The Open University Northern Ireland

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The Open University Northern Ireland

The Open University Northern Ireland, “Welcome to The Open University in Northern Ireland. I hope that this website gives you a deep insight to what we do and how we provide excellent higher education to a diverse range of students across Northern Ireland.”

—John D’Arcy, National Director

What we do

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.


  • 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

Widening Access

We work with employers, community groups and other partners to ensure higher education opportunities to individuals from across Northern Ireland.

Raising awareness

We are committed to raising the profile of part-time higher education and the needs of part-time students by engaging with the Northern Ireland Assembly and government departments.

Contact us

For general enquiries or to contact reception, call +44 (0) 2890 245025 or email

110 Victoria Street

We are open between 08:30 and 17:00 Monday to Friday.

You can drop in to speak to a member of our Recruitment Team between 09:30 and 16:30 Monday to Friday.

If you want to visit our office you can find us here.