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  • What part did citizen science play in hurricane disaster relief? Creative commons image Icon DFID under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    19 Oct 2017

  • What part did citizen science play in hurricane disaster relief?

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    What part did citizen science play in hurricane disaster relief? Creative commons image Icon DFID under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Oct 2017
    The Caribbean was hit by two powerful hurricanes in quick succession - Irma and Maria. Citizen scientists were amongst those who swung into action to help,...
  • Germany's Hidden Bombs Creative commons image Icon Holger Weinandt under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Germany's Hidden Bombs

    By Professor Annika Mombauer

    There are between 135,000 and 270,000 tons of unexploded bombs from the Second World War remaining in Germany’s soil....

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    06 Oct 2017

  • Germany's Hidden Bombs

    Germany's Hidden Bombs Creative commons image Icon Holger Weinandt under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Oct 2017
    There are between 135,000 and 270,000 tons of unexploded bombs from the Second World War remaining in Germany’s soil. Professor Annika Mombauer looks at the...
  • The Legacy of Nuclear Power: Part 1 Creative commons image Icon cyocum under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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    03 Oct 2017

  • The Legacy of Nuclear Power: Part 1

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    The Legacy of Nuclear Power: Part 1 Creative commons image Icon cyocum under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Oct 2017
    How do local communities respond to the risks and opportunities of nuclear power? 
  • Methods in Motion: Challenging the Narrative

    By Dr Edward Wastnidge

    Eddie Wastnidge sets out why he believes academics like himself have a duty to challenge the biased narratives...

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    03 Oct 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Challenging the Narrative

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Oct 2017
    Eddie Wastnidge sets out why he believes academics like himself have a duty to challenge the biased narratives driving Western policy in the Middle East, and...
  • Researching cycling in the US & the UK Creative commons image Icon New York CDOT under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Researching cycling in the US & the UK

    By Dr Peter Wood

    Peter Wood shares his experiences researching cyclists - on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    Researching cycling in the US & the UK Creative commons image Icon New York CDOT under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Peter Wood shares his experiences researching cyclists - on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time Creative commons image Icon Kyoshi Masamune under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Despite voters in 2014 choosing to stay in the United Kingdom, Gerry Mooney believes that in the long run, an...

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    Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time Creative commons image Icon Kyoshi Masamune under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Despite voters in 2014 choosing to stay in the United Kingdom, Gerry Mooney believes that in the long run, an Independent Scotland is inevitable. He explains...
  • Protecting Landscapes and Creating the Right Tools for the Job Creative commons image Icon duncan c under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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    15 Sep 2017

  • Protecting Landscapes and Creating the Right Tools for the Job

    Protecting Landscapes and Creating the Right Tools for the Job Creative commons image Icon duncan c under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Sep 2017
    How do national parks manage the demands of different users, whilst still conserving natural beauty?
  • Family photos and what they mean Creative commons image Icon Eli Braud - Flickr under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Family photos and what they mean

    By Professor Gillian Rose

    What can family photos tell us about households, gender roles and emerging technology? Professor Gillian Rose...

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    15 Sep 2017

  • Family photos and what they mean

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    Family photos and what they mean Creative commons image Icon Eli Braud - Flickr under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Sep 2017
    What can family photos tell us about households, gender roles and emerging technology? Professor Gillian Rose explores her research on family...
  • ‘Rule Britannia, Britannia Rules the Waves’: From fishing patriotism to pragmatism Creative commons image Icon 'Fishing for Leave' by Sonse, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    06 Sep 2017

  • ‘Rule Britannia, Britannia Rules the Waves’: From fishing patriotism to pragmatism

    ‘Rule Britannia, Britannia Rules the Waves’: From fishing patriotism to pragmatism Creative commons image Icon 'Fishing for Leave' by Sonse, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Sep 2017
    Pop quiz: which UK industry is approximately equal in size to sewing machine manufacturing, yet claims to have swung the Brexit vote?
  • An Epochal Election: welcome to the era of platform politics Creative commons image Icon Capitalism is Crisis LABOFII, by Richard Houguez, via Platform London Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    05 Sep 2017

  • An Epochal Election: welcome to the era of platform politics

    An Epochal Election: welcome to the era of platform politics Creative commons image Icon Capitalism is Crisis LABOFII, by Richard Houguez, via Platform London Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Advanced level Duration 15 mins Updated 05 Sep 2017
    How are new communications technologies affecting political thought and action? Prof. Jeremy Gilbert makes a leftist analysis of what happened in the Brexit...

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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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    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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    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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    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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  • What is Europe?

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    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

  • Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro

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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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    24 Feb 2016

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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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    22 Feb 2016

  • Developing countries in the world trade regime

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    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 22 Feb 2016
    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
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    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

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    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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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 13 Nov 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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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 13 Nov 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 13 Nov 2017
    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

    BA (Honours) International Studies

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    BA  (Honours) International Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 13 Nov 2017
    Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly...

    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 13 Nov 2017
    Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can –...

    BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences

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    BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences Creative commons image Icon Glenn Halog under CC-BY-NC 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 13 Nov 2017
    What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to...