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Marco Rubio wins by coming in third

Marco Rubio wins by coming in third Creative commons image Marc Nozell under CC-BY under Creative-Commons license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Feb 2016
Rubio's third place in the Iowa caucus makes him the most successful of the Republican candidates, while Sander's close second to Clinton in the...

Why has Sweden tightened its borders?

Why has Sweden tightened its borders? Copyright free image Copyright free: HansStolpe
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jan 2016
Sweden has long been welcoming of migrants. Now, though, it's starting to take a closer look at people crossing the famous bridge from Denmark...

What does the French regional election result mean?

What does the French regional election result mean? Creative commons image Ernest Morales under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Dec 2015
It's not uncommon for the far right to do well in first rounds of French elections - but this time, it's something different, explains Paul Smith.

Why has violence been escalating in Mali during 2015?

Why has violence been escalating in Mali during 2015? Creative commons image UNMEER under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Nov 2015
The ISIS attack on a hotel in the Malian capital was another step in a deteriorating situation for the country, explains Paul Jackson.

How we live is seen as a justification: Why the French way of life became a target

How we live is seen as a justification: Why the French way of life became a target Creative commons image Gael Lombart under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Nov 2015
French academic Claude Poissenot says if terrorists claim going to a gig is a provocation, living your life is a peaceful but powerful...

So, what is this EU referendum everybody is talking about?

So, what is this EU referendum everybody is talking about? Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime - Jonybigude | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Nov 2015
David Cameron has outlined his demands for EU renegotiation prior to a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. But what does this all mean?

Is English squeezing out local languages in Uganda?

Is English squeezing out local languages in Uganda? Creative commons image Adam Cohn under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Nov 2015
English is the official language of Uganda - but this shouldn't be at the expense of other languages, argues Judith Nakayiza and Medadi...

What does the AKP victory mean for Turkey?

What does the AKP victory mean for Turkey? Creative commons image Kremlin.ru under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Nov 2015
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP won a majority in yesterday's Turkish elections. Bahar Baser & Ahmet Erdi Öztürk offer a personal take on what this...

The GOP tries to focus: A guide to the third debate

The GOP tries to focus: A guide to the third debate Creative commons image Marc Nozell under CC-BY under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Oct 2015
Last night the wide field of would-be Republican presidential candidates came together for the third debate. A team of academics round-up what...

Ahmed Hussen's election is another element in Canada's mosaic

Ahmed Hussen's election is another element in Canada's mosaic Creative commons image mayeesherr under CC-BY under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Oct 2015
Ahmed Hussen, the first Somali-Canadian to be elected as a Canadian MP, is the latest chapter in a story of Canada's ease at absorbing all-comers.

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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 09 Feb 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 09 Feb 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 09 Feb 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 09 Feb 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 09 Feb 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 09 Feb 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 09 Feb 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 09 Feb 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 09 Feb 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 09 Feb 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...