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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, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

97% Part Time
3% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

108,160 Undergraduate
8,920 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019


School leavers


Mature students

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