The Open University
About us

We’ve pioneered distance learning for over 50 years, bringing university to you wherever you are so you can fit study around your life, with expert tutor support every step of the way.

In fact, our students rated us 88% for overall student satisfaction and we were ranked third in the 2021 National Student Survey.

Meaning when it comes to realising your ambition, you couldn’t be in better hands.

Study with us

Pick from over 400 Open University and Open University Business School courses, ranging from beginners’ Spanish to MBAs and other Masters Degrees. You can register from all UK or BFPO addresses. A limited number of courses are available worldwide even if students in the services don’t have a BFPO number.

Our unique methods mean you don’t need to put life or career on hold to get a qualification. You can get a degree in as little as three years or take longer if you prefer.