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World leader in online degrees and the MBA

The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality online degrees and distance learning or sometimes referred to as e learning; serving students across the globe with highly respected degree qualifications, and the triple accredited MBA.

Why choose The Open University?

Flexibility

At OU you’ll have access to flexible learning like no other university. Students can work from the location of their choosing, being it from home, work, or on the move.

Support

Consistently ranked in the top 5 universities for student satisfaction, OU offers online support to its students like no other university.

Career transformation

A degree from OU is highly valued by employers, and as such 80% of the UK’s top companies send employees to The Open University.

Reputation

As the largest academic institution in the UK, and OU students and graduates achieving great things across the globe, The Open University has developed a good reputation.

The Open University’s online study system allows students to tailor their university studies to fit their personal needs and lifestyle.


Programs

Bachelor's degree
Art & Design Length Location
Design and Innovation (Q61) 4 years Online / distance program
Art History
Arts and Humanities (Art History) (R14-AH) 4 years Online / distance program
Arts Management
Arts and Humanities (Classical Studies) (R14-CS) 4 years Online / distance program
Performing Arts
Arts and Humanities (Music) (R14-M) 4 years Online / distance program
Music 4 years Online / distance program
Business
Management
Business Management 4 years Online / distance program
Business Management (Accounting) (Q91-ACC) 4 years Online / distance program
Business Management (Economics) (Q91-EC) 4 years Online / distance program
Business Management (Innovation and Enterprise) (Q91-IE) 4 years Online / distance program
Business Management (Leadership Practice) (Q91-LP) 4 years Online / distance program
Business Management (Marketing) (Q91-MAR) 4 years Online / distance program
Business Management (Sport and Football) 4 years Online / distance program
Environmental Management and Technology 4 years Online / distance program
Computer Science & IT
Computing and IT 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT (Communications and Networking) (Q62-CN) 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT (Communications and Software) (Q62-CS) 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT (Software) (Q62-S) 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT and Business 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT and Design 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT and Mathematics 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT and Psychology 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT and Statistics 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT Practice (Top-up) (Q68) 4 years Online / distance program
Engineering & Technology
Engineering (Q65) 4 years Online / distance program
Engineering (Top-up) (Q78) 3 years Online / distance program
General Studies
Open (Combined Studies) 4 years Online / distance program
Health & Well-Being
Health and Social Care 4 years Online / distance program
Health Sciences 4 years Online / distance program
Healthcare and Health Science (Q96) 4 years Online / distance program
Nursing
Adult Nursing (Q73) 4 years Online / distance program
Mental Health Nursing (Q74) 4 years Online / distance program
Public Health
Childhood and Youth Studies (Q23) 6 years Online / distance program
Social Work
Social Work (England) (Q32) 4 years Online / distance program
Social Work (Scotland) (graduate entry) (Q50) 4 years Online / distance program
Social Work (Scotland) (Q41) 4 years Online / distance program
Social Work (Wales) (Q42) 4 years Online / distance program
Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales) (Q63) 4 years Online / distance program
Sports Science
Sport, Fitness and Coaching (Q76) 4 years Online / distance program
Humanities & Culture
Arts and Humanities 4 years Online / distance program
Arts and Humanities (Religious Studies) (R14-RS) 4 years Online / distance program
Criminology
Criminology 4 years Online / distance program
Criminology and Law 4 years Online / distance program
Criminology and Psychology 4 years Online / distance program
Economics
Economics 5 years Online / distance program
Economics and Mathematical Sciences (Q15) 6 years Online / distance program
History
Arts and Humanities (History) (R14-HIS) 4 years Online / distance program
Classical Studies 4 years Online / distance program
History 4 years Online / distance program
History and Politics 4 years Online / distance program
International Studies
International Studies (Q11) 4 years Online / distance program
Literature
Arts and Humanities (English Literature) (R14-L) 4 years Online / distance program
English Language and Literature (Q39) 4 years Online / distance program
English Literature (Q66) 4 years Online / distance program
English Literature and Creative Writing (Q86) 4 years Online / distance program
Philosophy
Arts and Humanities (Philosophy) (R14-P) 4 years Online / distance program
Philosophy and Psychological Studies 4 years Online / distance program
Political Science
Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Q45) 4 years Online / distance program
Psychology
Psychology 4 years Online / distance program
Psychology with Counselling (Q84) 4 years Online / distance program
Social Psychology (Q83) 4 years Online / distance program
Sociology
Social Sciences 4 years Online / distance program
Social Sciences (Criminology) (R23-CRIM) 4 years Online / distance program
Social Sciences (Economics) (R23-ECON) 4 years Online / distance program
Social Sciences (Geography) (R23-GEOG) 4 years Online / distance program
Social Sciences (Politics) (R23-POLI) 4 years Online / distance program
Social Sciences (Psychology) (R23-PSYC) 4 years Online / distance program
Social Sciences (Sociology) (R23-SOCI) 4 years Online / distance program
Languages
Language Studies 4 years Online / distance program
English
Arts and Humanities (English Language) (R14-EL) 4 years Online / distance program
Language Studies with English and French (Q30-EF) 4 years Online / distance program
Language Studies with English and German (Q30-EG) 4 years Online / distance program
