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The Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology is the largest Faculty of The Open University, a world leader in modern distance learning and the pioneer of teaching and learning methods which enable people to achieve their career and life goals studying at times and in places to suit them.
The Faculty provides flexible, high quality teaching and research that is relevant in professional contexts, equipping learners, employers and funders with the capabilities they require to meet tomorrow’s challenges and improve situations.
With interdisciplinarity at its heart, the Faculty is about innovation and problem-solving in the real world: problems that are complex and challenging, and whose solutions require technological advances, behavioural transformation, and enhancements in policy and practice. It maintains strong links with professional bodies, communities of practitioners and develops curriculum in conjunction with industry advisers.
Led by the Dean and Director of Studies, Professor Anne de Roeck, the Faculty is made up of more than 300 staff and we currently have over 50,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying with us.
The Faculty comprises three departments which act as a focus for teaching, curriculum development and research. Our postgraduate teaching programmes span:
• Computing and IT
• Technology Management
• Systems Thinking in Practice
• Environment and Development
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This MSc course is ideal for professionals needing knowledge and experience of advanced networking and research methods, and is also an excellent basis for further studies at doctoral level. Read more
This qualification develops a rigorous approach to the study and application of computing, and incorporates transferable skills that are highly applicable to professional development in the field. Read more
To gain this qualification, you need 180 credits as follows. Stage 1. 60 credits from List A. List A. optional modules. Advanced routing - CCNP 1 (T824). Read more
From improving a company’s competitive edge and complying with environmental legislation to addressing the global challenges of climate change and energy conservation, environmental management affects us all. Read more
Mathematics is at the heart of advances in science, engineering and technology, as well as being an indispensable problem-solving and decision-making tool in many other areas of life. Read more
This postgraduate qualification is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in mental health science and the biological and psychological underpinnings of this discipline. Read more
This qualification explores some of contemporary science's most pressing issues and develops a wide range of skills associated with postgraduate study. Read more
This postgraduate qualification is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science and the technology that underpins this discipline. Read more
This MSc course explores the way we think about and approach tasks or situations. Everyone brings with them their own perspective, which means that we all see things in different ways. Read more
The effective management of technology and technological innovation is essential if all the potential benefits for individuals and organisations are to be realised. Read more