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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 study with the OU.

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

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

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.