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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.

The students featured in our videos are:

Ronan from Waterford and studying a BA Engineering

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

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

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

Bobby 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 Northern Ireland you can study with us – at a time and place that suits you.


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What is distance learning?

Distance learning is going to be different to the study you’ve done before – school, college, even university. But it’ll be similar in many ways as well.

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Fees and funding

In Northern Ireland we have a range of payment and financial support options to meet your individual needs and to help you meet your study goals.

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Meet our students

Read some of our amazing and inspirational students stories here.

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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 Open University provides support for students with a disability.  Find out more about the support available.

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Have a question about OU study? Check out our 'Frequently Asked Questions' link first.

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Contact Us

Get in touch regarding new student, postgraduate, employer and media enquiries.