The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality online degrees and distance learning or sometimes refered to as e learning; serving students across the globe with highly respected degree qualifications, and the triple accredited MBA.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • The OUs range of learning techniques provide flexible learning like no other university.
  • OU's innovative teaching methods and materials give you the flexibility you need.
  • Around 50 academic and research staff research and teach a variety of topics in diverse fields.



We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand the science behind the important issues that feature in the news? Whether you’re keen to study a specific area of science, or you’re not yet sure where your interests lie, take a look at our range of Science degrees and see how The Open University can take your scientific mind forward to new heights.

The depth and breadth of our science programmes attract over 15,000 students every year, and you’ll benefit from the highest quality teaching, fed by our active involvement in international research programmes.


If you're interested in the science behind our health; from what we can do as inidividuals to stay healthy, to global health issues such as epidemics and the spread of diseases, studying Health Sciences is for you. The BSc (Hons) Health Sciences is relevant to careers in a wide variety of healthcare and other settings, including biomedical research, diagnostic servies, health promotiuon and health therapy.

The Open University's Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems (part of the Faculty of Science) has an international reputation for research and innovative distance teaching.


  • A degree highly valued by employers
  • 80% of the UK's top companies send their staff to The OU

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Business & Management (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Science!


Student services

  • Online support like no other university
  • Consistently ranked in the top 5 for student satisfaction.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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