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Open University

Studying with the Open University

OU Courses available through SHCC. Learn more about the kinds of courses made available through SHCC’s partnership with the Open University.

 

Honours degrees (Bachelors)
360 credits – 3 years full time; about 6 years part-time

  • Internationally respected, universally understood.
  • An essential requirement for many high-level jobs.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of your subject – and the tools to investigate, think critically, form reasoned arguments, solve problems and communicate effectively in new contexts.
  • Progress to higher level study, such as a postgraduate diploma or masters degree.

 

Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
240 credits – 2 years full time; about 4 years part-time

  • Widely-recognised qualification.
  • Equivalent to the first two thirds of an honours degree.
  • Enhance your professional and technical skills or extend your knowledge and understanding of a subject.
  • Study for interest or career development.
  • Easy to top up to a full honours degree.

 

Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
120 credits – 1 year full time; about 2 years part-time

  • Widely-recognised qualification.
  • Equivalent to the first third of an honours degree.
  • Study for interest or career development.
  • Shows that you can study successfully at university level.
  • Count it towards further qualifications such as a foundation degree, DipHE or honours degree.

 

Open University certificates
60 credits (generally) – 3 years full time; typically one year part-time study

  • Qualification unique to The Open University.
  • Focus on a particular profession or subject area.
  • Study for interest or career development.
  • A wide range of subjects and levels.

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