Postgraduate distance learning

The skills and knowledge you’ll acquire through supported postgraduate study at The Open University can bring real-life benefits to you and your career.

Read on to discover how postgraduate distance learning works and why, each year, thousands of students choose to open up their future with the OU.

How we make distance learning work for you

As the only UK university dedicated to distance learning, we want to ensure you know what to expect as a postgraduate student. So we’ve put together a series of short guides on some aspects of studying with us.

How will I study?

Learn more about the time and skills you’ll need to study, and the study materials you’ll use.

Tutors and assessment

From marking your assignments, to providing academic guidance, find out how our tutors will support you and how you’ll be assessed.

Disability support

If you have a disability, long-term health condition, specific learning difficulty, or a mental health condition, find out what support we could offer you.