Commonwealth Open University
Review Averages: 8.3 out of 10
Accreditation: United Kingdom Commission for Consistent Learning
Country: British Virgin Islands
Commonwealth Open University Reviews:
MA in Criminology - July 19, 2015
I am so astonished by what is achieved by so many in the Commonwealth University. Part from the fact that the degrees are not recognized by any other University for further educstion, you must not allow this to put you off! Obtaining a P.HD in just six months should really be your aim. Who do you want to impress anyway? Other Universities - never. It is there to boggle the brains out of other family members only, who may never know any better, and voila! mission accomplished. I can recommend OCU to anybody. it is really as common as that.
Thank you for everything
MA International Relations - March 12, 2014
Studying with COU has been an exciting and wonderful experience. Thank you for everything.
Social Science/Psychology - November 7, 2013
An excellent experience. Professional, efficient and substantial in all regards. Not for everyone. For those with discipline, sincere motivation, COU offer the opportunity for success and rewards.
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Thank you to COU
PhD in Education - September 5, 2012
Studying with COU allowed me to adapt my Doctorate studies around my professional commitments, independently but with the right balance of support. Thank you to COU.
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Social Science/Psychology - August 7, 2012
I really appreciate the COU consistent and continuous demonstration of support, consideration and understanding. It is a battle to defend the positives of this visionary Institution, but we are doing it with courage. My experience has been extraordinary. Highly recommended.
3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
MSc in Public Relations - May 12, 2012
Accreditation is simply a validation process by which institutions of higher education are evaluated. The standards used to conduct these evaluations vary. During the 1990s, controversy arose over the accreditation of completely virtual universities like COU. This issue has not yet been settled. Some of us think that new standards are needed to properly evaluate distance education. The fact is that many distance education programs cross regional borders and are offered all over the world. New international standards and bona fide agencies are needed in order to evaluate these virtual schools. Just because an institution is accredited does not mean that you are guaranteed a high quality education. Even if two institutions are accredited they may not allow you to transfer credit from one to the other. You should avoid an accredited or unaccredited institution that grants degrees without ensuring students are properly qualified. It is necessary to work a lot in order to get a COU degree.
3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A fine option....
Social Science/Psychology - May 5, 2012
This was an excellent experience, with many rewards. The process start to finish was efficient, professional and a great value for doctoral students with work their program or transfer credits. This is a fine option and opportunity for informed, motivated students that require flexibility not offered elsewhere.
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Thanks to all of you at COU.
BSc in Life Sciences - April 5, 2012
They gave me the opportunity for studying Biology and Life Sciences at my own study pace. Thanks to the staff and faculty of COU. I appreciate very much your effort and understanding.
5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Social Science/Psychology - May 3, 2011
I have pursued other programs at other schools and I can say that the best approach to distance education is provided by Commonwealth Open University.
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Very high value
MA in International Relations - October 27, 2010
I have learnt very much and would hope that I can share my knowledge in a valuable way with others and in particular the international community. I attach very high value to the knowledge gained.
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