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The energy dilemma

The energy dilemma Creative commons image Credit: Lee Haywood under CC BY-SA 2.0 license New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2014
How can the Government balance voter and industry expectations of the energy market in the lead up to the next election? 

A taxing question

A taxing question Creative commons image Credit: Tree Santos under CC-BY-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Aug 2014
Scotland's bid for independence is posing many questions, one of the most important questions concerns funding. So, what effect will devolution...

Host City Glasgow: Ten things the tourist guides probably never mentioned

Host City Glasgow: Ten things the tourist guides probably never mentioned Creative commons image Credit: STV under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Aug 2014
Take away the glitz, glamour and the 'pan-loafy' spectacular of the Commonwealth Games and discover the authenic side of 'Glesga' in this 'wee'...

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Welfare, crime and society

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Welfare, crime and society Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 14 Dec 2009
If you feel that you are being watched, it may well be that you are. Surveillance is an ever growing feature of 21st century life in countries...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Aug 2014
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...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Aug 2014
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...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3000 hours Updated 29 Aug 2014
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...