Open University

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About the institution

The Open University is the UK’s largest university and the only one dedicated to distance learning. Its headquarters are based in Milton Keynes. Most of the courses have no formal entry requirements, as the university believes the qualifications students have upon leaving are ‘the only ones that matter’. Students receive support from regionally based tutors and peer support online from students and alumni. Fees vary but most students take 60 credits a year for six years at £2,700 a year.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
150,837
Male UG students: 
40%
Female UG students: 
60%
Full-time students: 
0%
Under 21 on entry: 
8%
International: 
0%
Undergraduate: 
92%
Student-staff ratio: 
31.2
Average UCAS tariff: 
0.0

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 14%
2.1: 33%
2.2: 24%
Pass: 12%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

81%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
47%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
25,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment
UCAS code: 
O11
Student Registration and Enquiry Service PO Box 197 Milton Keynes Milton Keynes
Postcode: 
MK7 6BJ
Telephone number: 
0845 300 6090


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