Open University Computing and Communications Department
Welcome to Computing and Communications at the Open University
Head of Department: Dr Mark Woodroffe
We are a large, thriving department with an active research programme and a deep commitment to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In keeping with the Open University's position as the world leader in distance education, we see the Department's development in the context of international excellence in research and teaching using Supported Open Learning and Distance Teaching techniques.
The Computing and Communications Department is part of the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, and comprises over 42 central academic members of staff and 10 academic staff based at regional centres around the UK. It is also home for a number of research fellows, visiting researchers and both full-time and part-time research students.
The main interests for both teaching and research currently lie in the areas of software engineering, human-computer interaction, intelligent systems, and informatics education and computational linguistics.
The Open University is more than just a place of learning - it is a community. As members of the community we have responsibilities to each other, responsibilities which, if we all meet them, will allow our student members to achieve their full potential. You can read more about how we work with you on the University's Student Charter website.
Cost of study - England
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