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New Scotland, new democracy?

New Scotland, new democracy? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 10 Sep 2014
It is hope and fear that continue to drive the Scottish debate rather than evidence-based politics, argues Bram Gieben.

Is it time we had a maximum wage?

Is it time we had a maximum wage? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 08 Sep 2014
With executive pay spiraling, should government introduce a maximum wage? writes Dick Skellington.

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Contemporary Wales

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
This unit provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society,...

Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
In this unit you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by psychologists. You will read about the famous study on...

Political ordering

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 04 Feb 2014
This unit asks questions about what states are and how they are involved in the processes of governing and ordering social life. Beginning from an...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 15 Sep 2014
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...

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Sep 2014
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 Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 15 Sep 2014
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...