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Welcome to the Faculty

Our faculty offers 67 qualifications and 135 modules; currently being studied by 35,943 students

Whether you are looking for a first qualification or are already on your chosen path and would like to go further, or you’re an employer looking for a different way to develop your staff, we can help you make that transformation.

Organised as three schools, the Faculty works across a range of disciplines including education, childhood and youth, health and social care, youth work, social work, languages and applied linguistics, nursing, and sport and fitness. We have an innovative approach to teaching and learning, develop collaborative partnerships with employers and other institutions, and engage in cutting edge, action oriented and internationally recognised research.

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Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport

We enhance the lives of millions of people throughout the world as we advance The Open University’s mission of social justice and social mobility for the 21st Century.

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Health, Wellbeing and Social Care

We transform lives through health and social care education and have a strong track record in applied health and social care research.

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Languages and Applied Linguistics

Our vision is to be an internationally recognised leader in key areas of teaching and researching language, communication and cultures.

Dr Sally Hayes

Our aspiration is to deliver the Open University’s social mission and transform society through life changing learning. Being at the forefront of innovation underpinned by excellent research and cutting edge pedagogy, we are one of the UK’s largest and most impactful providers of higher education in wellbeing, education and language studies. We use this expertise in our work with students, employers and collaborative partners in the UK and across the world to change lives.

Dr Sally Hayes, Acting Executive Dean
 
Emma Morris

I’d like to be a teacher one day but I also felt an OU course would help me build knowledge that I could apply to my current role. My degree has helped me to understand the children I work with better, and helped me to understand Teaching and Learning as a whole.

Read more Emma Morris, Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

 

News

Jenny Simpson

Learning from people: the training method bringing service users and social workers together

Jenny Simpson, Head of Social Work (England), as well as students and staff at the OU are involved in an exciting development in relation to social work education. Mend the Gap is a model for the effective involvement of people who are at the receiving end of services, together with those who provide professional support. Read more about Mend the Gap here

18th April 2018
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Events

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Social History of Learning Disability Conference 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:00 to Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 16:30

The Open University, Milton Keynes

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