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Location Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, GB, Milton Keynes United Kingdom
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Ranking

# 451-500

QS WUR Ranking By Subject
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8

Undergraduate programs
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3

Postgraduate programs
The Open University (OU) is the United Kingdom's only university dedicated to distance learning. For most courses there are no previous qualifications required to study, you have to be aged 18 when your course starts but there is no upper age limit.We have around 150,000 undergraduate and more than 30,000 postgraduate students. 10,000 of our students have disabilities. The Open University's style of teaching is called supported open learning. Nearly all students are studying part-time. About 70 per cent of undergraduate students are in full-time employment. More than 50,000 students are sponsored by their employers for their studies.11,000 people are currently studying for OU Higher Degrees. Most OU courses are available throughout Europe. Some of them are available in many other parts of the world. More than 25,000 OU students live outside the UK.The Open University is open to people, places, methods and ideas.It promotes educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realize their ambitions and fulfill their potential.Through academic research, pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnership it seeks to be a world leader in the design, content and delivery of supported open and distance learning.The University itself is ranked among the top UK universities for the quality of its teaching. A third of our UK undergraduate students have entry qualifications lower than those normally demanded by other UK universities.
The Open University (OU) is the United Kingdom's only university dedicated to distance learning. For most courses there are no previous qualifications required to study, you have to be aged 18 when your course starts but there is no upper age limit.We have around 150,000 undergraduate and more than 30,000 postgraduate students. 10,000 of our students have disabilities. The Open University's style of teaching is called supported open learning. Nearly all students are studying part-time. About 70 per cent of undergraduate students are in full-time employment. More than 50,000 students are sponsored by their employers for their studies.11,000 people are currently studying for OU Higher Degrees. Most OU courses are available throughout Europe. Some of them are available in many other parts of the world. More than 25,000 OU students live outside the UK.The Open University is open to people, places, methods and ideas.It promotes educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realize their ambitions and fulfill their potential.Through academic research, pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnership it seeks to be a world leader in the design, content and delivery of supported open and distance learning.The University itself is ranked among the top UK universities for the quality of its teaching. A third of our UK undergraduate students have entry qualifications lower than those normally demanded by other UK universities.

Rankings & ratings

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2013
    #51-100
  • 2013
    #101-150
  • 2013
    #151-200
  • 2013
    #51-100
  • 2013
    #151-200
  • 2013
    #101-150
  • 2014
    #51-100
  • 2014
    #48
  • 2014
    #101-150
  • 2015
    #201-250
  • 2015
    #51-100
  • 2015
    #101-150
  • 2015
    #51-100
  • 2015
    #151-200
  • 2015
    #301-400
  • 2015
    #101-150
  • 2016
    #51-100
  • 2016
    #46
  • 2016
    #101-150
  • 2016
    #401-500
  • 2016
    #151-200
  • 2016
    #201-250
  • 2017
    #101-150
  • 2017
    #=360
  • 2017
    #=368
  • 2017
    #51-100
  • 2017
    #51-100
  • 2017
    #201-250
  • 2017
    #351-400
  • 2017
    #201-250
  • 2017
    #151-200
  • 2017
    #151-200
  • 2017
    #201-250
  • 2018
    #151-200
  • 2018
    #=396
  • 2018
    #=386
  • 2018
    #101-150
  • 2018
    #201-250
  • 2018
    #201-250
  • 2018
    #201-250
  • 2018
    #51-100
  • 2018
    #51-100
  • 2018
    #351-400
  • 2018
    #151-200
  • 2019
    #151-200
  • 2019
    #401-450
  • 2019
    #=345
  • 2019
    #201-250
  • 2019
    #201-250
  • 2019
    #101-150
  • 2019
    #=48
  • 2019
    #201-250
  • 2019
    #51-100
  • 2019
    #51-100
  • 2019
    #351-400
  • 2019
    #451-500
  • 2020
    #51-100
  • 2020
    #451-500
  • 2020
    #392
  • 2020
    #201-250
  • 2020
    #151-200
  • 2020
    #151-200
  • 2020
    #251-300
  • 2020
    #351-400
  • 2021
    #201-250
  • 2021
    #251-300
  • 2021
    #401-450
  • 2021
    #201-250
  • 2021
    #401-450
  • 2021
    #101-150
  • 2021
    #151-200
  • 2022
    #501-550
  • 2022
    #151-200
  • 2022
    #201-250
  • 2022
    #451-500

Ranking criteria

59.2
Academic Reputation
51.1
Employer Reputation
81.6
Citations per Paper
66.3
H-index Citations
22.1
International Research Network

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The Open University (OU) is the United Kingdom's only university dedicated to distance learning. For most courses there are no previous qualifications required to study, you have to be aged 18 when your course starts but there is no upper age limit.We have around 150,000 undergraduate and more than 30,000 postgraduate students. 10,000 of our students have disabilities. The Open University's style of teaching is called supported open learning. Nearly all students are studying part-time. About 70 per cent of undergraduate students are in full-time employment. More than 50,000 students are sponsored by their employers for their studies.11,000 people are currently studying for OU Higher Degrees. Most OU courses are available throughout Europe. Some of them are available in many other parts of the world. More than 25,000 OU students live outside the UK.The Open University is open to people, places, methods and ideas.It promotes educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realize their ambitions and fulfill their potential.Through academic research, pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnership it seeks to be a world leader in the design, content and delivery of supported open and distance learning.The University itself is ranked among the top UK universities for the quality of its teaching. A third of our UK undergraduate students have entry qualifications lower than those normally demanded by other UK universities.

The Open University (OU) is the United Kingdom's only university dedicated to distance learning. For most courses there are no previous qualifications required to study, you have to be aged 18 when your course starts but there is no upper age limit.We have around 150,000 undergraduate and more than 30,000 postgraduate students. 10,000 of our students have disabilities. The Open University's style of teaching is called supported open learning. Nearly all students are studying part-time. About 70 per cent of undergraduate students are in full-time employment. More than 50,000 students are sponsored by their employers for their studies.11,000 people are currently studying for OU Higher Degrees. Most OU courses are available throughout Europe. Some of them are available in many other parts of the world. More than 25,000 OU students live outside the UK.The Open University is open to people, places, methods and ideas.It promotes educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realize their ambitions and fulfill their potential.Through academic research, pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnership it seeks to be a world leader in the design, content and delivery of supported open and distance learning.The University itself is ranked among the top UK universities for the quality of its teaching. A third of our UK undergraduate students have entry qualifications lower than those normally demanded by other UK universities.

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