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  • Blue Planet II Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Blue Planet II

    Sir David Attenborough presents Blue Planet II.

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    24 Nov 2017

  • Blue Planet II

    Blue Planet II Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Nov 2017
    Sir David Attenborough presents Blue Planet II.
  • Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Richard Gillespie - Wall to Wall media Ltd

    Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain

    During the blitz over four hundred and fifty thousand bombs rained down on Britain - how did they shape our future?

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  • Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain

    Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Richard Gillespie - Wall to Wall media Ltd Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Nov 2017
    During the blitz over four hundred and fifty thousand bombs rained down on Britain - how did they shape our future?
  • Autumn Budget 2017: First reactions Creative commons image Icon Foreign & Commonwealth Office under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Autumn Budget 2017: First reactions

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    Academics from around the UK, including the OU's Peter Bloom, respond to the first budget of the current...

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    22 Nov 2017

  • Autumn Budget 2017: First reactions

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    Academics from around the UK, including the OU's Peter Bloom, respond to the first budget of the current government.
  • How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box? Creative commons image Icon Facebook images copyright respective parties under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box?

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    The 2017 election saw a stronger than foreseen performance by the Labour Party. Matt Walsh explains how Labour’s...

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    22 Nov 2017

  • How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box?

    How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box? Creative commons image Icon Facebook images copyright respective parties under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Nov 2017
    The 2017 election saw a stronger than foreseen performance by the Labour Party. Matt Walsh explains how Labour’s Facebook success played out, heralding the...
  • Could a minority government be a good thing for Angela Merkel? Creative commons image Icon Photographer: Armin Kübelbeck, CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Could a minority government be a good thing for Angela Merkel?

    By Tom Quinn

    As her proposed coalition collapses, Tom Quinn asks if a different style of government might play to Angela Merkel's...

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    21 Nov 2017

  • Could a minority government be a good thing for Angela Merkel?

    Could a minority government be a good thing for Angela Merkel? Creative commons image Icon Photographer: Armin Kübelbeck, CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2017
    As her proposed coalition collapses, Tom Quinn asks if a different style of government might play to Angela Merkel's strengths
  • What's happening in Zimbabwe - and what might happen next? Creative commons image Icon President Of Russia under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What's happening in Zimbabwe - and what might happen next?

    By Stephen Chan

    Messily, slowly, the Mugabe era is being dragged to a close. It's too soon for Zimbabwe to celebrate, though, warns...

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    21 Nov 2017

  • What's happening in Zimbabwe - and what might happen next?

    What's happening in Zimbabwe - and what might happen next? Creative commons image Icon President Of Russia under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2017
    Messily, slowly, the Mugabe era is being dragged to a close. It's too soon for Zimbabwe to celebrate, though, warns Stephen Chan.
  • Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story

    Gabriel Weston investigates the world of the forensic scientist and the murders they've helped to solve.

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    21 Nov 2017

  • Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story

    Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2017
    Gabriel Weston investigates the world of the forensic scientist and the murders they've helped to solve.
  • The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films

    The Hunt

    This lavish co-production from the OU and the BBC gets close to tales of survival. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series...

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    21 Nov 2017

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films Updated content
    Updated 21 Nov 2017
    This lavish co-production from the OU and the BBC gets close to tales of survival. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series explores the dynamic...
  • Life In The Undergrowth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Life In The Undergrowth

    David Attenborough pushes back the foliage and finds a world of invertebrates.

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    21 Nov 2017

  • Life In The Undergrowth

    Life In The Undergrowth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
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    David Attenborough pushes back the foliage and finds a world of invertebrates.
  • Life Story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Anup Shah

    Life Story

    With Life Story, David Attenborough takes us on the greatest of all adventures – the journey through life. Find out more, and watch...

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    21 Nov 2017

  • Life Story

    Life Story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Anup Shah Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2017
    With Life Story, David Attenborough takes us on the greatest of all adventures – the journey through life. Find out more, and watch clips from the series.

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  • Legal skills and debates in Scotland

    This free course, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, considers how laws are interpreted and applied. It looks at legislation, court judgments,...

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  • Legal skills and debates in Scotland

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 21 Nov 2017
    This free course, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, considers how laws are...
  • Surviving the winter

    In this free course, Surviving the winter, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organisms environment. We consider how organisms...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Nov 2017

  • Surviving the winter

    Surviving the winter Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    In this free course, Surviving the winter, we study one aspect of the fluctuating...
  • Collaborative problem solving for community safety

    This free course, Collaborative problem solving for community safety, offers a range of techniques for community police officers, other community...

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    18 Nov 2017

  • Collaborative problem solving for community safety

    Collaborative problem solving for community safety Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 16 hours Updated 18 Nov 2017
    This free course, Collaborative problem solving for community safety, offers a...
  • Smart cities

    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex landscape of smart cities. You’ll hear from smart city innovators and...

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    18 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Nov 2017

  • Smart cities

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    Introductory level Duration 18 hours Updated 17 Nov 2017
    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex...
  • Comparing stars

    Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. Comparing stars is a 16-hour free course that introduces the HertzsprungRussell diagram, an...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Nov 2017

  • Comparing stars

    Comparing stars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 14 Nov 2017
    Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. Comparing stars is a 16-hour...
  • Introducing public health

    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public health and health promotion. It considers the scope and focus of...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    13 Nov 2017

  • Introducing public health

    Introducing public health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Alex Proimos in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Licence Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 13 Nov 2017
    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public...
  • 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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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    10 Nov 2017

  • Goya

    Goya Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
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    What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's...
  • Managing my money for young adults

    This free course, Managing my money for young adults, will help you start to think about managing your finances. You will learn how to budget...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Nov 2017

  • Managing my money for young adults

    Managing my money for young adults Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Eva-Katalin/iStockPhoto.com Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Nov 2017
    This free course, Managing my money for young adults, will help you start to think...
  • Predictive medicine

    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed....

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Nov 2017

  • Predictive medicine

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 09 Nov 2017
    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics...
  • Looking globally: the future of education

    In this free course you will explore three big themes that are challenging the world itself and therefore education: the environment, demographic...

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    24 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    09 Nov 2017

  • Looking globally: the future of education

    Looking globally: the future of education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Pat LaCroix / The Image Bank / Getty Images Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Nov 2017
    In this free course you will explore three big themes that are challenging the...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

    Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

    Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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