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The Future is Open

Open your future with The Open University.

We’ve been the experts in distance learning for over 50 years, allowing you to fit study around your life. Our world-leading teaching strategies and educational technologies mean you’ll get an immersive and interactive learning experience with support from dedicated tutors every step of the way.

Whatever future you’re looking for, your possibilities are open.

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OU research impact

Open University research shapes policy and practice, drives innovation and has practical applications which change lives across the globe.

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OU research impact
OU research impact

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Courses starting from October 2023 will open for registration in March 2023.

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The Future is Open

The future is unpredictable, but it’s still yours for the taking with flexible study that means you can learn while you earn. Keeping your options open.

Statement on equality and diversity

The OU was founded to open up higher education to all, regardless of background or circumstances. Our mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas—and as such, equality and diversity are at the heart of everything we do. 

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