Higher Education Open 

The Open University UK

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24 months
6192 GBP/year
6192 GBP/year
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The Diploma of Higher Education Open at The Open University UK  gives you the freedom to design your own qualification from a choice of subject areas. Whatever your reasons for studying, you’ll expand your knowledge, improve your skillset, and create a diploma individual to you.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key features of the Diploma of Higher Education Open at The Open University UK  

  • Tailor your qualification to suit your needs
  • Choose modules from a wide range of subject areas
  • Study that fits your evolving career ambitions or personal interests
  • Count previous university study towards your qualification

Career relevance

The flexibility of our Diploma of Higher Education Open makes it relevant to a wide range of careers and industries – many of which do not require qualifications to be subject-specific. This diploma can help you to develop in your existing employment, or open doors to a whole new career. Its flexibility particularly suits people with multi-faceted work roles; and anyone needing to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in their current job or future career path.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultures
  • Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century
  • Discovering mathematics
  • Discovering the arts and humanities
  • Economics in context
  • Engineering at work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




240 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

At current prices, the total cost of your qualification would be £12,384


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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