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Diploma of Higher Education Open, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Diploma of Higher Education Open at The Open University UK enables you to study any subjects you like, in any combination. So whether you decide to study a range of different subjects or specialise in one or two different subjects, you can build a qualification that's unique to you. 
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Key features of the Diploma of Higher Education Open at The Open University UK 

  • Design your own diploma to suit your personal and professional needs, interests and aspirations
  • Choose from a wide range of modules in any subject or focus your studies on one two specific subjects
  • Be able to demonstrate your adaptability to study different subjects
  • Easily change direction if your study interests change
  • Count credit from university-level studies you’ve already completed elsewhere

For your Diploma of Higher Education Open you can:

  • study a broad ranges of subjects; or
  • specialise in one subject for half of your diploma and study a broad range of subjects for the other; or
  • specialise in two subjects, dividing your time equally between both.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Time limit – 12 years

  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • An introduction to business and management 
  • An introduction to health and social care 
  • An introduction to law 
  • An introduction to retail management and marketing 
  • Andante: beginners' Italian
  • Beginners' Chinese
  • Bon départ: beginners' French

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification. However, you can choose to start your studies with either an optional Access module, or directly at Stage 1.
  • The Diploma of Higher Education Open begins with one of a range of introductory modules, which are all designed to build a solid foundation for further study. Although they’re introductory modules, having some basic skills before you begin can help you get the best from your studies. 
For the following subject areas, we offer online diagnostic tools to help you to decide if you’re ready, or if you could do with some extra preparation:
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Languages

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6024 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6024 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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