Language Studies with English and Spanish (Q30-ES) 4 years Online / distance program
French
Arts and Humanities (French) (R14-FR) 4 years Online / distance program
Language Studies with French and German (Q30-FG) 4 years Online / distance program
Language Studies with French and Spanish (Q30-FS) 4 years Online / distance program
German
Arts and Humanities (German) (R14-GE) 4 years Online / distance program
Language Studies with German and Spanish (Q30-GS) 4 years Online / distance program
Spanish
Arts and Humanities (Spanish) (R14-SP) 4 years Online / distance program
Law
Law (graduate entry) (Q80) 4 years Online / distance program
Law (Q79) 4 years Online / distance program
Media & Communications
Writing
Arts and Humanities (Creative Writing) (R14-CW) 4 years Online / distance program
Science
Combined STEM 4 years Online / distance program
Natural Sciences 4 years Online / distance program
Natural Sciences (Biology) (Q64-BIO) 4 years Online / distance program
Natural Sciences (Chemistry) (Q64-CHE) 4 years Online / distance program
Natural Sciences (Earth Sciences) (Q64-EAR) 4 years Online / distance program
Natural Sciences (Environmental Science) (Q64-ENV) 4 years Online / distance program
Natural Sciences (Physics) (Q64-PHY) 4 years Online / distance program
Astronomy
Natural Sciences (Astronomy and Planetary Science) (Q64-AST) 4 years Online / distance program
Environmental Science
Environmental Science 4 years Online / distance program
Environmental Studies 4 years Online / distance program
Forensic Science
Forensic Psychology (Q82) 4 years Online / distance program
Geography
Geography and Environmental Science (R16) 4 years Online / distance program
Mathematics
Mathematics (Q31) 4 years Online / distance program
Mathematics and its Learning (Q46) 4 years Online / distance program
Mathematics and Physics (Q77) 4 years Online / distance program
Mathematics and Statistics(Q36) 4 years Online / distance program
Teaching & Education
Education Studies (Primary) 4 years Online / distance program
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood 4 years Online / distance program
Early Childhood (Top-up) (Q90) 2 years Online / distance program
Master's degree
Art & Design
Art History
Art History (F33) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Performing Arts
Music (F32) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration (F61) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Finance
Finance (F67) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Human Resources
Human Resource Management (F68) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Management
Development Management (F11) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Environmental Management (F65) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Computer Science & IT
Advanced Networking (F56) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Computing (F66) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Engineering & Technology
Engineering (F46) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Engineering (M04) 8 years Online / distance program
Technology Management (F36) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Technology Management (F69) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Aerospace Engineering
Space Science and Technology (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Health & Well-Being
Medicine
Medicinal Chemistry (F62) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Public Health
Advancing Healthcare Practice (F52) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Childhood and Youth (F55) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Mental Health Science (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Social Work
Social Work (Taught) 30 months Online / distance program
Humanities & Culture
History
Classical Studies (F27) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
History (F28) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Philosophy
Philosophy (F30) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Psychology
Psychology (F74) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Systems Thinking in Practice (F47) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Languages
English
English (F58) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Translation & Interpretation
Translation (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Law
Law (F64) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Criminal Law
Crime and Justice (F75) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Media & Communications
Writing
Creative Writing (F71) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Science
Science (F12) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Forensic Science
Forensic Psychological Studies (F73) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Mathematics
Mathematics (F04) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Teaching & Education
Education (F70) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Online and Distance Education (F10) (Taught) 3 years Online / distance program
Diploma / certificate
Art & Design
Performing Arts
Music 4 years Online / distance program
Business
Management
Business Management 2 years Online / distance program
Business Management (Sport and Football) 2 years Online / distance program
Environmental Management and Technology 4 years Online / distance program
Management (D64) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Management (S01) 4 years Online / distance program
Computer Science & IT
Computing and IT 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT and Business 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT and Design 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT and Mathematics 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT and Psychology 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT and Statistics 4 years Online / distance program
Computing and IT Practice (W15) 4 years Online / distance program
Engineering & Technology
Engineering (W11) 4 years Online / distance program
Construction
Sport and Fitness with Exercise Instruction (W07-STD) 4 years Online / distance program
General Studies
Combined Professional Studies 3 years Online / distance program
Open (Combined Studies) 4 years Online / distance program
Health & Well-Being
Health and Social Care 4 years Online / distance program
Health and Social Care (S31) 8 months Online / distance program
