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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.

Schools

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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

 

News

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Child of our Time series on BBC One

A new 2-part OU/BBC series was shown on 3rd and 4th April. The series was commissioned for the University by OMIL, working with WELS Nominated Academics Tyrrell Golding, Dr Naomi Holford and Andy Rixon, and Media Fellow Fernando Rosell-Aquilar. In the year 2000 the BBC began filming the lives of 25 children born across the UK. As they turn 16, Professor Robert Winston and Professor Tanya Byron discover how they are being affected by huge changes in their brains and behaviour that could shape their lives forever.

27th March 2017
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Events

Jun 20

Death and Dying Seminar Series: Palliative Care in the 21st Century

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -

15:30 to 16:30

Chistodoulou Meeting Room 11, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Jul 18

Death and Dying Seminar Series: Death and the Moving Image

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 -

14:30 to 16:30

Library Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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