Enabling people to change their lives through learning, across Ireland.
The only university in Ireland dedicated to distance learning, we are open to people, places, methods and ideas. With students in every county on the island, The Open University has brought learning directly to people where the live and work. We promote educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality, university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential. We are here to help individuals, local business, the community and the economy of Ireland. In addition to certificates, degrees and postgraduate qualifications, The Open University has been an innovator in short, credit bearing courses called microcredentials. Our Open Learn free learning platform is currently used by 258,500 individuals across the island. We are proud to have an overall student satisfaction rating of 91% and to have had the highest rating among Northern Ireland providers for the last 17 years on the National Student Survey.