Health Sciences 4 years Online / distance program
Health Sciences (S19) 4 years Online / distance program
Healthcare Practice 4 years Online / distance program
Healthcare Practice (T01) 2 years Online / distance program
Healthcare with Health Science (T28) 2 years Online / distance program
Public Health
Children and Families (T24) 2 years Online / distance program
Promoting Public Health (S13) 4 years Online / distance program
Social Work
Adult Health and Social Care (T23) 2 years Online / distance program
Counselling (W09) 3 years Online / distance program
Social Care (Scotland) 2 years Online / distance program
Social Care (T39) 2 years Online / distance program
Social Care Practice (Wales) (T34) 2 years Online / distance program
Sports Science
Sport and Fitness (W07) 4 years Online / distance program
Humanities & Culture
Arts and Humanities 4 years Online / distance program
Criminology
Criminology 4 years Online / distance program
Criminology and Law 4 years Online / distance program
Criminology and Psychology 4 years Online / distance program
Economics
Economics 3 years Online / distance program
History
Classical Studies 4 years Online / distance program
History 4 years Online / distance program
History and Politics 4 years Online / distance program
Philosophy
Philosophy and Psychological Studies 4 years Online / distance program
Psychology
Psychology 4 years Online / distance program
Sociology
Social Sciences 2 years Online / distance program
Sports Studies & Management
Sport and Fitness with Coaching (W07-SFC) 4 years Online / distance program
Sport, Fitness and Management (T05) 2 years Online / distance program
Languages
Language Studies 4 years Online / distance program
English
English (W61) 4 years Online / distance program
Science
Natural Sciences 2 years Online / distance program
Astronomy
Astronomy and Planetary Science (S10) 2 years Online / distance program
Environmental Science
Environment (T16) 2 years Online / distance program
Environmental Science 4 years Online / distance program
Environmental Studies 4 years Online / distance program
Mathematics
Mathematical Sciences 3 years Online / distance program
Practical Statistics (S03) 4 years Online / distance program
Physics
Physics (S20) 4 years Online / distance program
Teaching & Education
Education Studies (Primary) 4 years Online / distance program
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood 2 years Online / distance program
Graduate diploma / certificate
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration (C66) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Business Administration (E80) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Finance
Finance (E83) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Finance (K24) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Human Resources
Human Resource Management (E84) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Human Resource Management (K25) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Management
Development Management (C48) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Development Management (D37) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Environmental Management (E79) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Environmental Management (K19) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Computer Science & IT
Advanced Networking (E51) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Computing (E81) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Computing (K22) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Engineering & Technology
Engineering (E22) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Technology Management (C49) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Technology Management (E08) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Aerospace Engineering
Space Science and Technology (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Health & Well-Being
Medicine
Medicinal Chemistry (E68) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Public Health
Advancing Healthcare Practice (C92) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Advancing Healthcare Practice (E46) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Mental Health Science (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Social Work
Social Work (Taught) 17 months Online / distance program
Humanities & Culture
Humanities (C20) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Humanities (D35) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Political Science
Conflict and Development (C67) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Psychology
Social and Psychological Inquiry (K26) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Systems Thinking in Practice (C72) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Systems Thinking in Practice (E28) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Languages
Translation & Interpretation
Translation (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Law
Human Rights and Development Management (C96) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Science
Space Science (K28) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Mathematics
Mathematics (C90) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Mathematics (E23) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Theoretical Statistics and Probability (S04) 2 years Online / distance program
Teaching & Education
Online and Distance Education (C23) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Online and Distance Education (D36) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Professional Studies in Education (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Early Childhood Education
Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth (C97) (Taught) 1 year Online / distance program
Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth (E78) (Taught) 2 years Online / distance program
Foundation / Pathway program
Computer Science & IT
Computing and IT Practice (X15) 4 years Online / distance program
Engineering & Technology
Engineering (X11) 4 years Online / distance program
General Studies
Combined Professional Studies 3 years Online / distance program
Health & Well-Being
Healthcare Practice 4 years Online / distance program
Social Work
Counselling (X09) 3 years Online / distance program

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