A global leader in flexible learning

With The Open University you can study whenever and wherever you choose. We have students in over 128 countries, and a global reputation as a pioneer in the field of flexible learning. Our flexible teaching also means, if you travel often or need to relocate, you can continue to study wherever you go.

With a wide choice of courses taught in English, flexible payment and a global reputation for excellence, The Open University can help you get where you want to be.

Supported open learning

The OU teaches in English through its own unique method of distance learning, called ‘supported open learning’, which is:

  • Flexible – students work where and when they choose to fit in with jobs, families and other commitments
  • All-inclusive – students get all the high quality materials they need to study
  • Supportive – personal tutors provide academic expertise, guidance and feedback and run group tutorials; and specialist advisers are on hand to help with other aspects of OU study
  • Social – students get together through tutorials, online conferencing, study networks and course forums.

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My motto is 'continous learning for life', which is what The Open University and the OU Business School are so brilliant at offering.

Wilson Yeh, Hong Kong

Enrolment deadlines

12 September 2019
Undergraduate courses - October 2019 start
19 September 2019
Postgraduate courses - October 2019 start
9 January 2020
Undergraduate courses - February 2020 start

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