Registering for a qualification
It takes just 4 simple steps
Begin the process to secure your place. Here's how easy it is.
1. Register now
You'll need to: Decide on a subject area
e.g. Arts and Humanities
Choose a qualification
e.g. BA (Hons) English Literature
Choose your pathway
e.g. Creative Writing pathway
Made your choices? Register online or call +44(0)845 300 60 90.
Don't worry, you don't need to pay anything at this stage - there's plenty of time to consider the options before you have to decide (at step 3).
As soon as you have made your choice
you'll get an email to confirm you've registered. This contains your login to enable you to move to step 2.
2. Choose your first module(s)
Review the modules in your pathway. Some are compulsory, some are optional.
We'll give you all the help you need to make up your mind. There is a range of tools available to help you choose your module online or you could talk to a member of our knowledgeable Student Services team on
+44 (0)845 300 60 90.
We'll ask you to tell us how you intend to fund your studies at this stage, but you don't need to make a payment at this point. Once again,
you'll get an email to confirm the choice you have made.
3. Sort out your funding
Decide how to fund your study by reading about your options. You'll find more information to help you make this decision when you
read Ways to pay for a qualification.
4. Complete your enrolment
Finally, we'll need some more personal details, your payment method, or student loan customer reference number (if you live in England).
You can do this online or by calling us on +44(0)845 300 60 90.
...and then you're done. Your registration is complete and you're officially an OU student!
Ready to take step 1?
To find out how much it costs to study for a qualification, look at the individual qualification descriptions.
Find out about the types of
qualifications we offer.
Or look at the subjects we offer:
Accounting and Finance
Arts and Humanities
Business and Management
Business Management Studies
Computing and IT
Children and Young People
Childhood and Youth
Childhood and Youth Studies
Design and Innovation
Environment, Development and International Studies
Educational Technology and Practice
Engineering, Technology and Design
Global Development Management
History of Art
Health and Social Care
Literature and Creative Writing
Mathematics and Statistics
Professional Development in Education
Physics and Astronomy
Psychology and Counselling
Sport and Fitness
Working with Young People