14

Breaking down barriers to adult learning: opportunities and solutions

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -

08:30 to 10:00

Conference Room C&D, National Assembly for Wales, Tŷ Hywel, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA

Contact: Wendy Ellaway-Lock

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STEM Talent

OU in Wales launches new ‘STEM talent’ programme

The Open University in Wales has launched a new ‘STEM talent’ programme which enables sixth form students to study an OU science, technology, engineering or mathematics module during their studies.

24th January 2018

New project brings smart thinking to the Cardiff Capital Region

A new project, hosted by the Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA), will consider how smart technology can be used to maximise the positive impact of the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal (CCRCD).

23rd January 2018
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