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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. As part of the biggest university in the UK, we can provide a world-class education, helping you to meet your professional and personal goals.

With tuition fee loans, financial support, and pay as you go options available, studying with The Open University is a lot more affordable than you might think. Our locally based staff can help advise you on the best option for you, either contact us or visit us at one of our local events throughout Wales.  

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Our prospectuses help you choose your course, understand what it's like to be an OU student and register for study.

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Open Qualifications

Among the most flexible qualifications in the UK, our Open certificate, diploma degree courses let you mix and match any subjects you like. Find out more about the Open degree

What's it like to study?

Our unique method of ‘Supported Open Learning’ combines more one to one contact than distance learning with more flexibility than campus-based learning.

More about what it’s like to study at the OU


Can I do it?

Whether you need help with finding the time, an Access module to ease you into university study, support with a disability or need to test your English or computing skills, we can help.

Find out how the OU can help you reach your goals



An OU qualification says ‘employ me’. Whether you want to start a new career or go further in your current job, we can help.

Find out more about OU study for your career


Already have a degree?

Join the OU postgraduate programme to extend your qualifications.

Learn more about postgraduate degrees 


Have you studied before?

If you’ve already completed some study at another university, you may be able to count it towards your Open University qualification.

Learn more about credit transfer