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Registration as a Student

Whether you are new to OU study or are a continuing student, these documents form part of your registration for any study that starts between 1st August 2018 and 31st July 2019.

This applies to you if:

  • You are registering for study with The Open University for the first time
  • You have studied with us before and you are now continuing your studies
  • You are coming back and are registering to study something else

What are you registering to study?

Module/Qualification

These policies apply to you if you are studying a module/s either as a standalone course or as part of a qualification or an integrated masters degree.

Short Course

These policies apply to you if you are studying a non-credit bearing module from our Short Course Prospectus.

Research Degree

These policies apply to you if you are studying for an Open University research degree. This will be either a PhD, an MPhil, an EdD or an MRes.

If you are looking for policies from previous years then please select the relevant link above as each policy page holds all previous document versions where applicable. Further policies can be found at Student Policies & Regulations.