We provide supported distance learning to over 20,000 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.
An episode of the BBC/OU Universe series was filmed in the Isle of Skye. Explore more news and blogs about our work.
We are the largest provider of part-time undergraduate higher education in Scotland. Find out more.
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.
Discover how were are sharing knowledge and learning to support environmental sustainability.
Read our guidance on the coronavirus pandemic.