The Open University (OU) is the UK's largest university, and the only UK university dedicated to distance learning known as 'supported open learning'. The OU allow people who have missed out on education to fulfil their potential and achieve a university-level qualification as well as providing a wide range of support services and facilities for students with a disability health condition, mental health disability or specific learning difficulty.
As an OU student you study in your own homes and workplaces, taking courses whose materials and methods are specifically designed for this type of distance learning. The University's methods allow you to study anywhere in the UK and in many other parts of the world.
With the exception of courses aimed at postgraduates or people who are working in specific jobs the OU has no entry requirements.
The OU learning program is flexible and although the start and end dates of most courses are fixed with recommended study timetables and fixed days for tutorials, it is for the student to decide when and where they study on a day-to-day basis. Students are able to take breaks in study between courses on most programmes and resume at a later date.
The OU offers a comprehensive range of named degrees as well as Open degrees, which allow students to combine courses from a range of different academic disciplines.
The OU allow people who have missed out on education to fulfil their potential and achieve a university-level qualification.
An A-Z index of available courses is available here.
A wider search facility is available on the OU homepage.
You can request a prospectus at this link.
For details of post-graduate courses and fees click here.
The OU also provide a range of free courses avaialble at OpenLearn.
Further information about the Open University is available here.
To contact the Open University follow this link.
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