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United Nations Day

United Nations Day Copyrighted image Credit: © Dean Bertoncelj | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Oct 2014
To celebrate the United Nations Day (24 October), we round up some useful resources to look at the evolution of human rights, peace and...

Friday Thinker: Mayors and local politics

Friday Thinker: Mayors and local politics Copyrighted image Credit: Randymir | Dreamstime.com - Clint Eastwood Photo New content
Updated 23 Oct 2014
The OU Social Sciences Facebook community are looking at local democracy this week - and the impact mayors can have on their cities. Explore some...

UK Future: Where next?

UK Future: Where next? Creative commons image Credit: The Open University / original flag copyright free by Yaddah via Wikimedia New content
Updated 23 Oct 2014
The Scottish referendum result - and pledges made during the campaign - added a new element to the debate about the UK, our position in Europe, and...

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Exploring the boundaries of international law

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Exploring the boundaries of international law Copyright free image Credit: © 2012 The Open University. All rights reserved
Masters level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 Sep 2014
This unit of study is designed to provide you with an introduction to key concepts which underpin your study of international law. It introduces...

Contemporary Wales

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
This unit provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society,...

Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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Psychological research, obedience and ethics Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
In this unit you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by psychologists. You will read about the famous study on...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Oct 2014
Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make? Have you wondered why people continue to smoke when they know the...

Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 Oct 2014
If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject from a UK university or recognised overseas university, you can...

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 Oct 2014
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...