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Find a course

Study our high quality courses at a time, place and pace that suits you, with support for your learning journey. 

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Fees and funding

You may be able to study with us for free, and access other financial support. Payment options are available.

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Transfer from college

If you have a college qualification, find out how it could be a springboard to studying for a degree with us.

 
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Free online learning

Choose from over 1,000 free materials and courses on OpenLearn, including content specific to Scotland.

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Build skills for work

Refresh existing workplace skills or develop new ones. We offer some funded programmes and free resources.

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Courses for schools and early learning

From S6 pupils, to volunteers and staff in different education settings, discover our courses and content.

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What it's like to study with us

Our accessible, flexible and supported study can fit around work, family life and other commitments.

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Support and services for students

Achieve your ambitions and contribute to the OU experience, with support, services, and opportunities.

 

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Meet our students and alumni

From the Shetland Islands to Dumfries and Galloway, over 204,000 people have chosen to study with us.