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More Giant Pandas than Tory MPs!

More Giant Pandas than Tory MPs! Copyrighted image Credit: Gary Edwards New content
Updated 24 Apr 2014
With the 'Yes' campaign closing on the 'No' in the polls, Scottish independence may depend on how the country perceives its welfare future. Is the...

Growing plants, growing communities: Climate Camp, Veggie Gardens and Local Politics

Growing plants, growing communities: Climate Camp, Veggie Gardens and Local Politics Creative commons image Credit: heather buckley under CC-BY licence Updated content
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Apr 2014
A former school site in East Sussex has become the focus for a fascinating cooperation between local politics and international activism.

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Political ordering

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Political ordering Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 10 hours Updated 04 Feb 2014
This unit asks questions about what states are and how they are involved in the processes of governing and ordering social life. Beginning from an...

Innovation, markets and industrial change

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Innovation, markets and industrial change Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate Level Duration 15 hours Updated 04 Feb 2014
How does a firm emerge as ‘leader of the pack’? Why do most of the small firms so common in the early years of new industries disappear? This unit...

Information technology: A new era?

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Information technology: A new era? Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate Level Duration 15 hours Updated 04 Feb 2014
Do the advances in information technology equate to a new industrial revolution? The advances by IBM, Dell and many other manufacturers have...

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Introduction to financial services

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Introduction to financial services Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 100 hours Updated 30 Apr 2013 Register by 24 Jul 2013
Explore the historical development of financial services in the UK and examine how the sector is currently structured and regulated.This course is...

Personal investment in an uncertain world

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Personal investment in an uncertain world Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate Level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Apr 2013 Register by 09 Apr 2014
Explores some of the concepts that underpin investment planning and examines how investment planning decisions are affected by economic uncertainty...

Running the economy

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Running the economy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate Level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Mar 2013 Register by 04 Sep 2013
Learn how to think like an economist and understand the problems of running the national and global economy after the outbreak of a major economic...