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  • Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: October Films

    Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan

    Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel the still-volatile border of Pakistan and India.

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  • Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan

    Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: October Films New content
    Updated 28 Aug 2017
    Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel the still-volatile border of Pakistan and India.
  • Milton Keynes and Me Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Platform Productions

    Milton Keynes and Me

    Filmmaker Richard Macer goes home to Milton Keynes as both are about to turn 50.

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    16 Aug 2017

  • Milton Keynes and Me

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    Filmmaker Richard Macer goes home to Milton Keynes as both are about to turn 50.
  • The dark side of American populism in the Trump era Creative commons image Icon Nana Gysie under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    The dark side of American populism in the Trump era

    By Dr Todd Landman

    Dr Todd Landman, of the University of Nottingham, considers the rise of the right following the fatal violence at a...

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    16 Aug 2017

  • The dark side of American populism in the Trump era

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2017
    Dr Todd Landman, of the University of Nottingham, considers the rise of the right following the fatal violence at a extremist rally in Charlottesville at the...
  • How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates

    By Andrew V Papachristos, Chris M Smith

    In new research which studies the social relationships of organized crime in Chicago in the 1920s, Chris M. Smith and...

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    16 Aug 2017

  • How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates

    How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2017
    In new research which studies the social relationships of organized crime in Chicago in the 1920s, Chris M. Smith and Andrew V. Papachristos were able to...
  • From a distance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Andreas Engman

    From a distance

    By Behjat Omer Abdulla, Dr Umut Erel

    From a Distance: A conversation on the ethics of representing the refugee crisis between Umut Erel and Behjat Omer...

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    02 Mar 2017

  • From a distance

    From a distance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Andreas Engman
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    From a Distance: A conversation on the ethics of representing the refugee crisis between Umut Erel and Behjat Omer Abdulla
  • Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening

    By Lucia Scazzocchio, Dr Giota Alevizou

    Beyond The Babble is an interactive and participatory audio focused installation, exploring questions of identity,...

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    02 Mar 2017

  • Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening

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    Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Mar 2017
    Beyond The Babble is an interactive and participatory audio focused installation, exploring questions of identity, belonging and the fragile nuance of power...
  • I Bought A Rainforest Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James

    I Bought A Rainforest

    Join Charlie Hamilton James in this OU/BBC co-production, as he attempts to do his bit for the planet by buying a chunk of the Amazon. But his...

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    16 Aug 2017

  • I Bought A Rainforest

    I Bought A Rainforest Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James New content
    Introductory level Updated 16 Aug 2017
    Join Charlie Hamilton James in this OU/BBC co-production, as he attempts to do his bit for the planet by buying a chunk of the Amazon. But his plans of...
  • How do you become US President? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Samuel Guerra

    How do you become US President?

    By Dr Richard Heffernan

    If you fancy the top job in US politics, Dr Richard Heffernan has some advice on the mechanics of the system.

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    16 Aug 2017

  • How do you become US President?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2017
    If you fancy the top job in US politics, Dr Richard Heffernan has some advice on the mechanics of the system.
  • Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Who We Are

    Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

    By Agnes Czajka, Nele Vos

    Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange....

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    06 Mar 2017

  • Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

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    Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Who We Are
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange. Agnes asked Nele what kinds of issues The...
  • A reader's guide to Midnight's Children Creative commons image Icon Fronteiras do Pensamento under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    A reader's guide to Midnight's Children

    By Dr Stephanie Forward

    As BBC Radio 4 launches an ambitious dramatisation of the work, discover Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning...

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    14 Aug 2017

  • A reader's guide to Midnight's Children

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Aug 2017
    As BBC Radio 4 launches an ambitious dramatisation of the work, discover Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning novel Midnight's Children.

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  • 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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    Introductory level Duration 18 hours Updated 16 Aug 2017
    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex...
  • Drug development process: combating pain

    Drug development process: combating pain, is a free course offering a brief introduction to the process of new drug discovery; from identification...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    Drug development process: combating pain, is a free course offering a brief...
  • Water use and the water cycle

    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Aug 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is...
  • Am I ready to be a distance learner?

    Have you wanted to study at a higher level and not been in a position to become a full-time student? Have you wondered if you are ready? Distance...

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    14 Aug 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Have you wanted to study at a higher level and not been in a position to become a...
  • The meaning of crime

    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free course, The meaning of crime, examines how we, as a 'society', define...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Aug 2017

  • The meaning of crime

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    The meaning of crime Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 11 Aug 2017
    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free...
  • The family at the centre of early learning

    This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the positive learning relationships that can exist in any family and how...

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    11 Aug 2017

  • The family at the centre of early learning

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    The family at the centre of early learning Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Courtesy: Karen Horsley. Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 11 Aug 2017
    This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the...
  • The business of football

    Welcome to this free course, The business of football, produced by The Open University working in partnership with The English Football League...

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  • The business of football

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    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 11 Aug 2017
    Welcome to this free course, The business of football, produced by The Open...
  • 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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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    10 Aug 2017

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    Advanced level Duration 24 hours Updated 10 Aug 2017
    This free course, Mastering systems thinking in practice, provides a primer for...
  • Environmental management and organisations

    It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels and by organisations of all types and sizes. However it is not always...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    09 Aug 2017

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    It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels and by...
  • Machines, minds and computers

    Computers are becoming smarter and may soon become intelligent. This free course, Machines, minds and computers, looks at what intelligence is, how...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    08 Aug 2017

  • Machines, minds and computers

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 08 Aug 2017
    Computers are becoming smarter and may soon become intelligent. This free course,...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 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 14 Aug 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 14 Aug 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 14 Aug 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 14 Aug 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 14 Aug 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 14 Aug 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 14 Aug 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 14 Aug 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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