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Scotland's future

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Updated 23 Sep 2014
On September 18th, 2014, Scotland went to the polls to decide on the nation's future. OpenLearn explored the background to the debates, what...

How are life-chances of children at risk in the UK?

How are life-chances of children at risk in the UK? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 15 Sep 2014
Five out of 1,000 children in the UK will not live until their fifth birthday, reports Dick Skellington.

New Scotland, new democracy?

New Scotland, new democracy? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 10 Sep 2014
It is hope and fear that continue to drive the Scottish debate rather than evidence-based politics, argues Bram Gieben.

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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 Updated content
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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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 23 Sep 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 23 Sep 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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Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Sep 2014
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...