The Open University was established by Royal Charter on 23 April 1969 and celebrated its 50th birthday in 2019. We are the leading university for flexible, innovative teaching and world-leading research in the United Kingdom and in 157 countries worldwide.
Uniquely placed to understand the needs of part-time students, combining their learning while earning, our innovative, award-winning distance teaching credentials have seen over 2 million students receive an education, otherwise denied to them at campus-based universities. Interested in seeing more? Take a look at our prospectuses.