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  • Are robots about to take jobs from the poor? Creative commons image Icon Steve Jurvetson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are robots about to take jobs from the poor?

    By Aisling Irwin

    A new generation of robots could be expanding their career options - and that could be catastrophic news for the...

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    5 mins

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    20 Mar 2017

  • Are robots about to take jobs from the poor?

    Are robots about to take jobs from the poor? Creative commons image Icon Steve Jurvetson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2017
    A new generation of robots could be expanding their career options - and that could be catastrophic news for the poorest in the world, says Aisling Irwin.
  • Is Europe letting down Eritrean refugees? Creative commons image Icon Freedom4E under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Is Europe letting down Eritrean refugees?

    By John R Campbell

    John R Campbell of SOAS explains why he believes Europe is abandoning those fleeing Isaias Afewerk's regime.

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    14 Mar 2017

  • Is Europe letting down Eritrean refugees?

    Is Europe letting down Eritrean refugees? Creative commons image Icon Freedom4E under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2017
    John R Campbell of SOAS explains why he believes Europe is abandoning those fleeing Isaias Afewerk's regime.
  • Why is East Africa experiencing such a terrible drought? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: AMISOM Public Information

    Why is East Africa experiencing such a terrible drought?

    By Rob Marchant

    Countries across East Africa are in the grip of a murderous period of drought. It's been caused by the dipole. Rob...

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    13 Mar 2017

  • Why is East Africa experiencing such a terrible drought?

    Why is East Africa experiencing such a terrible drought? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: AMISOM Public Information New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2017
    Countries across East Africa are in the grip of a murderous period of drought. It's been caused by the dipole. Rob Marchant explains how the 'Indian Nino'...
  • Has Donald Trump improved the US economy in fifty days? Creative commons image Icon Steven Depolo under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Has Donald Trump improved the US economy in fifty days?

    By Gabriella Legrenzi

    Donald Trump is proudly acclaiming his great economic data. But is he actually enjoying a boom handed to him by...

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    13 Mar 2017

  • Has Donald Trump improved the US economy in fifty days?

    Has Donald Trump improved the US economy in fifty days? Creative commons image Icon Steven Depolo under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2017
    Donald Trump is proudly acclaiming his great economic data. But is he actually enjoying a boom handed to him by President Obama? Gabriella Legrenzi considers...
  • Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Who We Are

    Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

    By Agnes Czajka, Nele Vos

    Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange....

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    06 Mar 2017

  • Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

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    Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Who We Are
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange. Agnes asked Nele what kinds of issues The...
  • What Brexit and Trump mean for Global Justice and International Development Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What Brexit and Trump mean for Global Justice and International Development

    By Prof Theo Papaioannou

    Brexit and Donald Trump appear to drive global justice and international development efforts into unchartered waters...

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    15 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 Feb 2017

  • What Brexit and Trump mean for Global Justice and International Development

    What Brexit and Trump mean for Global Justice and International Development Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Intermediate level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Brexit and Donald Trump appear to drive global justice and international development efforts into unchartered waters says Professor Theo Papaioannou. 
  • 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
    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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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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
    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
    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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Feb 2017

  • Exodus: The videos

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    Exodus: The videos Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    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...

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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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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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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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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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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

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2016

  • Young people’s wellbeing

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    Young people’s wellbeing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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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 23 Mar 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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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Mar 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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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Mar 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) International Studies

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    BA  (Honours) International Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Mar 2017
    Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly...

    BA (Honours) Business Studies

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    BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Mar 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 16 Mar 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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    Environment: journeys through a changing world
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 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 16 Mar 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 16 Mar 2017 Register by 07 Sep 2017
    An interdisciplinary module including key areas such as different models of...

    Variationen: advanced German

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Extend your German language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing –...