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The Open University UK

The Open University UK

Top reasons to study here

  • Studying with The Open University has always been inherently flexible: it’s one of the reasons why so many people choose to study with us.
  • The support we offer is extensive, and we pride ourselves on it. In fact, it’s one of the reasons why we’re regularly rated in the top of the UK’s National Stud
  • Our unique combination of flexible study, world-class teaching and individually tailored support provides the best possible experience of higher education.


In 1969 one ambition changed the world, giving anyone, anywhere the power to learn. Established by the Royal Charter (pdf 235kb) and globally recognised, The Open University has pioneered distance learning for over 50 years, delivering exceptional teaching and outstanding support to students across the UK and the world.


  • Our qualifications range from certificates, diplomas and short courses to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

  • Whatever you want to study, we’re sure to have the right course for you.


  • Choose the research degree area closest to your field of interest to find out about the department, its research priorities and philosophy, the research environment, and facilities available.
  • Within each research area is a list of topics which tell you more about specific areas of research, current and prospective projects, entry requirements, available supervisors and contact details for advice.


  • An Open University qualification is attractive to employers.
  • Employers know that many of our students study while working. Therefore, they’re aware that Open University study can be challenging, and that it requires you to develop a variety of valuable skills and qualities – all of which will be assets to any workplace.
  • You’ll also be attractive to employers because, being an Open University graduate, you’ll stand out from the crowd of conventional campus-based university graduates.

Distance Learning Courses

Social Sciences (155)
Business & Management (115)
Humanities (115)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (60)
Computer Science & IT (57)
Education & Training (55)
Law (45)
Engineering & Technology (38)
Medicine & Health (37)

Student services

The OU has offices throughout the UK where your student support teams are based.

et in touch with our student ambassadors who can tell you more about what you can expect from studying with The Open University

Housing services

The University doesn't own student housing, but can offer some help on finding private accommodation off campus.

Library services

OU Researchers and research students have access to a world class collection of online resources, a document delivery service, and guidance on skills development.

ICT services

Using a computer is a regular part of your OU study, so here's information on a range of computing topics.


Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom

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