Open University or Open College of the Arts (OCA)?

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New here, 35 years young

Cutting a very long story short, I was unable to attend college/university 20 years ago due to severe health issues. This has, quite obviously, caused me to fall behind with career choices and opportunities.

With my health on the mend (but by no means perfect), I’ve fancied distance learning for nearly a year now, and found two BA options that I’m stuck between - English Language & Creative Writing with Open University or Creative Writing with OCA (University for the Creative Arts).

I think I’m torn between the two due to the reputation either one may have, which one would be more beneficial and respected in the long run, which institution would have better course materials and so on... What’s also making this decision difficult is both universities seem to have mixed reviews regarding quality materials and tutor support. Neither one seems to come out on top as being the obvious choice. AND - they both sound interesting to me!

I would be looking to study full time, with an aim to complete the degree in 3 years - OCA May take 4 years. Anybody have any experience with either of these uni’s? Specifically the distance learning aspect if we’re talking about UCA (OCA)? Any advice is appreciated
Last edited by Elisek84; 1 year ago
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Report 3 months ago
hi everyone ive just applied to OCA ang got an email saying my order was confirmed? However in the feed paid section it says ive paid £0.00? im really confused is this normal and if so does it mean I've paid or do i do that later. thanks
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The OU is far more reputable and very good at what they do. I've never even heard of the OCA.

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