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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

New Director in Wales

The Open University appoints a new Director in Wales

Louise Casella, who has considerable strategic leadership experience in higher education, including senior roles in Wales, will take up the post early in the New Year.

13th December 2017
OpenLearn Course Launched To Break The Cycle Of Among Young Adults

OpenLearn Course Launched To Break The Cycle Of Among Young Adults

The Open University Business School (OUBS) has designed a new course to combat a growing debt problem among young adults, as part of an initiative to champion personal finance education across the UK.

23rd November 2017
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
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