Welcome to The Open University

Are you ready to move things forward? Whatever you want to achieve, we're here to help you make it happen. Explore what's possible when you learn around your life, wherever you are, with The Open University.


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What can I study?

We bring together academic experts and world leaders in their field to ensure our qualifications are up to date and commercially focused.
You can study for certificates and diplomas of higher education, foundation and honours degrees or postgraduate qualifications. There are around 150 to choose from, you can even tailor a qualification to suit your needs with our Open Programme. 

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What's OU study like?

Our unique methods mean you don't have to put your life on hold to get a qualification. You can study at home, at work or on the move.

You'll get regular support from your tutor and student support team, who'll give guidance, advice and feedback.

Can I do it?

We can help you work out how much time you have and understand the skills you need.

Most of our undergraduate courses have no formal entry requirements. If you have the commitment we'll support you every step of the way.

Fees and funding

We keep our fees as low as possible and offer a wide range of funding and flexible payment options to make study more affordable than you might think.

Your fees include OU course materials, tutor support, assessments and exams.

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