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  • OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans

    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from 2017. Together, we've explored the universe...

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    13 Dec 2017

  • OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans

    OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 13 Dec 2017
    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from 2017. Together, we've explored the universe, our planet - and the depths of London,...
  • The values of Bond: What 007 tells us about changing attitudes to sexual harassment Creative commons image Icon Allan Warren under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    07 Dec 2017

  • The values of Bond: What 007 tells us about changing attitudes to sexual harassment

    The values of Bond: What 007 tells us about changing attitudes to sexual harassment Creative commons image Icon Allan Warren under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Dec 2017
    James Bond's workplace relationships reflect changing attitudes over six decades, says Moncia Germana.
  • Culture can be brutal, just ask Milton Keynes Creative commons image Icon wikicommons under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Culture can be brutal, just ask Milton Keynes

    By Liz McFall, Darren Umney

    Liz McFall and Darren Umney consider Milton Keynes' history and cultural heritage and argue that the city's ...

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    07 Dec 2017

  • Culture can be brutal, just ask Milton Keynes

    Culture can be brutal, just ask Milton Keynes Creative commons image Icon wikicommons under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 07 Dec 2017
    Liz McFall and Darren Umney consider Milton Keynes' history and cultural heritage and argue that the city's bidding to be 2023 Capital of Culture...
  • Happy Saint Andrew's Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    As we celebrate St Andrew's Day, the patron saint of Scotland, explore our variety of resources on Scotland's culture...

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    30 Nov 2017

  • Happy Saint Andrew's Day

    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 30 Nov 2017
    As we celebrate St Andrew's Day, the patron saint of Scotland, explore our variety of resources on Scotland's culture, society and heritage. 
  • Future of Empowerment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Future of Empowerment

    By Dr Peter Bloom, Dr Cinzia Priola, Dr Paul Walley, Dr Charles Barthold

    This documentary looks at the future of empowerment – specifically at the ways new technologies can be used to...

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    50 mins

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    15 Nov 2017

  • Future of Empowerment

    Future of Empowerment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 15 Nov 2017
    This documentary looks at the future of empowerment – specifically at the ways new technologies can be used to empower people to transform their lives, the...
  • How can scientists fight the tide of Creative commons image Icon NHD-INFO under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How can scientists fight the tide of "fake news"?

    By Crispin Maslog

    "Fake news" is as much a problem for scientists as politicians. Crispin Maslog calls for an end to propaganda dressed...

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    02 Nov 2017

  • How can scientists fight the tide of "fake news"?

    How can scientists fight the tide of Creative commons image Icon NHD-INFO under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Nov 2017
    "Fake news" is as much a problem for scientists as politicians. Crispin Maslog calls for an end to propaganda dressed up in lab coats.
  • Catalonia: What happens now? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: max_jam

    Catalonia: What happens now?

    By Dr Paul Kennedy

    Dr Paul Kennedy shares his assessment of where the dissolution of the Catalonian parliament and announcement of new...

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    01 Nov 2017

  • Catalonia: What happens now?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Nov 2017
    Dr Paul Kennedy shares his assessment of where the dissolution of the Catalonian parliament and announcement of new elections leaves both sides.
  • Methods in Motion: Research Modes, Moves, Methods Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Elizabeth Silva

    Methods in Motion: Research Modes, Moves, Methods

    By Professor Elizabeth Silva

    Elizabeth Silva rounds off the 'Methods in Motion' blog series reflecting on how her own life experience has informed...

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    01 Nov 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Research Modes, Moves, Methods

    Methods in Motion: Research Modes, Moves, Methods Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Elizabeth Silva
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Nov 2017
    Elizabeth Silva rounds off the 'Methods in Motion' blog series reflecting on how her own life experience has informed her ways of knowing, and the...
  • Cultural differences in mental health? Creative commons image Icon Chinchu.c under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Cultural differences in mental health?

    By Dr Jonathan Leach

    October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day. The OU's Jonathan Leach asks: Are mental health problems the same...

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    10 Oct 2017

  • Cultural differences in mental health?

    Cultural differences in mental health? Creative commons image Icon Chinchu.c under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Oct 2017
    October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day. The OU's Jonathan Leach asks: Are mental health problems the same the world over? 
  • Methods in Motion: An emerging politics of Brexit Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Banksy / under terms on Banksy's official website

    Methods in Motion: An emerging politics of Brexit

    By Eleni Andreouli

    Are we seeing the start of a new political, ideological and cultural order? Dr Eleni Andreouli weighs the evidence.

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    28 Sep 2017

  • Methods in Motion: An emerging politics of Brexit

    Methods in Motion: An emerging politics of Brexit Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Banksy / under terms on Banksy's official website
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Sep 2017
    Are we seeing the start of a new political, ideological and cultural order? Dr Eleni Andreouli weighs the evidence.

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  • Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency

    This free course, Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency, will introduce two approaches to understanding juvenile delinquency. The...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    06 Oct 2017

  • Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 06 Oct 2017
    This free course, Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency, will...
  • Psychology in the 21st century

    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st century, examines how different aspects of human behaviour provide the...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Sep 2017

  • Psychology in the 21st century

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Sep 2017
    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st...
  • Passports: identity and airports

    This free course, Passports: identity and airports, offers a sociological analysis of the modern airport. Using a lively mixture of videos,...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    18 Sep 2017

  • Passports: identity and airports

    Passports: identity and airports Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © ArtWell/Shutterstock.com
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    This free course, Passports: identity and airports, offers a sociological analysis...
  • Attention

    What does 'attention' mean to you? This free course, Attention, will help you to examine how we 'pay attention'. How do we manage to single out...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    25 Aug 2017

  • Attention

    Attention Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 25 Aug 2017
    What does 'attention' mean to you? This free course, Attention, will help you to...
  • Information technology: A new era?

    Do the advances in information technology equate to a new industrial revolution? The advances made by IBM, Dell and many other manufacturers have...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    07 Aug 2017

  • Information technology: A new era?

    Information technology: A new era? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 07 Aug 2017
    Do the advances in information technology equate to a new industrial revolution?...
  • Nuclear power: Friend or foe?

    Are you for or against nuclear energy? The necessity to respond to climate change has put nuclear energy back on the political agenda as an...

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    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    02 Aug 2017

  • Nuclear power: Friend or foe?

    Nuclear power: Friend or foe? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    Are you for or against nuclear energy? The necessity to respond to climate change...
  • 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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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 Jul 2017

  • The value of coffee

    The value of coffee
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 23 Jul 2017
    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will...
  • The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective

    The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology. However, is there more to our bodies than that? Some psychologists...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    08 Jun 2017

  • The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective

    The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology....
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity

    This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to that of the majority. This...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    08 Jun 2017

  • Sexual orientation and gender identity

    Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 08 Jun 2017
    This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or...
  • Sexuality, parenthood and population

    Sexuality and parenthood encompass some of the most ordinary and yet most profound experiences that life has to offer. In this free course,...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    31 Jan 2017

  • Sexuality, parenthood and population

    Sexuality, parenthood and population Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 31 Jan 2017
    Sexuality and parenthood encompass some of the most ordinary and yet most profound...

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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 11 Dec 2017
    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 11 Dec 2017
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    Foundation Degree in Counselling

    Foundation Degree in Counselling Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly...

    BA/BSc Open degree

    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    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 11 Dec 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Foundation Degree in Financial Services

    Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

    Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly...

    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Is there a link between poverty and crime? Are inequality and injustice factors in...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

    Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...