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Is Bitcoin legal?

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Updated 27 Oct 2014
Most of the world’s largest economies allow Bitcoin transfers without restriction but others have outlawed the currency.

United Nations Day

United Nations Day Copyrighted image Credit: © Dean Bertoncelj | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Oct 2014
To celebrate the United Nations Day (24 October), we round up some useful resources to look at the evolution of human rights, peace and...

Sacred and secular

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Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 04 Sep 2014
Leaders in the fields of religion, law and business discuss the complications when the three align.

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Exploring the boundaries of international law

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Exploring the boundaries of international law Copyright free image Credit: © 2012 The Open University. All rights reserved
Masters level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 Sep 2014
This unit of study is designed to provide you with an introduction to key concepts which underpin your study of international law. It introduces...

An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland

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An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Aug 2014
Many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those of England and Wales. Centuries of development and growth have been influenced by...

Starting with law

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
Starting with law explores key legal concepts such as legal capacity and the rights and responsibilities of the individual. You will examine how...

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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 31 Oct 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...

Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 31 Oct 2014
If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject from a UK university or recognised overseas university, you can...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 31 Oct 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...