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Study with the OU

More than 170,000 students are currently studying with the OU. OU qualifications are up-to-date and commercially focused.

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Over 120 qualifications

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

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Distance learning

Our unique approach to distance learning sets us apart from other universities. We've helped over 1.8 million students get to where they want to be.

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Careers and employability

A degree is always valuable, no matter what you study: around 70% of graduate jobs are open to graduates of any discipline.

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Don’t know where to start?

An Access module is an ideal starting point if you need to develop your study
skills and build your confidence. The Open University offers three Access
modules that could pave the way towards a qualification with The OU.

Our Access modules start in October and February each year.
There's a choice of three modules:

Do you live outside the UK?

The Open University warmly welcomes students from Europe and across the world and currently has more than 10,000 students studying for qualifications from outside the UK. Would you like to benefit from a UK qualification, wherever you are in the world?

OU courses for overseas students
OU courses for overseas students