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Enabling people to change their lives through learning, across Ireland.

The Open University in Ireland is open to people, places, methods and ideas. We promote educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

In Ireland we offer a wide range of courses and qualifications through supported open learning, we support our students and staff, undertake projects around learning enhancement, and engage with key education stakeholders and policy-makers.

We are here to help individuals, local business, the community and the economy of Ireland.


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Study with us

We’ve been the experts in distance learning for over 50 years, allowing you to fit study around your life.  Find out more about studying with us here.

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Free online learning

Explore the free learning options available to you with The Open University.

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Meet our students

The Open University in Ireland provides supported open learning to students across the length and breadth of the country. Our flexible programmes and wide range of qualifications enable learners to choose a study route that best suits them.