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So you've written your novel, what now?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Oct 2014
Literary agent Joanna Swainson shares her top five tips for hooking an agent. 

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Updated 29 Oct 2014
Inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books, we have produced a collection of free eBooks for you to download and enjoy.

Outside the book

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Oct 2014
Delve into the surprising world of literary theory with these five quirky animations, narrated by comedian Josie Long. 

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Approaching poetry

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of...

Approaching plays

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Do you want to get more out of drama? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary plays....

Approaching prose fiction

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Do you want to get more out of your reading? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Nov 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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Duration 3000 hours Updated 01 Nov 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Nov 2014
Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an enormous breadth of cultural literacy while training you to think and...