Online university courses

Ready to open up your future? The Open University brings study to you, with globally recognised qualifications that flex around your life. So you can learn on your terms and unlock a world of possibilities.

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More to explore

Getting started is easier than you think, but if you've got questions, we have the answers. Check out the essentials to study at The Open University.

What is distance learning?

We're dedicated to distance learning, but what does that mean? Find out how, what, when and where you'll study with our series of short guides on being an OU student.

Can I do it?

We don't believe in barriers, so if you're prepared to put the work in, we'll help you succeed. And if you don't know the best place for you to start, we can help with that too.

Fees and funding

More than 80% of our students use a loan with Student Finance England to fund their studies; it's the most popular way to pay. Check out your funding options today.

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