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Welcome to The Open University in Wales

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. 

Prospectuses

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

 

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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  
Email wales@open.ac.uk

18 Custom House Street,
Cardiff,
CF10 1AP

News

John Spence and Peter Horrocks, VC

Congratulations to everyone celebrating at Graduation 2017

Ahead of our Cardiff graduation ceremony this week we pay tribute to the hard work and determination of all of our students and highlight the inspirational story of one of our recent graduates.

2nd November 2017
The OU in Wales and Introbiz present seminar on business legitimacy

The OU in Wales and Introbiz present seminar on business legitimacy

Earlier this summer The Open University in Wales and Introbiz delivered a free seminar for businesses in South Wales on ‘Business Legitimacy – staying on the “right” side of public opinion and how to avoid controversy.’ 

14th September 2017
Luke Lenton

OU in Wales Student “Highest Achiever” at Business School awards

An OU in Wales student from Pembrokeshire has received an award for his achievements while studying for a Professional Certificate in Management. 

14th September 2017
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