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Study with us

Free your ambition by studying with The Open University and change your life with our flexible way of learning.  You can start learning with us no matter what your academic background. Browse the range of courses we offer and free your ambition today.


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Courses and qualifications

No matter where you live in Northern Ireland you can study with us – at a time and place that suits you.


What is distance learning?

Distance learning is going to be different to the study you’ve done before – school, college, even university. But it’ll be similar in many ways as well.

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Fees and funding

In Northern Ireland we have a range of payment and financial support options to meet your individual needs and to help you meet your study goals.

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Meet our students

The Open University provides supported open learning to students across the length and breadth of the region.

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Free online learning

We make Open University teaching and learning resources available free of charge to anyone with access to the internet, no matter where in the world they live.

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Request a Prospectus

Our prospectuses explore the subject areas, help you choose your course and understand what it's like to be an OU student.