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The largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning

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The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning.

Since it began in 1969, the OU has taught more than 1.8 million students and has almost 220,000 current students, including more than 15,000 overseas. The Open University is rated one of the best in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. The OU is one of only four UK universities to have consistently achieved more than 90% in the survey’s history. Over 70% of students are in full-time or part-time employment, and four out of five FTSE 100 companies have sponsored staff to take OU courses.

The UK’s latest Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2014) places The Open University in the top third of UK higher education institutions by ‘research power’ ranking. 72% of OU research submitted was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Regarded as Britain’s major e-learning institution, the OU is a world leader in developing technology to increase access to education on a global scale. Its vast ‘open content portfolio’ includes free study units on OpenLearn, which has had more than 26.7 million visits, and materials on iTunes U, which has recorded more than 60 million downloads. The OU has a 41 year partnership with the BBC which has moved from late-night lectures in the 1970s to prime-time programmes such as Frozen Planet, Bang Goes the Theory, James May’s Big Ideas and The Money Programme.

MOOCs

Micro-Credentials

A micro-credential is a certificate program that is made up of a series of related courses to develop a particular skill for professional development.

The Open University have partnered with FutureLearn to deliver the following micro-credentials:

Spanish for Beginners
The Open University
Learn Spanish online and discover the Spanish-speaking world with six free online Spanish courses, created by The Open University.

Management and Leadership, Personal Development
The Open University
Take your next step to becoming a Chartered Manager with this program of online courses from The Open University Business School

Management and Leadership, Essentials
The Open University
Take your first step to becoming a Chartered Manager with this flexible program of online courses from The Open University Business School and CMI.

Business Fundamentals
The Open University
Develop your communication, networking, relationship building and project management skills with this flexible program of online courses from The Open University Business School.

The Digital Economy
The Open University
Develop the business, management and marketing skills to thrive in the digital economy and take your first steps towards an MBA, with this flexible program of online courses from The Open University Business School.

Finance Fundamentals
The Open University
Develop your understanding of financial planning, budgeting, borrowing and investments with this flexible program of online courses from The Open University Business School.

Italian for Beginners
The Open University
This program of six free online Italian courses, created by The Open University, will help you develop your skills in Italian at a basic level, and introduce you to Italy and its language and culture.

Business and Finance Fundamentals
The Open University
Develop your fundamental business and finance skills, with the prospect of earning level 1 credit towards a Business Management BA

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MOOC Degrees

MOOC Degrees
3 Postgraduate Certificates
Delivered on
FutureLearn
Student Support
- Discussions with feedback from expert educators, virtual study groups
- Full access to the university library, online resources and support
Degree 1
Length
12 months
Tuition Fees
£4,285 (lower fees apply for UK and Republic of Ireland students)
Accredited by
UK quality assurance and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Degree 2
Length
12 months
Tuition Fees
£4,285 (lower fees apply for UK and Republic of Ireland students)
Accredited by
UK quality assurance and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Degree 3
Length
35 weeks
Tuition Fees
£3,590 (lower fees apply for UK and Republic of Ireland students)
Accredited by
UK quality assurance and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

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