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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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    This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.
  • 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. 
  • Does poor spelling really make President Trump unfit for office? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Office of the President of the United States

    Does poor spelling really make President Trump unfit for office?

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    It's not an unpresidented question - should poor spelling be a bar to high office? Philip Seargeant wants us to wake...

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  • Does poor spelling really make President Trump unfit for office?

    Does poor spelling really make President Trump unfit for office? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Office of the President of the United States New content
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    It's not an unpresidented question - should poor spelling be a bar to high office? Philip Seargeant wants us to wake up and smell the covfefe.
  • Rod Stewart was a 1970s ally Creative commons image Icon Allan Warren under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Rod Stewart was a 1970s ally

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    With a powerful ballad and a refusal to bend the knee to his record label, Rod Stewart was an early, unapologetic...

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    With a powerful ballad and a refusal to bend the knee to his record label, Rod Stewart was an early, unapologetic supporter of equality. Robert Morrison...
  • Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed?

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    Women are no less likely to die from a heart attack than men - and some groups of women may be more likely to suffer...

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  • Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed?

    Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain New content
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    Women are no less likely to die from a heart attack than men - and some groups of women may be more likely to suffer an attack. But more men receive...
  • Living with MS: Not just surviving but thriving (with a little canine care) Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Living with MS: Not just surviving but thriving (with a little canine care)

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    How do assistance dogs help people with MS keep control over their lives?

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  • Living with MS: Not just surviving but thriving (with a little canine care)

    Living with MS: Not just surviving but thriving (with a little canine care) Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Updated content
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    How do assistance dogs help people with MS keep control over their lives?
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    Order your free 'Secrets of the Human Body' poster to accompany the OU/BBC series 'The Human Body: Secrets of your...

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    Order your free 'Secrets of the Human Body' poster to accompany the OU/BBC series 'The Human Body: Secrets of your Life Revealed'.
  • International Day of Peace Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Georges Kyrillos | Dreamstime.com

    International Day of Peace

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    21 September is the UN's International Day of Peace. Learn more about peace and coping after conflict with these...

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  • International Day of Peace

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    21 September is the UN's International Day of Peace. Learn more about peace and coping after conflict with these articles and videos.
  • Blue Planet II Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

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  • Blue Planet II

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  • What is Alzheimer's disease? Creative commons image Icon M.L. Cohen under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    What is Alzheimer's disease?

     It looms over many of our lives, but what is Alzheimer's disease? Here's a guide:

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     It looms over many of our lives, but what is Alzheimer's disease? Here's a guide:

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  • 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

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    The landscape of the British Isles has undergone dramatic changes during 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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    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...
  • 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...
  • 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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    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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    This free course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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