The Open University (commonly Open University or its initialism OU, but officially "The" is part of its name) is a distance learning and research university founded by Royal Charter in the United Kingdom. The University is funded by a combination of student fees, contract income, and allocations for teaching and research by the higher education funding bodies in each of the four countries of the UK. It is notable for having an open entry policy, i.e. students' previous academic achievements are not taken into account for entry to most undergraduate courses. The majority of the OU's undergraduate students are based in the United Kingdom and principally study off-campus, but many of its courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate) can be studied off-campus anywhere in the world. There are a number of full-time postgraduate research students based on the 48 hectare university campus where they use the OU facilities for research, as well as more than 1000 members of academic and research staff and over 2500 administrative, operational and support staff.
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MSc in Development Management
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MSc in Environmental Decision Making
This MSc is for people who are concerned with designing and managing more effective decision-making...
MA in Art History
The MA in Art History develops your research and analytical skills, exploring the latest...
MA in Classical Studies
The MA in Classical Studies brings you up-to-date with the latest developments, including a...
MA in English
Our MA in English is for those with a passion for English looking for an intellectual challenge who...
MA in History
Our MA in History provides theoretical and practical training in major themes in local and regional...
MA in Humanities
Our MA in Humanities programme delves into art history, classical studies, history, literature,...
MA in Music
Our MA in Music develops your research and analytical skills while exploring the latest...
MA in Philosophy
Our MA in Philosophy develops research and analytical skills while exploring the latest debates and...
MA in Religious Studies
Our MA in Religious Studies develops research and analytical skills, discussing theoretical and...
The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, UK
Teaching Excellence Framework
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- UK Students - 121,395
- EU Students - 175
- Non-EU Students - 50
Total Students: 121,620(Source: HESA 2016/17)