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  • Who counts as a refugee?

    The words 'refugee' and 'asylum seeker' have a wide variety of connotations in Britain, many of them negative. This free course, Who counts as a...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    The words 'refugee' and 'asylum seeker' have a wide variety of connotations in...
  • Why maps are made

    Cars have sat nav systems, mobile phones use GPS: maps are important in everyday life whether captured by aerial photography, satellite imagery or...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    03 Mar 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 03 Mar 2016
    Cars have sat nav systems, mobile phones use GPS: maps are important in everyday...
  • Who are Europeans?

    What is Europe and what defines a European? This free course, Who are Europeans?, looks at the development of identities within Europe and the...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    03 Mar 2016

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    What is Europe and what defines a European? This free course, Who are Europeans?,...
  • What is Europe?

    The European Union (EU), formed out of the ashes of the Second World War, continues to expand in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union....

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    03 Mar 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 03 Mar 2016
    The European Union (EU), formed out of the ashes of the Second World War,...
  • Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro

    The Euro was first adopted as a currency in 1999, but what impact has it had on the European economy? This free course, Managing the European...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    24 Feb 2016

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    The Euro was first adopted as a currency in 1999, but what impact has it had on...
  • A Europe of the Regions?

    What role will the 'regions' play in the emerging governance structures of the European Union? This free course, A Europe of the Regions?, examines...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    What role will the 'regions' play in the emerging governance structures of the...
  • Developing countries in the world trade regime

    Free trade or fair trade? This free course, Developing countries in the world trade regime, will help you to analyse the relationship that exists...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    Free trade or fair trade? This free course, Developing countries in the world...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Feb 2017
    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Feb 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Feb 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Feb 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Feb 2017
    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

    BA (Honours) International Studies

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Feb 2017
    Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly...

    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Feb 2017
    Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can –...

    BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Feb 2017
    What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to...

    The uses of social science

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    The uses of social science Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    What can social science tell us about the social world? How can it help us solve...

    Living in a globalised world

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    Living in a globalised world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This course uses geographical concepts to help you make sense of our complex,...