We provide supported distance learning to over 21,000 students in Scotland, widening access to higher education.
Discover our wide range of degrees, qualifications, short courses and skills-based training.
If you live in Scotland, with an annual personal income of £25,000 or less, you may be eligible to study for free with a Part-Time Fee Grant.
Researchers from the OU have carried out the UK’s largest ever study into societal attitudes and experiences of online violence against women and girls.
We are the largest provider of part-time undergraduate higher education in Scotland, and have a highly-rated student experience.
Our students come from all walks of life. Each have their own unique story to tell, and we’re here to support them along the way.
We work with businesses, organisations, the third sector and communities across Scotland to provide learning and skills.
A fantastic range of free short courses to suit all interests and abilities. From art to zoology: there's something for you.
Join our Young Applicants in Schools Scheme to study university-level modules in S6. A fantastic way to bridge the next step after school.
Find out more about our skills and training support for staff and employers, including workforce development funding for businesses.