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

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