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OU study and your career

What area of study interests you?

Have a look at these subject areas to find starting points for your research into potential career opportunities. OU students can contact a careers adviser for advice on variations in entry and training requirements between England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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The Open Programme

Students who graduate from The Open Programme are able to choose from a wide range of careers, including many of those listed above, depending on what subjects they have studied.

Career planning outside the UK

If you are intending to develop your career outside the UK it is essential that you seek clarification as to whether your chosen study pathway will meet national and professional entry requirements in the country where you aim to work. See our general guidelines on recognition of OU qualifications outside the UK.

Getting into teaching

Are you considering a career in teaching? Access the video advice from our careers advisers (registered students only) and other information resources to explain what you need to know if you want to become a teacher.

Qualifications for your career

Choose the right OU qualification for your career.