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How can the OU help me build my future?

Our flexible courses allow you to balance study with other commitments. You don’t need to worry about arranging childcare and you won’t have to give up any caring responsibilities you may have.

Studying with the OU leads to qualifications that improve your life, not distract from it.

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What is distance learning?

At the OU we blend online learning and small group tutorials to create unique courses that work for our students. We’ve taken distance learning to a whole new incredibly supportive level:

  • The OU comes to you wherever you are
  • You don’t have to put your life on hold to get the qualification you want
  • You choose when and where you study
  • Plenty of one-to-one contact and social interaction.

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What can the OU do for you?

An OU degree opens up a world of opportunity. You’ll gain the skills and qualifications you need to build your future, and find your dream job. But don’t just take our word for it, here's what our students have said:

  • 79% said the OU will help them to fulfil their career goals.
  • 88% said their careers have benefited from the skills and knowledge they gained while studying.
  • Our students have rated us over 90% for student satisfaction for the past ten years.

Life after graduation

When you graduate from the OU you’ll have a world-class degree and access to endless opportunities: 86 of the 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange trust us to develop their employees.

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I remember being a bit unsure whether my OU degree would carry the same weight as a more traditional university, but employers are really impressed with Open University degrees.

Kerry Gray, OU graduate
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