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  • Hospital Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Hospital

    Hospital, our new six-part co-production with the BBC, is the story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 

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  • Hospital

    Hospital Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Updated 25 Jan 2017
    Hospital, our new six-part co-production with the BBC, is the story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 
  • Thinking Allowed 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Thinking Allowed 2017

    OU/BBC's Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights from The Open University...

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    25 Jan 2017

  • Thinking Allowed 2017

    Thinking Allowed 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
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    OU/BBC's Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights from The Open University every week...
  • What happens now the government has lost the Brexit court case? Creative commons image Icon Kay Williams under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    What happens now the government has lost the Brexit court case?

    By Fiona de Londras

    Earlier today, the Supreme Court rejected the government's appeal against a judgement insisting Parliament had to...

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    24 Jan 2017

  • What happens now the government has lost the Brexit court case?

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    What happens now the government has lost the Brexit court case? Creative commons image Icon Kay Williams under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Earlier today, the Supreme Court rejected the government's appeal against a judgement insisting Parliament had to vote on triggering Article 50. So what now?
  • Methods in Motion: Occupying spaces in Hong Kong and London Creative commons image Icon Charlie Owen under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Occupying spaces in Hong Kong and London

    By Dr Paul-François Tremlett

    Paul-Francois Tremlett explored the spaces the Occupy movement created - physical spaces, but also political spaces.

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    24 Jan 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Occupying spaces in Hong Kong and London

    Methods in Motion: Occupying spaces in Hong Kong and London Creative commons image Icon Charlie Owen under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Paul-Francois Tremlett explored the spaces the Occupy movement created - physical spaces, but also political spaces.
  • Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia? Creative commons image Icon Morgan under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia?

    By Dr Cheryl Hawkes

    New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Jan 2017

  • Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia?

    Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia? Creative commons image Icon Morgan under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2017
    New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains why we might all want to stick in the...
  • Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online? Creative commons image Icon marwho under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online?

    By Dr Richard Forno

    Richard Forno says focusing on short-term fixes might make us too exhausted to shape a long term solution to the...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Jan 2017

  • Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online?

    Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online? Creative commons image Icon marwho under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Richard Forno says focusing on short-term fixes might make us too exhausted to shape a long term solution to the challenges of cybersecurity.
  • What is the Supreme Court's role in Brexit? Creative commons image Icon M Zhu under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    What is the Supreme Court's role in Brexit?

    By Professor Maurice Sunkin

    Today, The Supreme Court delivers its verdict on whether Parliament should be involved in the decisions...

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    24 Jan 2017

  • What is the Supreme Court's role in Brexit?

    What is the Supreme Court's role in Brexit? Creative commons image Icon M Zhu under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Today, The Supreme Court delivers its verdict on whether Parliament should be involved in the decisions around triggering Article 50 and starting...
  • Good Churchill, bad Churchill? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Chris Dorney | Dreamstime.com

    Good Churchill, bad Churchill?

    By The OpenLearn team

    On 24th January 1965 Winston Churchill died. To mark the anniversary of his death, we take a look at some of the...

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  • Good Churchill, bad Churchill?

    Good Churchill, bad Churchill? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Chris Dorney | Dreamstime.com Updated content
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    On 24th January 1965 Winston Churchill died. To mark the anniversary of his death, we take a look at some of the highlights as well as the controversies of...
  • Genius of the Ancient World

    Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.

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    23 Jan 2017

  • Genius of the Ancient World

    Genius of the Ancient World Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2017
    Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.
  • Child of Our Time: Try our surveys Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Child of Our Time: Try our surveys

    By John Oates

    How does your sense of self compare with other people? How good are you at performing complex tasks? How do you and...

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    23 Jan 2017

  • Child of Our Time: Try our surveys

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Jan 2017
    How does your sense of self compare with other people? How good are you at performing complex tasks? How do you and your children cope with stress? Try our...

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  • Criminology beyond crime

    This free course, Criminology beyond crime, examines the notion of 'social harm' as an alternative to the legal definition of 'crime'. To...

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    3 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    24 Jan 2017

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    Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    This free course, Criminology beyond crime, examines the notion of 'social harm'...
  • 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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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • Migration

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    Migration Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special...
  • An introduction to public leadership

    In this free course, An introduction to public leadership, you will learn more about leadership in the context of public service provision, by...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Jan 2017

  • An introduction to public leadership

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    An introduction to public leadership Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © calaimage/Robert Daly/Getty Images Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    In this free course, An introduction to public leadership, you will learn more...
  • Get started with online learning

    This free course will explain how you can study online without putting the rest of your life on hold.

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 Jan 2017

  • Get started with online learning

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    Get started with online learning Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © monkeybusinessimages (via iStockphoto.com) Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017
    This free course will explain how you can study online without putting the rest of...
  • Changing cities

    Urban processes are increasingly held to be responsible for causing a variety of problems environmental destruction, social injustice, global...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    23 Jan 2017

  • Changing cities

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    Changing cities Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017
    Urban processes are increasingly held to be responsible for causing a variety of...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    23 Jan 2017

  • Smart cities

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    Smart cities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © vladimir zakharov/Getty Images Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 18 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017
    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex...
  • Understanding musical scores

    This free course, Understanding musical scores, provides a general introduction to how to understand a musical score, and insights into what...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 Jan 2017

  • Understanding musical scores

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    Understanding musical scores Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Emir Memedovski/iStockphoto.com Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017
    This free course, Understanding musical scores, provides a general introduction to...
  • Returning to STEM

    This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to help you get back into a career in science, technology,...

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    24 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2017

  • Returning to STEM

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    Returning to STEM Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Jan 2017
    This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to...
  • Visions of protest: Graffiti

    This free course, Visions of protest: Graffiti, introduces students to contrasting understandings of graffiti. It draws on a wide range of graffiti...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2017

  • Visions of protest: Graffiti

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    Visions of protest: Graffiti Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 20 Jan 2017
    This free course, Visions of protest: Graffiti, introduces students to contrasting...
  • China and the USA: cooperation or conflict?

    This free course explores the relationship between China and the United States and analyses whether China’s rapid rise will lead to greater...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    19 Jan 2017

  • China and the USA: cooperation or conflict?

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    China and the USA: cooperation or conflict? Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 19 Jan 2017
    This free course explores the relationship between China and the United States and...

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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    Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

    Certificate in Physics

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    Duration 900 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age –...

    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Do you work with young people in the youth justice system? Would you like to study...

    Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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    Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    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 24 Jan 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly...
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