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Our approach to teaching and learning is articulated in the Open University’s Teaching and Learning Plan 2022-27. The Plan stands as a testament to the OU's commitment to elevating the standards of supported open learning. Designed to be strategic and effective, this Plan consolidates the best of our teaching and learning practices, ensuring they're not just retained but broadened across the entire university. Distilled into five guiding principles, the Plan is both a roadmap and a reference. It ensures that all activities, innovations, and initiatives in the teaching and learning sectors of our university are cohesive and synergistic. Read the Plan in full by visiting our The Teaching and Learning pages.


We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. Full details of all our courses can be found here.

Meet some of our students

Houda Khayame

“Studying with the OU transformed my career.”

Houda Khayame shares how gaining an MSc in Development Management with The Open University (OU) was key to progressing in her chosen field and ultimately led to her following a new and unexpected path.

Adefunke Yaya

“I wanted to gain industry experience and a qualification – with the OU I could do both at the same time”

Adefunke Yaya turned to The Open University to enhance her knowledge of her chosen field while continuing to gain valuable industry experience.

Sam Burge

Confidence, career goal and a triple salary hike – Sam’s happy with her study gains

Religion, Philosophy & Ethics graduate Sam remembers how she took her own leap of faith to embark on her goal, citing the confidence and skills she gained from her OU study as the impetus she needed to succeed.

Kyle Andrews

"I went from being totally lost and feeling trapped to gaining purpose" says Kyle

Kyle Andrews realised he no longer wanted to pursue his longstanding dream and sought a new purpose. After graduating with a Combined Social Sciences degree from The Open University (OU), Kyle knew he could achieve anything he wanted and is now in a career he loves.

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