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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.

French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Mandarin), English spoken throughout the countries of the world

Languages and Applied Linguistics

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

Professor Mary Kellett, Executive Dean

"Our aspiration is to transform society through life changing learning. Cutting edge pedagogy, underpinned by excellent research has enabled us to become one of the UK’s largest and most innovative providers of higher education in wellbeing, education and language studies. We use this expertise in our work with collaborative partners in the UK and across the world."

Professor Mary Kellett, 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



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All in the Mind - Radio 4

The OU/Radio 4 series "All in the Mind" returns with a new 8-part series starting Tuesday 25th October. Produced with support from our faculty, the programmes are broadcast each Tuesday at 21.00 with a repeat on the following day, Wednesday, at 15.30.

26th October 2016
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Oct 27

CREET Postgraduate Research Open Day

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 10:00 to 15:00

Milton Keynes Campus

Nov 25

Sexual health research and practice symposium

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:00 to 18:00

The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden, London NW1 8NP

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