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Fiscal responsibility and monetary policy

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Fiscal responsibility and monetary policy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 28 Mar 2014
Why do economies go into recession, and what should policymakers do? How do governments use money to influence the economy?...

Creative Futures

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Creative Futures Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 17 Feb 2014
Is creativity a mindset or can it be developed? How much influence does organisational culture have on creativity in the workplace? And is there...

Management and the unconscious mind

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Management and the unconscious mind Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Nov 2013
How can the unconscious mind influence management styles? Is rational thinking a pre-requisite for good ideas? The human brain is an incredibly...

Alan Turing: Life and legacy

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Alan Turing: Life and legacy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 22 Jun 2012
To what extent did Alan Turing influence the evolution of modern computing? The 20th Century mathematician is considered by many to be the father...

Measuring the Immeasurable

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Measuring the Immeasurable Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 10 Nov 2010
We live with a paradox. We need to measure our world to make sense of it, but important things are really hard to measure. And, when we do measure...

In conversation with Terry Waite

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In conversation with Terry Waite Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 25 Mar 2010
How was Terry Waite able to build rapport with an Islamic extremist group? After being held captive for nearly four years, the former hostage has...

Charles Darwin - the man and the scientist

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Charles Darwin - the man and the scientist Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 04 Nov 2009
Charles Darwin is one of most famous scientists of the nineteenth century, but what was he like as a child, a father and a husband? How did his...

Doreen Massey: Space, Place and Politics

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Doreen Massey: Space, Place and Politics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 2 hours 45 mins Updated 07 Aug 2009
Why does geography matter? Open University Professor Doreen Massey has devoted her life to the subject, speaking passionately about the...

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Art history: early modern

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Art history: early modern Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 23 Mar 2012
The world of the early modern period (C10th - C16th) was one of religious obsession, power struggles and plunder. But it was also a world of...

Exploring Greek vases

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Exploring Greek vases Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Feb 2012
What can you learn about an archaic community from the art they created? Can the way in which their artefacts are displayed enhance the experience...

Wordsworth, De Quincey and Dove cottage

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Wordsworth, De Quincey and Dove cottage Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Intermediate level Duration 25 mins Updated 05 Oct 2011
Can a location inspire great poetry? To what extent can a person’s environment influence their art? After leaving the area as a child the Romantic...

The Romantics

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The Romantics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Intermediate level Duration 35 mins Updated 05 Oct 2011
How did Romantic writers address questions of identity? How did their experiences influence the way they expressed themselves? The Romantic period...

English: Language of controversy

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English: Language of controversy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 12 Aug 2011
Is English a force for good? What have been the ramifications of this language’s dominance in ex colonies and also throughout the world?...

Retail management and marketing

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Retail management and marketing Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 45 mins Updated 10 Jun 2011
How do retailers decide where to locate new stores? Why do consumers behave in a particular manner? How does a frozen pea get from harvest to a...

Shakespeare: A critical analysis

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Shakespeare: A critical analysis Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Advanced level Duration 1 hour Updated 19 Apr 2011
Is Shakespeare still relevant today? How does his work influence pop culture today? Do the themes of his plays continue to resonate with modern...

Worlds of English

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Worlds of English Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 11 Mar 2011
How has the English language spread internationally - and is the worldwide influence of English a cause for celebration or concern? How is it...

Introducing Religions

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Introducing Religions Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 45 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
Why study religion? An understanding of the world’s religious traditions is crucial in helping us to appreciate not just the varied forms of belief...

Darwin and Evolution

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Darwin and Evolution Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 26 Mar 2010
2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On The Origin Of Species. This...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

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Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built environments, given the pressures that threaten them? This certificate is...

Professional Certificate in Effective Practice (Youth Justice)

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Professional Certificate in Effective Practice (Youth Justice) Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
This qualification is for you if you work in the area of youth justice. It will deepen your knowledge and critical understanding of the youth...

Diploma of Higher Education in Leadership and Management

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Diploma of Higher Education in Leadership and Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
How do leadership and management theories and ideas influence the way organisations and individuals think and work? If you want to contribute to...

Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management

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Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
How do leadership and management theories and ideas influence the way organisations and individuals think and work? If you want to contribute to...

BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology

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BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
How can we best manage the environment, given the pressures that threaten its future? How do we design more sustainable practices and use...

BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care

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BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
In the fast-changing world of today’s care sector, professionals at all levels need to be proactive and flexible in order to succeed. This degree...

Making it happen! Leadership, influence and change in retailing

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Making it happen! Leadership, influence and change in retailing Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
This course focuses on leadership and change practice in a retail context and will help you explore how to initiate and carry through improvements...

Worlds of English

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Worlds of English Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
This course looks at the history, diversity, and use of English around the world and explores the origins of the English language, how it has...

Renaissance art reconsidered

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Renaissance art reconsidered Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Renaissance art wasn’t just confined to Italy, as traditional courses would have it… discover new social, geographical and subject areas where its...

Introducing religions

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Introducing religions Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
This module introduces six major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism; exploring beliefs, practices, concepts...