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Master of Science

A Master of Science degree (MSc) is a respected postgraduate qualification. 

The Open University offers Master of Science degrees across a range of subject areas, including Business and Management, Computing and IT, Engineering, Mathematics and Science.

Popular MSc degrees include Science, Earth Science, Engineering, and Systems Thinking in Practice.

For our postgraduate courses you’ll need to have a relevant undergraduate qualification. See individual course pages for details.

Why study an MSc with The Open University?

The Open University is the world’s leading distance-learning institution. Over the past 40 years, since our incorporation by royal charter in 1969, we’ve taught two million students worldwide. Our studies are popular because they are effective, offering you flexibility, value and outstanding career prospects.

Learn how study works and read a selection of our success stories.

Career prospects

Open University postgraduates are well placed to enter a variety of careers. Studying for an MSc qualification will equip you with key transferable skills which will be relevant to any career, and your postgraduate level of knowledge and understanding will be prized by employers.

As an undergraduate I was never convinced it was my own work. I needed to see if I could achieve the next level... I thought The Open University was the best place to do my MSc because I wanted something unique in terms of subject matter and I wanted to do research differently… I’d like to do a PhD next if I can.

Jane Williams, MSc Advancing Healthcare Practice
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