About the University

The Open University has pioneered distance learning for over 50 years, delivering exceptional teaching and outstanding support to students across the UK and the world.

 

According to Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor


"The Open University is one of the UK’s best inventions. It ranks with the NHS and National Parks as a visionary idea that has brought the opportunity to learn and study to anyone, whatever their circumstances. The staff are remarkable, creating inspiring courses designed and taught to demanding standards. Its students are amazing, achieving often against the odds qualifications that transform their lives. I look forward to working with the whole OU community to advance the university’s mission and purpose, which are just as pioneering and relevant today as they were 50 years ago."

Teaching and Learning

The Open University has its own method of teaching-supported open learning. Which consists of the following pillars.

  • Flexible- learning at your pace
  • All-inclusive- It is an all inclusive study, which means all study material is a part of the programme.
  • Supportive- Academic guidance and non academic support to help with the learning.
  • Social- social interaction via groups for informal study groups.

Open University and Future Learn

Based on employer needs OU has created short courses to help learners get ready for getting into action at work.

Designed and delivered by world-class academics and leading industry experts, they provide a perfect balance of academic excellence and workplace relevance, supporting learners and businesses to upskill quickly, stay up to date and get ahead.

Open University "Open Up The Future" Campaign

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The Open University - Agile Leadership and Management

The course will equip managers, leaders, and those aspiring to move into leadership roles with strategies and tools to support team development at all levels. This microcredential has been created by The Open University in collaboration with Agile Business Consortium .

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 919 €
  • 20 June 2022
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The Open University - AWS: Machine Learning Foundations

Develop highly sought-after skills to design and deploy machine learning models on the cloud with the AWS Academy. This microcredential has been created by The Open University in collaboration with AWS.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 489 €
  • 04 July 2022
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The Open University - AWS: Solutions Architect

Learn best practices and strategies to guide the implementation of cloud services on AWS with OU AWS Academy experts. This microcredential has been created by The Open University in collaboration with AWS.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 614 €
  • 04 July 2022
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The Open University - Business Management: Financial Accounting for Non-Financial Roles

Develop your accounting skills and knowledge to interpret financial statements, measure performance and assess financial health. This microcredential has been created by The Open University.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 549 €
  • 04 July 2022
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The Open University - Business Management: Fundamentals of Management Accounting

Develop your accounting skills and knowledge to help you make better business decisions and achieve your professional goals. This microcredential has been created by The Open University.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 549 €
  • 04 July 2022
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The Open University - Business Management: Improving Organisational Practice

Develop your managerial and leadership skills to create a positive impact on your organisation, with The Open University that created this microcredential.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 549 €
  • 04 July 2022
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The Open University - Business Management: Marketing Principles and Practice

Develop your marketing skills and knowledge to help you make better business decisions and achieve your professional goals. This microcredential has been created by The Open University.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 549 €
  • 04 July 2022
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The Open University - Business Management: Project Management

Develop in-demand project management skills and take your career to the next level, with The Open University that created this microcredential.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 549 €
  • 04 July 2022
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The Open University - Introduction to Networks

Build the foundations in infrastructure networking and boost your career as a network engineer with Cisco and The Open University.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 489 €
  • 04 July 2022
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The Open University - Cisco: DevOps using DevNet

Gain industry-focused DevOps skills to develop and manage networked systems with Cisco and The Open University that created this microcredential.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 614 €
  • 04 July 2022
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The Open University - Cisco: Python Programming (OpenEDG Python Institute)

Prepare for a future in programming as you learn from experts at Cisco and The Open University.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 614 €
  • 04 July 2022
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The Open University - Climate Change and the Polar Regions: Tools for the Climate Crisis

Develop your understanding of climate change in the world, through the lens of the Polar regions. This microcredential has been created by The Open University.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 549 €
  • 04 July 2022
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The Open University - Cyber Security Operations (Cisco)

Upskill in cyber security operations and enhance your working knowledge of cyber security with Cisco and The Open University. This microcredential has been created by The Open University and endorsed by Cisco Networking Academy.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 734 €
  • 30 June 2022
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The Open University - Digital Photography

Discover your Genre and Develop your Style- Take the next steps in your photography journey by exploring different genres and finding your photographic style. This microcredential has been created by The Open University in collaboration with Royal Photographic Society

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 549 €
  • 04 July 2022
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The Open University - Management of Change: Organisation Development and Design

Lead and implement effective organisational development in a digital world. This microcredential has been created by The Open University.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 919 €
  • 20 June 2022
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The Open University - Management of Uncertainty

Discover how to make effective decisions when faced with radical uncertainty. This microcredential has been created by The Open University.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 919 €
  • 20 June 2022
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The Open University- Tackling the Climate Crisis

Explore Cuba’s response to crises and how their “thrifty innovation” can help develop solutions to climate change challenges. This microcredential has been created by The Open University.

  • The Open University, England
  • Online
  • 549 €
  • 04 July 2022
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