OUseful Course Search Tool

The OUseful course search tool allows you to search a mySQL database to identify a course code and course title from the following search terms:

DISCLAIMER: The information provided is not endorsed by the Open University and is not necessarily correct, although we do aim to keep the information current.


Format of OUseful Course Search Tool Queries

Searches are made by providing Key/Value pairs to the search page:

Faculty Identifier
Arts and Humanities
A
Social Science
D
Maths and Computing
M
Science
S
Technology
T

Example queries and outputs are shown below for HTML and RSS output, RSS preview and Javascript insertion from an RSS output. If you have trouble viewing the RSS feeds directly, right click on the link and save the output to a file, then inspect the file in a text editor.

OUseful Course Search Web Service

The web service can be called through a web page that uses a similar syntax:


Example Course Information by Course Code

Courses relating to '171': HTML Table, RSS

Example Course Information by Faculty

Technology Courses: HTML Table, RSS

Example Course Information by Level

Level 3 Courses: HTML Table

Example Course Information by Keyword in Course Title

Courses with 'intelligence' in the Title: HTML Table, RSS

Example Course Information by Faculty and Level

Arts Level 2 Courses: HTML Table, RSS

Example Course Information by Faculty and Keyword in Course Title

Science Courses about Evolution: HTML Table, RSS

Example Course Information by Keyword in Course Title and Level

Level 3 Courses on Politics: HTML Table, RSS

Example Course Information by Faculty, Level and Keyword in Title

Technology Level 3 Courses with 'Technology' in the title: HTML Table, RSS

Additional information

All residential courses: HTML Table, RSS

Level 2 Technology residential courses: HTML Table, RSS

Example RSSView on supplied URL

Technology Faculty courses: try it

Courses containing keyword 'history': try it

Embedded RSSView