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The Open University is Scotland's leading provider of part-time and distance university education, providing an extensive range of courses and qualifications - and because of its flexible study and part-time degrees, you don’t have to choose between a qualification and your job or family commitments! Every year The Open University in Scotland (OU) helps thousands of college students turn their existing HNC or HND into full degrees, and 70% of OU students combine their study with full-time or part-time work.

North East Scotland College is working with The Open University in Scotland (OU) to create flexible opportunities for students who wish to progress from their Higher National study to a part-time degree. The OU’s BA or BSc (Open) degree allows students to choose from a wide range of OU modules tailored to their personal and vocational needs. This allows students to either build on the subject areas studied in college or provides the flexibility to develop skills and knowledge in other subject areas.

Students with an HND can transfer up to 240 credits towards the OU’s 360 credit BA or BSc (Open) with Honours. Similarly, a student with an HNC can normally transfer between 90 and 120 credits towards the 300 credit BA or BSc (Open) or the 360 credit BA/BSc (Open) with Honours. Honours degrees in named subjects are also available and further information on credit transfer is available on request.

Visit the 'college routes' section of the OU website for further information on credit transfer at The Open University

Find out more about the OU's fees and funding options

The Open University run information sessions in a variety of locations throughout the year.

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The following courses at North East Scotland College can lead to further study at The Open University:

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The Open University

10 Drumsheugh Gardens

Edinburgh EH3 7QJ

Tel: 0131 226 3851


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