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United Nations Day

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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...

China in Africa

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Updated 04 Aug 2014
Is there a Chinese conspiracy to take over the world? And should we in the west be worried? Giles Mohan, Professor of International Development at...

Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene

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Duration 15 mins Updated 22 Jul 2014
A neighbouring state is falling into war. You're the Prime Minister - can you use your political capital to legally intervene? Should you even try?

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Understanding international development

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Understanding international development
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 29 Jul 2013
This unit introduces and explores International development by considering the three themes referred to as PASH - Power and agency, Scale and...

Young people’s wellbeing

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Young people’s wellbeing Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 16 hours Updated 29 Aug 2012
What do we mean by ‘wellbeing’ for young people? How is it shaped by social differences and inequalities, and how can we improve young people's...

Introducing international development management

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Masters level Duration 40 hours Updated 15 Mar 2012
If you wonder why, when so much development action is taking place, life seems to stay so bad for so many people and you want to be involved in...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 31 Oct 2014
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...

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 31 Oct 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...

Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

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Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 31 Oct 2014
How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built environments, given the pressures that threaten them? This certificate is...