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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.

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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

Your tutor is always available. I found incredible support from the tutors along the way and also from other students in the forums – it’s a great way to learn.

Orlagh Costello, Ireland

Enrolment deadlines

Undergraduate courses
Start October 2021 - Register by 9 September

Postgraduate courses
Check individual descriptions for start dates and enrolment deadlines

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