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Welcome to The OU in Wales

Delivering life-changing learning across Wales

Welcome to The OU in Wales

Black History Month

The inspirational stories and experiences of our black students, alumni and staff will be shared throughout October as part of the OU’s Black History Month celebrations. We’ll also be hosting events and workshops that explore race, equality and diversity at the University.

We have around 11,000 students across the whole of Wales supported by 300 tutors. Find out more about us and our work.

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Courses and qualifications

As Wales’ largest provider of part-time undergraduate university study, we offer a wide choice of qualifications and subject areas.

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A new way to become a teacher

You can now study with us to become a teacher in Wales.

Request a prospectus

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


About us

The Open University is the largest provider of part-time undergraduate higher education in Wales. Find out more about us and our work.

Financial support for students

New, part-time students in Wales could get up to £4,500 funding towards living costs. Part-time postgraduate students in Wales can get up to £17,000 in funding.

Meet our students

Our students come from all walks of life. Each have their own unique background, ambitions, and story to tell, and we’re here to support them along the way.

Welsh Language

This section includes information on how we comply with the Welsh Language standards and deliver our services though the medium of Welsh.

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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Work with us

How would you like to help someone change their life? The Open University is the UK’s largest university. See if there's a job opportunity here for you.