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About the Open University

Established in 1969, the Open University has awarded more than 90,000 postgraduate qualifications, including more than 43,000 masters degrees. Postgraduate programmes are offered in Arts and humanities, Business and management, Computing, Education, Engineering, Design, Mathematics and Science.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

96% Part Time
4% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

112,660 Undergraduate
8,125 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018


School leavers


Mature students

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