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  • Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it? Creative commons image Icon Anders Sandberg under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it?

    By Simon Sweeney

    Simon Sweeney surveys the possible effects of losing access to a whole range of EU agencies - and wonders why nobody...

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    24 Apr 2017

  • Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it?

    Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it? Creative commons image Icon Anders Sandberg under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Apr 2017
    Simon Sweeney surveys the possible effects of losing access to a whole range of EU agencies - and wonders why nobody's taking much notice
  • French Presidential Election: What have we learned from the First Round? Creative commons image Icon Mutualité Française under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    French Presidential Election: What have we learned from the First Round?

    By Professor Paul Smith

    LePen is through, but faces a challenge to overturn the lead of Emmanuel Macron, says Paul Smith.

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    24 Apr 2017

  • French Presidential Election: What have we learned from the First Round?

    French Presidential Election: What have we learned from the First Round? Creative commons image Icon Mutualité Française under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Apr 2017
    LePen is through, but faces a challenge to overturn the lead of Emmanuel Macron, says Paul Smith.
  • How to become French President Creative commons image Icon CC BY-SA 3.0 under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    How to become French President

    By Dr Richard Heffernan

    Dr Richard Heffernan discusses how presidential elections work in France.

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    20 Apr 2017

  • How to become French President

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Apr 2017
    Dr Richard Heffernan discusses how presidential elections work in France.
  • Why are many African governments wary of social media? Creative commons image Icon Sarah under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Why are many African governments wary of social media?

    By Charlotte Cross

    Much as in Europe, governments in Africa are nervous about how social media might influence the population. Charlotte...

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    13 Apr 2017

  • Why are many African governments wary of social media?

    Why are many African governments wary of social media? Creative commons image Icon Sarah under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Much as in Europe, governments in Africa are nervous about how social media might influence the population. Charlotte Cross explores an difficult...
  • Why has English taken over academia? Creative commons image Icon ChristianMcCarthy under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why has English taken over academia?

    By Elizabeth J Erling, Dr Anna Kristina Hultgren

    If English is globally squeezing out teaching in local languages, the fault isn't with the language but with...

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    13 Apr 2017

  • Why has English taken over academia?

    Why has English taken over academia? Creative commons image Icon ChristianMcCarthy under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    If English is globally squeezing out teaching in local languages, the fault isn't with the language but with economics. Anna Kristina Hultgren and...
  • How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen? Creative commons image Icon CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen?

    By Adel Aldaghbashy

    Yemen is already suffering from conflict. Now, in the chaos, khat farming is growing - redirecting resources ...

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    13 Apr 2017

  • How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen?

    How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen? Creative commons image Icon CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Yemen is already suffering from conflict. Now, in the chaos, khat farming is growing - redirecting resources from much-needed food production.
  • Has Donald Trump's strike on Syria rewritten international law? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Shealah Craighead

    Has Donald Trump's strike on Syria rewritten international law?

    By Jan Lemnitzer

    There doesn't seem to be a legal justification for the US strike on Syria, but nor has there been much negative...

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    13 Apr 2017

  • Has Donald Trump's strike on Syria rewritten international law?

    Has Donald Trump's strike on Syria rewritten international law? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Shealah Craighead
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    There doesn't seem to be a legal justification for the US strike on Syria, but nor has there been much negative reaction. Has Trump's actions shifted the law?
  • Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene

    By Olga Jurasz, Dr Edward Wastnidge, Dr Ann Hughes

    A neighbouring state is falling into war. You're the Prime Minister - can you use your political capital to legally...

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    07 Apr 2017

  • Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene

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    Duration 15 mins Updated 07 Apr 2017
    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?
  • Why is Mongolia a good place to die? Creative commons image Icon Bernd Thaller under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why is Mongolia a good place to die?

    By Andrew North

    A campaigning doctor has helped make Mongolia a better place to die than many much wealthier nations. Andrew North...

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    06 Apr 2017

  • Why is Mongolia a good place to die?

    Why is Mongolia a good place to die? Creative commons image Icon Bernd Thaller under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 06 Apr 2017
    A campaigning doctor has helped make Mongolia a better place to die than many much wealthier nations. Andrew North met her to find out how.
  • What should we watch out for as Trump meets Xi? Creative commons image Icon US Embassy The Hague under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    What should we watch out for as Trump meets Xi?

    By Greg Wright

    The Presidents of China and America come together this weekend for their first summit. Here's a guide to what's at...

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    06 Apr 2017

  • What should we watch out for as Trump meets Xi?

    What should we watch out for as Trump meets Xi? Creative commons image Icon US Embassy The Hague under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Apr 2017
    The Presidents of China and America come together this weekend for their first summit. Here's a guide to what's at stake.

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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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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    29 Mar 2016

  • Seeing institutions in different ways

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    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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    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

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    12 Feb 2016

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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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    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 30 Apr 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 30 Apr 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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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Apr 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 30 Apr 2017
    Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly...

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    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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    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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    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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    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 –...