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  • Billion Dollar Deals Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: pulsefilmsltd

    Billion Dollar Deals

     and How They Changed Your World. 

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     and How They Changed Your World. 
  • The Detectives: Murder on the Streets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

    This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.

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  • The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

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    This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.
  • How do fire controls harm biodiversity? Creative commons image Icon Francesco Veronesi under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How do fire controls harm biodiversity?

    By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade

    Attempts to control human created fire in Brazil has seen a growth of dense forest - but it comes at a cost, reports...

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  • How do fire controls harm biodiversity?

    How do fire controls harm biodiversity? Creative commons image Icon Francesco Veronesi under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
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    Attempts to control human created fire in Brazil has seen a growth of dense forest - but it comes at a cost, reports Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade.
  • Methods in Motion: How do researchers know? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Olga Von Eck

    Methods in Motion: How do researchers know?

    By Professor Wendy Hollway

    Emeritus Professor Wendy Hollway looks at the motion of emotion in research, asking 'How do we know?'

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  • Methods in Motion: How do researchers know?

    Methods in Motion: How do researchers know? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Olga Von Eck New content
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    Emeritus Professor Wendy Hollway looks at the motion of emotion in research, asking 'How do we know?'
  • Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Lisa Redfern

    Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels

    By Professor Margaret Rayman, Dr Sarah Bath

    Replacing cows milk with non-dairy alternatives can put you at risk of not getting enough iodine. Here's why that...

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  • Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels

    Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Lisa Redfern New content
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    Replacing cows milk with non-dairy alternatives can put you at risk of not getting enough iodine. Here's why that matters - and what you can do about it.
  • Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream

    Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of how the Habsburg family transformed Vienna into the capital that it is today, during a dynasty era...

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  • Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream

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    Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of how the Habsburg family transformed Vienna into the capital that it is today, during a dynasty era lasting nearly 1...
  • European Day of Languages Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Council of Europe

    European Day of Languages

    By Tita Beaven

    Happy European Day of Languages! Find out more about why we should celebrate language learning.

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  • European Day of Languages

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    Happy European Day of Languages! Find out more about why we should celebrate language learning.
  • The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

    Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth. 

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  • The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

    The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
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    Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth. 
  • Understanding the AFD: How to make sense of the far-right populists Creative commons image Icon Oxfordian Kissuth under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Understanding the AFD: How to make sense of the far-right populists

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    In Sunday's [24th September] election, the far-right AFD party won seats for the first time. Daniel Hough charts the...

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  • Understanding the AFD: How to make sense of the far-right populists

    Understanding the AFD: How to make sense of the far-right populists Creative commons image Icon Oxfordian Kissuth under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
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    In Sunday's [24th September] election, the far-right AFD party won seats for the first time. Daniel Hough charts the rise of the party.
  • What's in store for Angela Merkel's fourth term? Creative commons image Icon President Of Russia under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What's in store for Angela Merkel's fourth term?

    By Dr Patricia Hogwood

    Yesterday [24th September 2017] Angela Merkel won a fourth German Presidential election. But challenges from the...

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  • What's in store for Angela Merkel's fourth term?

    What's in store for Angela Merkel's fourth term? Creative commons image Icon President Of Russia under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Sep 2017
    Yesterday [24th September 2017] Angela Merkel won a fourth German Presidential election. But challenges from the edges of politics suggests this isn't going...

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  • Beginners' Chinese

    Learn about Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication and gain insights into Chinese society and culture. This free course, Beginners’ Chinese,...

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    Learn about Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication and gain insights into...
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    This free course, Managing my financial journey, explores the history of the financial services industry in the UK and its transformation following...

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    This free course, Managing my financial journey, explores the history of the...
  • Goya

    What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's career? This free course will guide you through the works of Goya...

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    What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's...
  • 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...
  • The science behind wheeled sports

    This free course, The science behind wheeled sports, focuses on cycling and wheelchair racing: what we might collectively call wheeled sports. The...

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    This free course, The science behind wheeled sports, focuses on cycling and...
  • Geological processes in the British Isles

    The landscape of the British Isles has undergone dramatic changes during the history of the Earth, from shallow sea to desert to the familiar...

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    The landscape of the British Isles has undergone dramatic changes during the...
  • Religious diversity: rethinking religion

    Religion is not necessarily what you think it is! This free course, Religious diversity: rethinking religion, introduces you to a selection of the...

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    Religion is not necessarily what you think it is! This free course, Religious...
  • Scottish courts and the law

    This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the...

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    This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and...
  • 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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    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st...
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    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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    This free course, Passports: identity and airports, offers a sociological analysis...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    Professional Certificate in Accounting
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    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
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    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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