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The Open University is now open for applications for courses starting in October 2021

The Open University’s been pioneering distance learning for over 50 years, and can offer students taking their next steps after HNC or HND the opportunity to progress on to a degree that builds on college qualifications and lets you study at a pace and place that suits you. Studying with the OU is flexible and supportive, guided by expert tutors every step of the way. We?ll give you all the essential course resources and materials you need and our dedicated student support team is always there to help you if you need advice.

Find out more about flexible study with the OU:

We offer degree programmes in Arts and Humanities, Business and Management, Computing and ICT, Childhood and Youth Studies, Education, Engineering and Technology, Environment, Health and Social Care, Languages, Mathematics and Statistics, Psychology, Science, Social Sciences and many more subject areas. Our unique Open Degree programme also allows students the freedom to choose from a variety of modules across different subject areas and design a qualification that reflects your interests and aspirations.

Find out more about our degree programmes: open qualifications:

Open University Undergraduate Prospectus 2021-2022

We recognise the value of your college qualification, and students who have completed a HNC or HND, or other qualifications at SCQF Level 7 or above, can apply totransfer credit to an Open University degree. We award up to 120 credits for a HNC and up to 240 credits for a HND, reducing the amount of time it will take to complete your OU degree. You can even apply to transfer credit from incomplete college qualifications if you have passed individual units.

Find out more about Credit Transfer:

Open University Credit Transfer and Funding Guide

Students with a personal income of under £25,000 can usually study for free with the OU using the SAAS Part Time Fee Grant scheme. You also don?t need to stop working while you study with us – around 75% of our students are in full or part time work while studying.

Find out more about Part Time Fee Grants for students living in Scotland

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