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MA/MSc Open

Open University · School of Access, Open and Cross-curricular Innovation

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Entry requirements

You'll typically require a bachelors degree or equivalent qualification relevant to your intended specialist area of study i.e. Art, Humanities and Languages (Study Area 1), Education, Psychology and Health Sciences (Study Area 2), Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Study Area 3) and Business, Finance, Human Resources and Law (Study Area 4). If you have alternative study/experience you feel is relevant to equip you for postgraduate study, you may still apply to the programme and this will be considered by the admissions team.

As you build up your qualification, any individual module entry requirements (including prescribed study order, pre-requisite study or access to a particular work setting etc.) will need to be separately met, where specified. Please refer to individual module entry requirements and descriptions to ensure that you are adequately prepared before starting to study for this qualification.

You will also need good computing skills and a level of proficiency in the English language that is adequate for study at postgraduate level.

Months of entry

February, May, October, November

Course content

This innovative masters degree allows you to create a personalised course of study across a range of academic disciplines. It's ideal if you’re interested in different subjects, and offers the flexibility to design your own personalised MA/MSc unique to you.
The programme will enable you to expand your discipline-related knowledge at masters level, gain broader subject-specific knowledge and pursue further professional development in areas that align with your employment needs and professional aspirations.

Information for international students

This qualification can be studied from anywhere in the world.

Fees and funding

For more information about fees and funding, please visit The Open University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA/MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

The Open University
0300 303 5303