The mission of DCU’s Open Education Unit is to assist our students in achieving their educational goals without the need to attend regular campus-based classes. As an Open Education student, you can study in your own time, at your own pace and whatever place is convenient to you.
Open Education has provided adults with flexible access to third level education for more than thirty years. Thousands of students have graduated with Dublin City University degrees through studying with Open Education in that time.
As Open Education courses consist of a series on individual modules, you can tailor your study workload to the time you have available and build up credits towards your degree over time.
Open Education provides attractive options to study on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Open Education undergraduate courses are open to anyone and, if you are over 23, you do not need a Leaving Certificate.
Open Education is part of DCU's new National Institute for Digital Learning.