The Open University Ireland

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The Open University Ireland

The Open University Ireland, The UK’s Open University (OU) changes lives in Ireland. In fact, Ireland is home to more OU students than any other country, outside of Britain. So, whether you want to develop your career to a senior level, research a subject or become a specialist in your field, The Open University offers an impressive range of world-class programmes that are taught in English and can fit around your other commitments.

The Open University offers a route into higher education for anyone with a desire to learn. There are no entry requirements to study with us – it’s the qualifications you leave us with that count.

Local support

If you want to get ahead at work, our widely respected, world class distance learning qualifications, can take you there.

  • 10 study centres nationwide
  • Over 5,000 students and 250 qualifications
  • 279 tutors across Ireland
  • Qualifications aligned to the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland
  • Local advisers at our centre in Dublin on hand to help

Courses and Qualifications

The Open University specialises in providing high quality distance learning at undergraduate and postgraduate level. There are over 2000 people studying with us in every corner of Ireland; most of whom are looking to upskill and increase their career prospects. In fact, 82% of our students are combining their studies with work.

Open University courses are perfect if you want to progress further in your current job, or if you need a qualification to help you get that job of your dreams.

We offer a wide variety of courses across a broad range of subjects. Take a look at our subject areas below and find out more about what it is like to study with The Open University. This could be the first step that you take in changing your life.

Browse our courses by subject

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business & Management
  • Computing & IT
  • Design
  • Education, Childhood & Youth
  • Engineering
  • Environment & Development
  • Health & Social Care
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Medical Sciences
  • Nursing & Healthcare Practice
  • Psychology & Counselling
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology