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  • Is Obama's Iran legacy under threat? Creative commons image Icon Justin Sloan under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Is Obama's Iran legacy under threat?

    By Dr Edward Wastnidge

    The OU's Edward Wastnidge hails Obama's achievements in shifting US-Iranian relations - but warns they might not hold.

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    20 Feb 2017

  • Is Obama's Iran legacy under threat?

    Is Obama's Iran legacy under threat? Creative commons image Icon Justin Sloan under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Feb 2017
    The OU's Edward Wastnidge hails Obama's achievements in shifting US-Iranian relations - but warns they might not hold.
  • Why did millions march against Trump? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Liz Lemon

    Why did millions march against Trump?

    By Anna Chatillon-Reed, Alex Kulick, Dr Zakiya Luna

    We know who they were marching against - probably; but what persuaded millions to take to the streets on a January...

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    15 Feb 2017

  • Why did millions march against Trump?

    Why did millions march against Trump? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Liz Lemon New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Feb 2017
    We know who they were marching against - probably; but what persuaded millions to take to the streets on a January weekend? A team of sociologists is...
  • What does Marine LePen plan for France? Creative commons image Icon Blandine Le Cain under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What does Marine LePen plan for France?

    By Professor Paul Smith

    The far-right Front National candidate for the French election, Marine LePen, has attempted to soften the image of...

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    13 Feb 2017

  • What does Marine LePen plan for France?

    What does Marine LePen plan for France? Creative commons image Icon Blandine Le Cain under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2017
    The far-right Front National candidate for the French election, Marine LePen, has attempted to soften the image of the party since taking over from her...
  • Exodus: The videos Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Exodus: The videos

    A collection of clips from our award-winning programme Exodus: Our Journey To Europe, which explored first-hand the...

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    08 Feb 2017

  • Exodus: The videos

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    Exodus: The videos Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2017
    A collection of clips from our award-winning programme Exodus: Our Journey To Europe, which explored first-hand the reasons why people make the choice to...
  • Post-Brexit, some banks consider their options Creative commons image Icon .Martin. under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Post-Brexit, some banks consider their options

    By Emmanuel Yujuico

    As some banks consider leaving London to adjust to a post-Brexit world, Emmanuel Yujuico suggests that there might...

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    07 Feb 2017

  • Post-Brexit, some banks consider their options

    Post-Brexit, some banks consider their options Creative commons image Icon .Martin. under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Feb 2017
    As some banks consider leaving London to adjust to a post-Brexit world, Emmanuel Yujuico suggests that there might not be a single replacement hub in the...
  • How is the internet helping ensure parliamentary accountability in Bangladesh? Creative commons image Icon Justin Brockie under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How is the internet helping ensure parliamentary accountability in Bangladesh?

    By Rezwan

    Although Bangladeshi MPs are slow to adopt Facebook and other methods of directy communication with constituents, a...

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    06 Feb 2017

  • How is the internet helping ensure parliamentary accountability in Bangladesh?

    How is the internet helping ensure parliamentary accountability in Bangladesh? Creative commons image Icon Justin Brockie under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Feb 2017
    By Rezwan
    Although Bangladeshi MPs are slow to adopt Facebook and other methods of directy communication with constituents, a new service is closing the gap between...
  • Should Trump's tweets be a matter of record? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Capitol

    Should Trump's tweets be a matter of record?

    By Shontavia Johnson

    When the President deletes a tweet, he's wiping out material of value to historians. Potentially. Shontavia...

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    06 Feb 2017

  • Should Trump's tweets be a matter of record?

    Should Trump's tweets be a matter of record? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Capitol
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Feb 2017
    When the President deletes a tweet, he's wiping out material of value to historians. Potentially. Shontavia Johnson explains what's at risk.
  • How Trump tweets Creative commons image Icon Michael Vadon under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How Trump tweets

    By Dr John Jewell

    Even moving into the White House hasn't stemmed Donald Trump's enthusiastic use of the social network.

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    06 Feb 2017

  • How Trump tweets

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    How Trump tweets Creative commons image Icon Michael Vadon under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Feb 2017
    Even moving into the White House hasn't stemmed Donald Trump's enthusiastic use of the social network.
  • The difference between the Mexican Wall and the Muslim Ban Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Good Free Photos

    The difference between the Mexican Wall and the Muslim Ban

    By Eric Kaufmann

    It's important, believes Eric Kaufmann, to understand the difference between the intent of the two Trump ...

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    31 Jan 2017

  • The difference between the Mexican Wall and the Muslim Ban

    The difference between the Mexican Wall and the Muslim Ban Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Good Free Photos
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jan 2017
    It's important, believes Eric Kaufmann, to understand the difference between the intent of the two Trump policies - and not throw the word "racist"...
  • What's life like for Jordan's LGBTQ community? Creative commons image Icon Bucketlisty Photos under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    What's life like for Jordan's LGBTQ community?

    By Nora B

    Jordan removed legal punsihments for same-gender relationships nearly two decades before the UK decriminalised...

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    30 Jan 2017

  • What's life like for Jordan's LGBTQ community?

    What's life like for Jordan's LGBTQ community? Creative commons image Icon Bucketlisty Photos under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jan 2017
    By Nora B
    Jordan removed legal punsihments for same-gender relationships nearly two decades before the UK decriminalised consensual gay male intercourse. But day-to...

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  • Seeing institutions in different ways

    To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free course, Seeing institutions in different ways, will present...

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    29 Mar 2016

  • Seeing institutions in different ways

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    Seeing institutions in different ways Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dave Dyet - http://www.freeimages.com/photo/204998
    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free...
  • Understanding international development

    This free course, Understanding international development, introduces and explores international development by considering the three themes...

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    29 Mar 2016

  • Understanding international development

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    This free course, Understanding international development, introduces and explores...
  • Young people’s wellbeing

    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...

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    16 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    Advanced level Duration 16 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
    What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social...
  • Environment: journeys through a changing world

    Genetically, mountain gorillas are amongst our closest living relatives, and also one of the world's most endangered species. Half the world's remaining...

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    08 Mar 2010

  • Environment: journeys through a changing world

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    Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 08 Mar 2010
    Genetically, mountain gorillas are amongst our closest living relatives, and also...
  • A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

    This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain and Latin America to improve your language skills and knowledge of Spanish...

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    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    03 Sep 2008

  • A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

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    A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Advanced level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 03 Sep 2008
    This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain...

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    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Feb 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 Feb 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) International Studies

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    Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly...

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Feb 2017
    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

    Doing economics: people, markets and policy

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Examine the various economic theories that explain people’s behaviour in...

    Environment: journeys through a changing world

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    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Introduces studying the environment and explores the issues arising from...

    Living in a globalised world

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    Living in a globalised world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This course uses geographical concepts to help you make sense of our complex,...

    International development: making sense of a changing world

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    International development: making sense of a changing world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Feb 2017 Register by 07 Sep 2017
    An interdisciplinary module including key areas such as different models of...

    Variationen: advanced German

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    Extend your German language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing –...