Open University

Milton Keynes | South East England

Ucas code: O11

Offering quality, value and flexibility, the Open University is a world leader in modern distance learning, pioneering teaching and learning methods which enable people to achieve their career and life goals by studying at times and in places to suit them. The OU is the biggest UK university with more than 250,000 students, 71% working full or part-time during their studies.

We list 33 full-time OU courses, but there are many other options - visit the OU website for full details.
Source:Open University Students' Association

What students say about this university

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.
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Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 85% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

209,705

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

93%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

100%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

60%

of students are female

Young / Mature

92%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

0%

of students here are from outside the UK

University images

  • Graduation Ceremony

    Graduation Ceremony

  • Walton Hall and Jennie Lee Buildings, Milton Keynes Campus

    Walton Hall and Jennie Lee Buildings, Milton Keynes Campus

  • Berrill Cafe, Milton Keynes

    Berrill Cafe, Milton Keynes

  • Digilab

    Digilab

  • Library

    Library

  • Open University Student

    Open University Student

League table rankings

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This institution doesn’t feature in any of the three main league tables, most likely because it’s small or specialist and there isn’t enough data to create a ranking. In a small number of cases some universities have opted out appearing in certain league tables.

Where it's located

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