Diplomas of higher education (DipHEs) are undergraduate qualifications equivalent to two thirds of an honours degree. They focus on a particular job, profession or academic study.
Open University diplomas are designed to improve your professional or technical skills or your knowledge and understanding of a particular subject.
A DipHE also shows that you’re capable of extended study at university level.
The Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Law explores why laws exist, and the nature of criminal justice and legal systems.
The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities features subjects including art history, classical studies and creative writing.
The Diploma of Higher Education Open enables you to create a bespoke qualification, studying the subjects of your choice.
These are just a selection of our diplomas.
Why study for a diploma 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 about our faculties and how study works.
Having passed the postgraduate Diploma, and having done so with a distinction, has given me a massive confidence boost. I fully intend to continue with my education and look forward to completing my Masters degree.Kevin Large, Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Networking
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