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  • 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

    The Detectives: Murder on the Streets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
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    This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.
  • As Cassini reaches the end, we should prepare the next mission Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho

    As Cassini reaches the end, we should prepare the next mission

    By Professor Monica Grady

    What Cassini taught us about Saturn's moons is a start. We look back at its amazing journey, and Monica Grady argues...

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    18 Sep 2017

  • As Cassini reaches the end, we should prepare the next mission

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    What Cassini taught us about Saturn's moons is a start. We look back at its amazing journey, and Monica Grady argues we should now be thinking about sending...
  • Methods in Motion: Is Q still the answer? Creative commons image Icon Annette Dubois under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Is Q still the answer?

    By Professor Paul Stenner

    Paul Stenner considers social constructionism - and wonders if it ever-changing times means research methods also...

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  • Methods in Motion: Is Q still the answer?

    Methods in Motion: Is Q still the answer? Creative commons image Icon Annette Dubois under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2017
    Paul Stenner considers social constructionism - and wonders if it ever-changing times means research methods also need to change.
  • Methods in Motion: The middle children Creative commons image Icon PersonalCreations.com under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: The middle children

    By Dr Sarah Crafter

    Dr Sarah Crafter explores how child language brokers act as cultural mediators of identity and belonging.

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    18 Sep 2017

  • Methods in Motion: The middle children

    Methods in Motion: The middle children Creative commons image Icon PersonalCreations.com under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2017
    Dr Sarah Crafter explores how child language brokers act as cultural mediators of identity and belonging.
  • Light And Dark Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Light And Dark

    In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe.

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    18 Sep 2017

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    In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe.
  • The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA / NASA / JPL / University of Arizona

    The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan)

    By Professor John Zarnecki, Karl Atkinson

    The OU's planetary scientists spend time on Chesil Beach, simulating the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

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  • The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan)

    The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA / NASA / JPL / University of Arizona Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Sep 2017
    The OU's planetary scientists spend time on Chesil Beach, simulating the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
  • 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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    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...
  • Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: FranciscoFdez

    Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble?

    By Loizos Heracleous

    As it launches a new model, Apple is hoping that its brand will persuade enough people to dig deep into their pockets...

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    14 Sep 2017

  • Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    As it launches a new model, Apple is hoping that its brand will persuade enough people to dig deep into their pockets. Loizos Heracleous explores Apple's...
  • Are movies really getting longer? Creative commons image Icon rpb1001 under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Are movies really getting longer?

    By Evan Stewart

    You might think movies are getting longer and longer - but the data tells a more interesting story. Evan Stewart...

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    14 Sep 2017

  • Are movies really getting longer?

    Are movies really getting longer? Creative commons image Icon rpb1001 under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
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    You might think movies are getting longer and longer - but the data tells a more interesting story. Evan Stewart orders a large popcorn.
  • 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

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

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  • 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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    This free course, Passports: identity and airports, offers a sociological analysis...
  • Children’s perspectives on play

    In this free course, Children's perspectives on play, you are asked to put yourself in the place of young children and to think about their view of...

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    In this free course, Children's perspectives on play, you are asked to put...
  • 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...
  • Learning to Learn

    Learning and change can mean big decisions and asking important questions. This free course, Learning to learn, is a friendly starting point...

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    Learning and change can mean big decisions and asking important questions. This...
  • Creating musical sounds

    How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something whether a piano or a vacuum cleaner is...

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    12 Sep 2017

  • Creating musical sounds

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 12 Sep 2017
    How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we...
  • Watching the weather

    This free course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations are made looking upwards from the surface of the Earth, looking...

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    07 Sep 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 07 Sep 2017
    This free course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations...
  • Improve your understanding of spoken German

    This free course, Improve your understanding of spoken German, is aimed at intermediate learners of German with an interest in language and culture...

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    07 Sep 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 07 Sep 2017
    This free course, Improve your understanding of spoken German, is aimed at...
  • Migration

    Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special reference to birds, and also introducing the themes of movement,...

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  • Migration

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    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 07 Sep 2017
    Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special...
  • Succeed with maths – Part 1

    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put...

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    06 Sep 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 06 Sep 2017
    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course...
  • Mastering systems thinking in practice

    This free course, Mastering systems thinking in practice, provides a primer for someone wanting to take the postgraduate qualifications in Systems...

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    24 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    06 Sep 2017

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    Advanced level Duration 24 hours Updated 06 Sep 2017
    This free course, Mastering systems thinking in practice, provides a primer for...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    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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    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    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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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    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 18 Sep 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 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
    Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    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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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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