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What will Brexit mean for your personal finances?

What will Brexit mean for your personal finances? Copyright free image Copyright free: PublicDomainPictures New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jun 2016
The global economy is shuddering at the news that the UK public have voted to leave the EU. But what does it mean for your personal economy? The OU...

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: 24th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 24th June 2016 Creative commons image Kent Kanouse under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jun 2016
Businesses, experts and academics react to the Leave vote. Plus, an election where nobody turned out to vote. Free learning from across the...

OpenLearn Live: 23rd June 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 23rd June 2016 Creative commons image New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jun 2016
Did Harold Wilson get 'arold and Albert shifted to win an election? How did Britain become an island? Can you trust an ethicist? Free learning from...

OpenLearn Live: 22nd June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2016
The greatest electoral fraud in history, and learn how to digest statistics over lunch. Then more free learning across the day.

Referendum Rhetoric: keeping a-hold of nurse or leaping into the dark?

Referendum Rhetoric: keeping a-hold of nurse or leaping into the dark? Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock - Andrew Linscott New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Jun 2016
Simon Lee, Professor of Law at The Open University, discusses the rhetoric of the EU Referendum. 

OpenLearn Live: 21st June 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 21st June 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: JJ55 New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jun 2016
The lewd drawing that swung an election, and how looking at our brains gives the lie to neurononsense. Free learrning from the OU and beyond, all...

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.

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Constitutions in transition

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Constitutions in transition
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 10 May 2016
This free course, Constitutions in transition, explores and compares the development of four nation-state constitutions from around the world:...

China and the USA: cooperation or conflict?

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China and the USA: cooperation or conflict?
Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 08 Apr 2016
This free course explores the relationship between China and the United States and analyses whether China’s rapid rise will lead to greater...

Modern slavery

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Modern slavery Copyrighted image Copyright: © Richard D Kaplan
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
This free course, Modern slavery, is designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights protection in relation to...

The law-making process in England and Wales

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The law-making process in England and Wales Creative commons image Recardo Andre Frantz in Wikipedia made available under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
This free course, The law-making process in England and Wales, introduces you to the sources of law in England and Wales. It examines the...

Introducing ageing

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Introducing ageing Copyrighted image Copyright: Copyright © Debbie Crouch
Introductory level Duration 11 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
Everyone is ageing, whatever their current age, and we live in a world where many people are living much longer than previous generations. This is...

Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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Psychological research, obedience and ethics Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
In this free course, Psychological research, obedience and ethics, you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by...

Contemporary Wales

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Contemporary Wales Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
This free course provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society,...

Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency

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Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency Copyright free image Copyright free: Copyright © Sam Scott-Hunter/Photofusion (Jaguar 32785)
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
This free course, Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency, will introduce two approaches to understanding juvenile delinquency. The...

The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama

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The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
President Obama's inauguration in 2009 seemed to herald a new era in US foreign policy and international relations. But the Bush years had left a...

Exclusion clauses

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Exclusion clauses
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
This free course focuses on the use of exclusion clauses in contracts. Exclusion clauses are terms of a contract which seek to exclude or limit a...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Jun 2016
Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make? Have you wondered why people continue to smoke when they know the...

Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 27 Jun 2016
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 27 Jun 2016
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 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...

Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

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Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 27 Jun 2016
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...

Foundation Degree in Counselling

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Foundation Degree in Counselling Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 27 Jun 2016
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 27 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...

BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies

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BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 27 Jun 2016
Philosophy and psychology seek to answer profound questions about us, our minds, our behaviour, and our place in the social and physical universe....

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 27 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...

BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 27 Jun 2016
Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also highly numerate are in short supply. If you enjoy solving...