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.
We have over 7000 students across the whole of Wales supported by 300 tutors. Find out more about us and our work.
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.
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
Through our policy and public affairs work we seek to ensure that higher education policy in Wales supports the needs of part-time learners.
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.
Explore our qualifications and courses by requesting one of our prospectuses today.
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.
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.’
An OU in Wales student from Pembrokeshire has received an award for his achievements while studying for a Professional Certificate in Management.