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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.

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

 

News

Improving wellbeing through digital games

Dr Hannah R. Marson, Research Fellow in the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area, and organiser of the upcoming Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference, was interviewed by eldercare.org to discuss how research using digital games and associated technologies has been investigated in the area of health and wellbeing. Read the full article: Technology and Gaming for the Elderly: Improving Wellbeing.

20th November 2017
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Events

Mar 21

End of Life Care: Addressing the issues and meeting the challenges

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 09:30

The Hub Theatre, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

May 1

2nd Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 18:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

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