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We’ve been the experts in distance learning for over 50 years, allowing you to fit study around your life. Our world-leading teaching strategies and educational technologies mean you’ll get an immersive and interactive learning experience with support from dedicated tutors every step of the way.

Whatever future you’re looking for, your possibilities are open.

What our students say

Making that decision to study a degree can be a big one, so here is some experiences and advice from a few of our OU students.


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Ronan is from Waterford and studying a BA Engineering

Ninah is from Antrim and studying an Open degree and has completed two UG Business modules

Colm is from Dublin but living in Budapest and is working towards a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). View Colm’s Open Diaries video here

Laura is from Limerick and is working towards a BA (Honours) Criminology and Sociology.

Bobby is from Belfast and is working towards a BSc (Honours) Combined STEM and to date has completed modules in Business and Sports and Fitness. Read Bobby’s story here.


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Courses and Qualifications

No matter where you live in Ireland you can study with us – at a time and place that suits you.

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Why the OU?

Learn why so many people choose to study with us?

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We have a range of payment options to meet your individual needs and to help you meet your study goals – whether you’re studying a single module or working towards a qualification.

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Meet our students

The Open University provides supported open learning to students across the length and breadth of the country.

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Free online learning

We make Open University teaching and learning resources available free of charge to anyone with access to the internet, no matter where in the world they live.

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Request a prospectus

Our prospectuses explore the subject areas, help you choose your course and understand what it's like to be an OU student.

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Disability Support

The OU strives to make all aspects of study accessible to everyone.

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