Over 40 people in 14 secure facilities across Scotland – prisons and hospitals – currently study Open University undergraduate modules.
Our specific prospectus (.pdf) sets out options for studying with us in secure environments, and we provide specialist information, advice and guidance for our students.
Study in secure environments is made possible by the Higher Education Access Scheme. This partnership initiative is unique to Scotland and includes the Scottish Prison Service, Fife College, two private prisons and the OU.
The Open University in Scotland is a member of the Scottish Prison Service National Advisory Group on prison education. Joint projects with the Scottish Prison Service include development of digital access and piloting postgraduate study in secure environments.
Contact our Scotland-based team for students in secure environments:
Call 0131 226 3851
British Sign Language (BSL) users can
also contact us directly through Contact
Scotland BSL's video relay service.