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Camer-gone and Brexit: What should we expect next?

Camer-gone and Brexit: What should we expect next? Creative commons image Number10.gov.uk under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
Updated 24 Jun 2016
Events are happening very quickly today - in the last hour David Cameron has announced his intention to step down as Prime Minister following the...

The UK votes out: Instant reaction

The UK votes out: Instant reaction Creative commons image Eric Fischer - flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jun 2016
The vote to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves through the worlds of politics, economics, and beyond. The Conversation polls a group of...

OpenLearn Live: 20th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 20th June 2016 Creative commons image Northern Pix under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2016
Discover the largest parliamentary constituency in the world.

The refugees hoping to make a splash at Rio 2016

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The refugees hoping to make a splash at Rio 2016 Creative commons image UN Brasil under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Jun 2016
This year's Olympics includes a team of Refugees for the first time. Hear some of the athlete's stories - and find out why their participation is...

Reacting to Hillary Clinton's nomination

Reacting to Hillary Clinton's nomination Creative commons image Nathaniel F under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jun 2016
Hillary Clinton has won enough delegates to be certain of being the Democratic Party's candidate for President. She's the first woman to have been...

Remembering Ali: How do The Philippines remember The Thrilla In Manila?

Remembering Ali: How do The Philippines remember The Thrilla In Manila? Creative commons image Dutch National Archive under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jun 2016
The Thrilla in Manila - a bout between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier - was one of the legendary sporting events of the 20th Century. How does the...

Is Brazil's future Utopia now a thing of the past?

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Is Brazil's future Utopia now a thing of the past? Creative commons image Felipe Venâncio under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jun 2016
After years of seeming to be on the cusp of transformation, has Brazil's moment gone? Former ambassador Melvyn Levitsky believes the nation's...

Why Bernie Sanders could determine the shape of America for years to come

Why Bernie Sanders could determine the shape of America for years to come Creative commons image Disney | ABC Television Group under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Jun 2016
With just days to go until the key Democratic Primaries, Hillary Clinton's prospects are tied to the performance of Bernie Sanders. And this...

New York Minutes: What do the NY primaries tell us about the 2016 Presidential election?

New York Minutes: What do the NY primaries tell us about the 2016 Presidential election? Creative commons image Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2016
Last night [19th April] the voters of New York took their turn to choose candidates for the 2016 Presidential Election. What did their activity...

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Environment: journeys through a changing world

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Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image 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 one of the world's most endangered species. Half the world's...

A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

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A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish Copyrighted image 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 and Latin America to improve your language skills and knowledge...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jun 2016
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...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 24 Jun 2016
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

BA (Honours) International Studies

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BA (Honours) International Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016
Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly interconnected. Relationships between nations, companies, cultures and...

BA (Honours) Business Studies

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BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting...

Doing economics: people, markets and policy

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Doing economics: people, markets and policy Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Examine the various economic theories that explain people’s behaviour in households, businesses and governments and make critical judgements of...

Introducing religions

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Introducing religions Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This module introduces six major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism; exploring beliefs, practices, concepts...

Environment: journeys through a changing world

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Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Introduces studying the environment and explores the issues arising from environmental change and the ways in which these challenges are being...

Living in a globalised world

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Living in a globalised world Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This course uses geographical concepts to help you make sense of our complex, globalised world and the processes and patterns that shape it.

Envol: upper intermediate French

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Envol: upper intermediate French Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Extend your French language skills and cultural knowledge with this upper intermediate course, which includes a residential school in France (or...