The Open University

Founded

1969

History

The university was established in 1969. It is an international university providing part-time higher education to the United Kingdom, the European Union and elsewhere overseas.

Its central offices are located in Milton Keynes, 80km north-west of London.

Admission to first degree courses

Those resident in the UK/other parts of the EU/other areas where the university has agreed to register students are eligible for admission. There are no formal academic entry requirements. Students must normally be aged 18 or over.

First Degrees

BA, BA, BSc, BSc, MEng, MMaths

All courses are part-time and are assessed on a credit points rating (usually 60 or 30 points per course). Minimum requirements for a first degree are 360 credit points at specific levels. First degree master's: minimum 480 credit points. Most students study at the rate of 60 credit points a year.

Higher Degrees

Masters

Admission: Direct applicants for admission to master's degree courses should normally hold a good first degree with honours; entry to master's degrees by coursework is also possible via a relevant diploma of the university.

Master's degrees normally require 180 credit points; entrants with university diploma (certain courses): 120 points.

BPhil, MA, MBA, MPhil, MSc

Doctoral

DLitt, DSc: by published work.

DLitt, DSc, PhD

Libraries

Periodicals subscribed to: 2,400.

Other Holdings

180,000 books and microforms
150,000 non-book materials


Subject Areas

Accountancy/Accounting
Administration/Administrative Studies
American Studies
Anatomical Science/Anatomy
Animal Nutrition/Animal Physiology
Anthropology/Folklore
Archaeology
Art Theory
Art, History of
Artificial Intelligence
Arts General
Asian/Pacific Studies
Astronomy/Astrophysics/Space Science
Banking/Finance
Behavioural Sciences
Biochemistry
Bioethics
Biology
Biology Molecular
Botany/Plant Science
Business Administration
Business Computing
Business Economics
Business Information Systems
Business/Commerce
Chemistry
Child Health
Child Welfare
Child and Family Psychology
Child/Youth Studies
Classics/Greek/Latin/Ancient History
Cognitive Science
Communication/Journalism/Media Studies
Communications/Information Management
Computer Science
Corporate Governance
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Public Policy
Criminology
Cultural Studies
Design
Development Studies
E-Business
Ecology
Economics
Education
Education Primary
Educational Administration
Educational Psychology
Engineering
Engineering Aeronautical/Aerospace
Engineering Business
Engineering Chemical/Petrochemical/Process
Engineering Civil/Environmental/Structural
Engineering Electrical/Electronic
Engineering Information Technology
Engineering Management
Engineering Manufacturing
Engineering Materials/Mineral Resources/Petroleum
Engineering Mechanical/Production
Engineering Software
English
English as a Second Language
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Geosciences
Environmental Health
Environmental Science/Studies
Ethics
Ethics, Law and Governance
Ethnomusicology
European Studies
European Union Studies
Film/Photography/Television/Animation
French/French Studies
Genetics
Geography
Geology/Earth Sciences/Atmospheric Studies
German/Germanic Studies
Greek, Modern/Greek Studies
Health Education
Health Sciences/Studies
Health and Social Care
History
History/Philosophy of Science
Human Biology
Human Genetics
Human Resource Economics
Human Rights/Globalisation
Industrial Hygiene and Safety
Industrial Relations/Personnel/HRM
Information Science/Studies/Systems
Information Technology
Insurance
International Business
International Finance
International Relations/Studies
Italian
Laboratory Science Technology
Language Teaching/Learning
Languages, Modern
Law Business/Commercial/Economic/Industrial
Law Civil
Law Employment/Labour
Law Intellectual Property/Copyright
Law/Legal Studies
Linguistics/Translation
Literature, Comparative
Logistics
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Science
Mathematics
Medicine, Palliative
Meteorology
Microbiology/Medical Microbiology
Mobile Communications/Telecommunications
Multimedia
Music
Music Technology
Neuroscience
Nursing/Midwifery
Oceanography/Oceanic Sciences
Palaeontology/Palaeobiology
Philosophy
Physical Education/Sports Science
Physics
Physiology
Politics/Political Science/Government
Popular Culture
Product Design and Technology
Project Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Sector Management
Religion/Theology
Robotics
Social Policy
Social Work/Studies
Sociology
Spanish/Hispanic/Latin American Studies
Statistics/Actuarial Science
Sustainable Development
Teacher Training
United States Studies
Visual Arts
Youth and Community Development
Zoology

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