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More than 90,000 people have studied towards a postgraduate qualification with The Open University (OU).
We offer a wide range of flexible postgraduate courses which allow you to fit your study around work and life commitments and also carry real weight with employers.
Choose from more than 34 taught masters degrees, including:
We give you an extensive selection of online and written resources so you can plan when you want to study – meaning you don’t have to put your life on hold. Many of our students balance study with a job.
Many of our modules and qualifications are accredited by leading professional bodies and developed to industry standards, so your learning is top quality, up to date and relevant to the real world.
An OU qualification on your CV also shows more than your level of knowledge about a subject – it demonstrates a high level of commitment, discipline and self-belief, not to mention excellent time management and organisation.
For each module you’ll have a designated tutor who can give you feedback, advice and other support.
Our extensive network of postgraduate tutors are consistently rated as 'excellent' in national teaching quality assessments. Many of them are practicing professionals with strong academic backgrounds who know their sector extremely well.
Our postgraduate material is developed by leading academics and industry experts and is grounded in our internationally renowned OU research.
Have you heard about the Postgraduate Loan scheme? You could be eligible for a loan of up to £10,280 as a contribution towards the cost of study fees and expenses.
Our fees are very competitive and you don't have to pay for an entire course upfront – you pay by module, meaning you can spread the cost. You can also pay monthly with a credit agreement through Open University Student Budget Accounts (OUSBA). Also, unlike many other universities, our fees include course materials, tuition and assessment.
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The Faculty of Arts has a record of excellence in teaching and research, and as one of the best institutions in the world for arts and humanities, our research feeds directly into our teaching. This ensures our qualifications continue not only to be attractive to study but also reflect the most recent scholarship. We continue to innovate and develop exciting and important new areas. Skills development and employability are at the forefront of our thinking for our students. As well as subject-specific skills, studying arts and humanities provides an adaptable set of skills for diverse career opportunities. Many of our students study while in employment, while others study with us before entering the job market.
Many of our postgraduate students have gone on to undertake research degrees, while others have used their newly acquired skills to further their careers. Our programmes are ideal for further developing research and analytical skills, and upgrading qualifications after a break from study. They suit anyone with appropriate entry qualifications looking for an intellectual challenge, and our successful postgraduates gain the important personal satisfaction of achieving a worthwhile qualification in an area of long-standing interest.
You can find out more about our research at http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/research/index.shtml
The Open University Business School with its rich history of being home to more than 22000 successful MBAs from all over the world, is one of the leading and largest Triple Accredited business schools in Europe. The business programmes offer unparalleled flexibility in every aspect and are designed to fit around the lifestyle of today's busy professionals.
The OU Business school's unique learning methodology of 'practice based action learning' underpins its MBA programme which has been massively successful in delivering top quality MBA graduates who have been able to develop their skills by being able to apply what they learn at their workplace on a daily basis.
The OU provides its students with superior support network. Wherever you are, we are somewhere close to you with 13 National/Regional offices, several tutorial locations and one to one tutor support- you are never on your own. If you are in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, then please visit your National Open University Campus for more information.
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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Students’ educational needs are changing rapidly and our diverse range of qualifications, with their links to professional bodies (BSC, IED, CIBSE, IMechE and IET), can meet those needs. Whether it's Computing, Engineering, Maths, or Environment and Development, we have the programmes that will give you the edge.
Our mission is to transform lives through health and social care education and research. Whether you would like to go further in your career, or you’re an employer looking for a different way to train and motivate your staff – we can help you make that transformation.
• world-class learning resources developed by leading academics and practitioners which reflect the views of service users and carers – underpinned by excellent research and scholarship
• openness and accessibility – putting qualifications within reach of people who never thought they could study at this level
• flexible study arrangements designed to fit with work and family commitments, with no need to take time away from the workplace
• national reach with local support – over 18,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students study with us every year. Our students live anywhere from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland to busy inner cities, supported by a network of regional administrative centres and first class tutors based locally.