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Online degrees

The Open University's range of online degrees allow you to learn a subject in depth, have the flexibility to fit your studies around your working life, enjoy top class teaching and benefit from the convenience that comes with studying online.

For most of our undergraduate online degree courses you don't need any previous qualifications.

Online Degrees | The Open University

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Bachelor degrees

The Open University offers numerous Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree programmes.

These popular degrees encompass a range of disciplines, from English language and history to philosophy and psychology, enabling you to deepen your understanding of arts and humanities. 

BA degrees are offered across different faculties. See individual course descriptions for details.

Masters degrees

A Master of Arts degree (MA) is a respected postgraduate qualification.

The Open University offers Master of Arts degrees across the areas of Arts and Humanities, Childhood and Youth, and Education.

The Arts Faculty's research is world recognised, with excellent results in the most recent research assessments. Our Music research is ranked first in the UK, and Art History, Classical Studies, English and History also rank highly.

Degree subjects


Diplomas of higher education (DipHEs) are undergraduate qualifications equivalent to two-thirds of an honours degree. They focus on a particular job, profession or academic study, and are designed to improve your professional or technical skills, or your knowledge and understanding of a particular subject. A DipHE also shows that you're capable of extended study at university level.


Short courses

To view the full range of degrees and courses in your country, see all available courses.


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