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Open University in Scotland

The Open University (OU) is Scotland’s leading provider of part time education in Scotland. Over 76% of OU students are in full or part time work while they study and many combine both with other commitments. 

Courses are taught by supported open learning:

Courses and students

You can take individual modules or work towards one of over 180 qualifications on offer. These range from certificates and diplomas to degrees and postgraduate awards.

The wide range of subjects includes: 
Arts and Humanities
Business and Management
Biology
Chemistry
Combined Studies
Computing and IT
Counselling
Creative Writing
Design
Early Years
Economics
Education
Engineering
English
Environment
Geography
Health and Social Care
Health and Wellbeing
Health Sciences
History
International Studies
Languages
Law
Mathematics
Mental Health
Music
Nursing and Healthcare
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Science
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sport and Fitness
Statistics

The OU in Scotland has a partnership agreement with a number of Scotland’s colleges. The university has the advantage of being able to offer articulation routes for HN students into degrees.

The OU in Scotland has over 18,000 students supported by 477 associate lecturers. Almost a quarter of these students live in rural areas. The average age of students is 27 years old. Over half of all part time undergraduate students in Scotland are OU students.

Facilities and Services

OU students have access to an extensive online library 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well as support services. Staff are also available for students to contact for support by phone or email. Most of the undergraduate modules require you to attend tutorial groups. These groups consist of around 20 students, and are usually held in colleges and universities across the country.

Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display

Photography

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Contact Details

Drumsheugh Gardens
Edinburgh
EH3 7QJ

0131 226 3851
scotland@open.ac.uk
www.open.ac.uk/scotland
@OUScotland
www.facebook.com/OpenUniversityinScotland