Free your ambition

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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Study available at The Open University

We not only offer a wide choice of subjects and start times, but also qualifications that are recognised and respected by employers for their excellence and the commitment it takes to achieve one.

Choose from around 120 highly respected undergraduate qualifications made up of honours degrees, foundation degrees, diplomas of higher education, certificates of higher education and our own certificates.

Or perhaps you want to develop your career to a senior level, research a fascinating subject or become a specialist in your field. The OU also offers an impressive range of world-class postgraduate programmes that fit neatly around your other committments.

Fees and funding

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What is OU study like?

The Open University lets you study at home, at work or on the move, in your own space and at your own pace.

Don’t think you’ve got the time for an OU qualification? Think again. We’re experts when it comes to supporting people through their study.

Improve your career prospects

Today’s job market is tougher than it has been for a long time. We can help you get into it, with a respected qualification that employers really value.

Our qualifications help people get into a wide range of industries, including childcare, IT, social work, finance, nursing, midwifery, engineering and teaching.