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Is norovirus an economic threat?

Is norovirus an economic threat? Creative commons image bixentro under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Apr 2016
Is the loss to the global economy of the "winter vomiting virus" hard to swallow?

Why the UK can't take business support for the EU for granted

Why the UK can't take business support for the EU for granted Creative commons image Dave Catchpole - Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Apr 2016
Corporate response to the EU Referendum may be more complex that we might have anticipated, Sofia Vasilopoulou explains why. 

60 second adventures: Behind the scenes

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60 second adventures: Behind the scenes Creative commons image Julianlim, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Apr 2016
Go behind the scenes with the 60-second adventures team to learn how OU academic content is transformed into informative and entertaining short...

The UK's EU Referendum Introduced

The UK's EU Referendum Introduced Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Updated 07 Apr 2016
Start here for some general information about the UK's upcoming EU Referendum.

Even Brexit backers can’t make the sums work for UK to quit EU

Even Brexit backers can’t make the sums work for UK to quit EU Copyright free image Copyright free: Pixabay
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Apr 2016
Nauro Campos argues that even Brexit backers fail to make a clear financial case for the UK leaving the EU. 

The UK deal with the EU explained: what it says and what it means

The UK deal with the EU explained: what it says and what it means Creative commons image tristam sparks - flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Apr 2016
Steve Peers investigates the four issues David Cameron wanted to renegotiate with the EU: free movement for EU citizens; UK sovereignty;...

How happiness is challenging GDP as the measure of a country’s health

How happiness is challenging GDP as the measure of a country’s health Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Mar 2016
Professor Paul Anand explains why income isn't the be all and end all of life quality when we measure happiness.

How would post-Brexit trade deals actually work?

How would post-Brexit trade deals actually work? Creative commons image European Parliament Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Mar 2016
How realistic is the idea that Britain will make a Free Trade Agreement with the EU if we leave the EU?

Budget 2016: The Experts Respond

Budget 2016: The Experts Respond Creative commons image Ian Muttoo under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Mar 2016
Earlier today, George Osborne delivered his latest budget, against a backdrop of increasing problems. A panel of experts share their first...

Is New Day a false dawn for the print industry?

Is New Day a false dawn for the print industry? Creative commons image Marion Doss under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Feb 2016
The Independent announced the closure of its print edition, but almost straight away Trinity Mirror said they'd launch a new paper. What's...

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Economics explains discrimination in the labour market

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Economics explains discrimination in the labour market Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
Discrimination in the labour market exists in many forms: the 'glass ceiling', ageism, racism, and so on. This free course, Economics explains...

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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 30 Apr 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 30 Apr 2016
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Apr 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 30 Apr 2016
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Apr 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 30 Apr 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 30 Apr 2016
Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also highly numerate are in short supply. If you enjoy solving...

Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Apr 2016
Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an individual activity? What impact is the financial crisis having on...

BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics

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BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Apr 2016
Where do social order (and disorder) come from? How can we make ourselves richer, and does society always gain? What does justice mean, how do we...

BA (Honours) Business Studies

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BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Apr 2016
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting...