Why study History with The Open University?
Historians at The Open University want to share their passion for history and to inspire you to learn about the past. They are committed to delivering the highest quality teaching and assessment materials that are informed by up-to-date historical research.
Studying history at the OU can offer you:
- The opportunity to choose from a range of different periods and aspects of history, from medieval to modern times.
- The flexibility to combine your study of history with politics and many other arts and humanities subjects.
- An opportunity to focus on Scottish history in collaboration with the University of Dundee.
Careers in History
Studying history will provide you with an adaptable set of skills, including critical thinking, analysis, and communication. You’ll also sharpen your ability to assimilate and evaluate information. These skills are all highly sought after in the world beyond study.
Our range of courses in history can help you start or progress your career as a:
- Museum Curator
- Arts Administrator
- Heritage Site Manager