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    Just out of interest... do you know of anybody who have successfully gone from doing an Open university degree to being accepted at Oxford? Is this possible? As I recall Oxford does say they accept mature students with varied backgrounds including those who have studied an OU degree, but they don't go into anymore detail. Would it be more advantageous to pad up your application with an A-level or two?

    I know one girl on these forums got in to read PPE but her acceptance really had little to do with her OU course since she already had the required 3A's...
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    When I was at Cambrdige, I had a lectuer who did his undergraduate degree with the OU and then went on to study at both Oxford and Cambridge.
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    Just out of interest... do you know of anybody who have successfully gone from doing an Open university degree to being accepted at Oxford? Is this possible? As I recall Oxford does say they accept mature students with varied backgrounds including those who have studied an OU degree, but they don't go into anymore detail. Would it be more advantageous to pad up your application with an A-level or two?

    I know one girl on these forums got in to read PPE but her acceptance really had little to do with her OU course since she already had the required 3A's...
    The Open University is usually considered like a serious degree if you graduate with good honours. I would imagine that with first class honours you would stand a chance of getting an interview but then its up to you to shine in the interview.
    However are you thinking undergraduate? In that case they might want A-levels anyway. You should probably phone them up (probably one of the mature student colleges like Harris Manchester)
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    Many people have great respect for OU degrees as they often show a dedication to the course in a way most full time students wouldnt be able to. People studying in their spare time whilst potentially holding down a job or something else, demonstrate some great qualities, especially determination and drive, two things that will go far in applying to Oxford. If this is you then I wish you all the best of luck.
 
 
 
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