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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What our students say

I wanted a more worldly perspective, so I thought the ability to enrich my education with people from different backgrounds and countries would be a way to understand their perspective and their point of view and just apply it from a different context that I knew I would get in the United States.

Matt Krise, USA

Enrolment deadlines

14 January 2021
Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses - February 2021 start

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