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OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016

OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016 Creative commons image Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Updated 23 Nov 2016
What's the Autumn Statement? Apollo 11's coder honoured. Plus learning & research from around the web across the day.

Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit

Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit Creative commons image Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Nov 2016
Two shocks to the political system, but neither, says Eric Kaufmann, were driven by personal economic circumstances.

Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade?

Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade? Creative commons image Ajithpithu under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2016
Brexit will change the shape of the United Kingdom's trade with the world. Can we count on historic ties with India to build success in their...

Heathrow third runway: who and where will benefit?

Heathrow third runway: who and where will benefit? Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
Updated 03 Nov 2016
Now that building a third runway at Heathrow ariport is offical government policy, we explore the costs and benefits of expanding Heathrow, using a...

OpenLearn Live: 4th August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 4th August 2016 Creative commons image Kroon, Ron / Anefo; Nationaal Archief under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Aug 2016
A currency crisis creates a split in the Labour Party. Then more free learning across the day.

What is economics?

What is economics? Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Aug 2016
When you think of economics, what do you think of? The Chancellor, the economy? Well it’s about much more, covering the personal, national and...

What does Brexit mean for imports and exports?

What does Brexit mean for imports and exports? Creative commons image Danny Howard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2016
When the UK has left the European Union, it's probable international trade will require new layers of bureaucracy and increased customs activity,...

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The value of coffee

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The value of coffee
Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
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...

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 02 Dec 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 02 Dec 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 02 Dec 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 02 Dec 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 02 Dec 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 02 Dec 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 02 Dec 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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Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 02 Dec 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 02 Dec 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 02 Dec 2016
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting...