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Old 7th August 2019, 08:33 PM
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So no longer really an "Open" University - just retained the name.
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If, like most OU students, you study part time at a rate of 60 credits a year, you'll take six years to complete an honours degree.
Our current fee for 60 credits is 3,012*.
Our current fee for 120 credits which is equivalent to a year's full-time study is 6,024*.
At current prices, the total cost of your qualification would be 18,072*
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Re the 18072 for a degree, the traditional UK universities now charge UK students approx 9500 per year so a degree would cost 28500 in tuition fees alone plus all textbooks required. One of the things I verified before taking on my OU study was the necessity to read additional texts, to which the answer was " maybe 2 a year, no more" so savings there too.

In addition an OU student gets the opportunity to hold down, if they want, a full time job, which a "traditional" student doesn't because of the requirement to attend tutorials during the working day.

As to the OU turning away from its original emphasis on opportunities for the less well qualified I'm not sure that's true. One of the ways I have always used to justify my unusual spending is to use the "contrast this amount against smoking 20 cigarettes a day in the UK". If it's less I pay no attention to those who gripe because, as I do not smoke I have that money available to spend how I like, not as others think appropriate.
Currently the average UK packet of 20 is 10.80 multiply that by 365 and you have 3942. So the smoker who is a prospective student reduces their smoking to 5 a day and pays the balance of their money to the OU. Seems like a win, win to me: healthier and better educated person.

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