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  • Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal Creative commons image Icon John Allan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal

    By Paul Anderson

    Paul Anderson believes the concerns of Spain make it unlikely that Scotland will get a special deal as the UK starts...

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    5 mins

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    09 Apr 2018

  • Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal

    Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal Creative commons image Icon John Allan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Apr 2018
    Paul Anderson believes the concerns of Spain make it unlikely that Scotland will get a special deal as the UK starts negotiations to leave the EU.
  • How happiness is challenging GDP as the measure of a country’s health Creative commons image Icon Mariano Mantel under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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    5 mins

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    20 Mar 2018

  • 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 Creative commons image Icon Mariano Mantel under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2018
    The 2018 World Happiness Report found Finland as the worlds happiest country which proves income does not necessarily lead to happiness says ...
  • The 2018 Spring Statement: A first reaction Creative commons image Icon DaPuglet Pugs under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    The 2018 Spring Statement: A first reaction

    By Geraint Johnes

    Chancellor Philip Hammond is claiming to be Tiggerish as he surveys the economy. But those looking for a giveaway...

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    5 mins

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    13 Mar 2018

  • The 2018 Spring Statement: A first reaction

    The 2018 Spring Statement: A first reaction Creative commons image Icon DaPuglet Pugs under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2018
    Chancellor Philip Hammond is claiming to be Tiggerish as he surveys the economy. But those looking for a giveaway bounce might be in for a disappointment,...
  • A short guide to the Customs Union: An OpenLearn watching brief Creative commons image Icon Benutzer:Gilman under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    28 Feb 2018

  • A short guide to the Customs Union: An OpenLearn watching brief

    A short guide to the Customs Union: An OpenLearn watching brief Creative commons image Icon Benutzer:Gilman under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 28 Feb 2018
    Want to understand the question of being inside or outside the European Customs Union - and why it matters? Our collection of short videos will help make...
  • Should we tax robots who replace humans in the workplace? Creative commons image Icon frankieleon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    28 Feb 2018

  • Should we tax robots who replace humans in the workplace?

    Should we tax robots who replace humans in the workplace? Creative commons image Icon frankieleon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Feb 2018
    Could the taxation system provide a solution to the rise of automation?
  • Young people are not apathetic Creative commons image Icon Paul Stein under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Young people are not apathetic

    By Samantha Fletcher

    Samantha Fletcher, Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, reflects on political change within...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Young people are not apathetic

    Young people are not apathetic Creative commons image Icon Paul Stein under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    Samantha Fletcher, Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, reflects on political change within the UK and the global response to...
  • Brexit: an economic strategy from the left? Creative commons image Icon Wikimedia under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Brexit: an economic strategy from the left?

    By Molly Scott Cato, Julian Sayarer

    If we are agreed that the UK economy needs an overhaul from the Left, where does Brexit come in? Interview with Green...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Feb 2018

  • Brexit: an economic strategy from the left?

    Brexit: an economic strategy from the left? Creative commons image Icon Wikimedia under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Feb 2018
    If we are agreed that the UK economy needs an overhaul from the Left, where does Brexit come in? Interview with Green MEP Molly Scott Cato.
  • Green Brexit? Creative commons image Icon Tanoshimi under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Green Brexit?

    By Julian Sayarer, Jennifer Jones

    Recent months have seen green added to the red, white and blue Brexit boasted by Theresa May. Green Party peer and...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Feb 2018

  • Green Brexit?

    Green Brexit? Creative commons image Icon Tanoshimi under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Recent months have seen green added to the red, white and blue Brexit boasted by Theresa May. Green Party peer and Leave voter, Jenny Jones, explores the...
  • Climate change is triple risk to Europe Creative commons image Icon Noel Jenkins under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Climate change is triple risk to Europe

    By Tim Radford

    New studies confirm climate change’s triple risk to Europe. The heat is on, lives are at risk and the floods are...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Feb 2018

  • Climate change is triple risk to Europe

    Climate change is triple risk to Europe Creative commons image Icon Noel Jenkins under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Feb 2018
    New studies confirm climate change’s triple risk to Europe. The heat is on, lives are at risk and the floods are arriving earlier.
  • What does Brexit mean for imports and exports? Creative commons image Icon Danny Howard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What does Brexit mean for imports and exports?

    By Dr Andrew Grainger

    When the UK has left the European Union, it's probable international trade will require new layers of bureaucracy and...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2018

  • What does Brexit mean for imports and exports?

    What does Brexit mean for imports and exports? Creative commons image Icon Danny Howard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Feb 2018
    When the UK has left the European Union, it's probable international trade will require new layers of bureaucracy and increased customs activity, warns...

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  • The value of coffee

    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will follow the chain of processes that connect the drink you enjoy on a...

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    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will...
  • Economics explains discrimination in the labour market

    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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  • Economics explains discrimination in the labour market

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    Discrimination in the labour market exists in many forms: the 'glass ceiling',...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    BA/BSc Open degree

    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

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    Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

    BA (Honours) Business Studies

    BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics

    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    Where do social order (and disorder) come from? How can we make ourselves richer,...