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Best Degrees Offered by the Open University

Published: February 2, 2017

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The classroom for Open University students is anything from a coffee shop to your bedroom, and all you need is your computer. Photo cred: Craig Garner. Source: Unsplash

Do you know what the biggest university in the UK is? The answer may come as a surprise – The Open University. What IS the Open University, you may ask? It’s the largest provider of higher education qualifications in the country, serving almost 180,000 part- and full-time students nationwide. The Open University offers 180 different distance-learning qualifications to choose from. With such a plethora of programs, it can be tricky choosing the right one. We’ve therefore compiled a list of their best programs, to help you navigate the jungle of distance-learning offerings.

BA (Honours) Business Management
Are you longning for the freedom of self-employment? With the Open University’s part-time BA Business Management degree, you can train yourself in the most essential business practices while working a full- or part-time job – thus simultaneously raising capital for your future venture.

BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Design
Do you have an idea for an app or a website, but lack the skills needed to realize your vision? This distance-learning program will teach you all the necessary skills to get started – all you need is a computer. Build full-stack capabilities by combining the traditional Computing and IT degree with Design classes. Become the next hi-tech whizz from your bedroom desk.

BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities (Creative Writing)
Do you have an idea for the next Harry Potter or Twilight series but don’t trust your own writing abilities? The Open University’s BA Arts and Humanities degree with focus on Creative Writing is the perfect way to refine your writing skills in your free time.

BSc (Honours) Sport, Fitness and Coaching
Are you into fitness and health sciences? Open University’s BSc in Sport, Fitness and Coaching will give you the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career as a personal trainer, nutrition specialist or perhaps weight loss coach. If you’re dreaming of helping people achieve physical wellness, then this program is the perfect pastime for you.

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