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The value of coffee free course icon Level 1 icon

Society, Politics & Law 

The value of coffee

This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will follow the chain of processes that connect the drink you enjoy on a daily basis with circuits of economic and cultural value, hearing from coffee farmers and consumers in different parts of the world.

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3 hrs
Modern slavery Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Richard D Kaplan free course icon Level 1 icon

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Modern slavery

This free course, Modern slavery, is designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights protection in relation to modern slavery, but also encourage an appreciation of the influence of International Human Rights Law on the development of the domestic system of human rights protection.

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15 hrs
Sexual orientation and gender identity free course icon Level 3 icon

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Sexual orientation and gender identity

This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to that of the majority. This explores how legal and social/cultural attitudes have changed significantly over time, and demonstrates how much they have changed in recent years. Legal approaches to sexual orientation and gender identity cover a range of different areas of law including criminal, employment and family law. The focus will be on the approach of English law (which generally covers the law applying in both England and Wales), but reference will also be made to the approach in other countries.

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10 hrs
The Scottish Parliament and law making free course icon Level 1 icon Badge icon

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The Scottish Parliament and law making

This free course, The Scottish Parliament and law making, explores the law making powers of the Scottish Parliament and examines its place in the UK’s constitution. It considers how, and why, laws are made by both the Scottish and UK Parliaments before exploring devolved matters, reserved matters, legislative competence, secondary legislation, and the work of MSPs and MPs. It discusses the characteristics of the constitution, the importance of the concept of the rule of law, how an Act of Parliament is structured and considers how and why members of the public are encouraged to become involved with the work of the Scottish Parliament.

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24 hrs
Legal skills and debates in Scotland free course icon Level 1 icon Badge icon

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Legal skills and debates in Scotland

This free course, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, considers how laws are interpreted and applied. It looks at legislation, court judgments, argument, judicial reasoning and rights. It also explores the relationship between society’s values and the laws which it supports and how policy and rights influence development of law.

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24 hrs
Pro bono work and social justice free course icon Level 2 icon

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Pro bono work and social justice

Pro bono (‘for the public good’ in Latin) involves lawyers and law students giving up their time on a voluntary basis to help people who need legal assistance but do not have the means to afford it. In this free course, Pro bono work and social justice, you will consider the role of pro bono in law schools. You will examine the relationship between pro bono and legal aid, and evaluate whether pro bono should be mandatory. The theme of social justice will be explored and you will examine how innovation can address the justice gap. You will consider the development of the online court and the role that crowdfunding may play in facilitating access to justice.

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8 hrs
Children’s rights Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 2 icon

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Children’s rights

How do children fit in to our society? This free course will help you to understand the issues surrounding children's rights as well as examining the implications of seeing children as citizens. You will also explore the meaning of childhood and analyse children's needs.

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1 hr
Poverty in Scotland Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 1 icon

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Poverty in Scotland

The facts and figures on poverty often dont provide a meaningful picture of the situation. This free course, Poverty in Scotland, demonstrates the true impact of poverty on the people and places in Scotland through a series of essays that combine the statistics with stories of people who work in the field and those who live in poverty.

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30 hrs

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Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency

This free course, Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency, will introduce two approaches to understanding juvenile delinquency. The psychological approach focuses on examining what makes some individuals, but not others, behave badly. The sociological approach looks at why some individuals and some behaviours, but not others, are defined as disorderly.

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8 hrs
Starting with law: An overview of the law Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 1 icon

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Starting with law: An overview of the law

The law is an interesting and lively subject that touches upon all aspects of everyday life. But how are laws in the UK made and who makes them? This free course, Starting with law: An overview of the law, will introduce you to the key players in law making in the UK and provide some helpful tips on study techniques.

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5 hrs
From Brexit to the break-up of Britain? free course icon Level 1 icon

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From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?

This free course, From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?, sets the experience of Brexit in the context of the UK. It first analyses Brexit as a symptom of the political, economic and social geography of the UK, focusing on its uneven development in a country increasingly dominated by London and the South East of England. It then considers how the divisions within the UK (within England as well as between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) were reflected in the voting patterns of the 2016 referendum. Finally, the course reflects on the implications of these short-term and long-term trends for the UK’s future as a multinational state.

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12 hrs
Economics explains discrimination in the labour market Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 3 icon

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Economics explains discrimination in the labour market

Discrimination in the labour market exists in many forms: the 'glass ceiling', ageism, racism, and so on. This free course, Economics explains discrimination in the labour market, will help you look at this problem from a new perspective: through economics. You will learn how economists have tried to understand what drives this distortion of the labour market and why women and those from minority ethnic groups seem to suffer the most.

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8 hrs
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