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So, what is this EU referendum everybody is talking about?

So, what is this EU referendum everybody is talking about? Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime - Jonybigude | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Nov 2015
David Cameron has outlined his demands for EU renegotiation prior to a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. But what does this all mean?

The European Union Referendum Bill - A law giving us a say

The European Union Referendum Bill - A law giving us a say Copyrighted image Copyright: Vepar5 | iStockphoto.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jun 2015
As we settle in to our new Conservative Government, Anne Wesemann discusses the EU Referendum and David Cameron's promise of a referendum...

Who makes the difficult decisions about children’s treatment?

Who makes the difficult decisions about children’s treatment? Copyrighted image Copyright: Elena Schweitzer | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Mar 2015
Who has the right to decide on whether a child needs to undergo a surgical procedure? The child, the parents or a medical professional? The...

Prisoner students - learning to escape?

Prisoner students - learning to escape? Creative commons image Gary Edwards under Creative-Commons license
Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Jan 2015
As the government gears up to making universities and prisons responsible for deterring radicalisation can The Open University (OU) look...

The Life You Can Save

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The Life You Can Save Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2014
This animation looks at the law in relation to what is right or wrong. 

Rights Enshrined

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Rights Enshrined Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 30 Oct 2014
What is the role of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the nature of its relationship with the UK Government? What impact does it have...

Sacred and secular: Barry Bussey

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Sacred and secular: Barry Bussey Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Aug 2014
Is religious doctrine still a given when it comes to rights and ethics? This video investigates that question.

Sacred and secular: Brett Scharffs

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Sacred and secular: Brett Scharffs Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Aug 2014
This video explores the corporate social responsibilities of business versus ethical beliefs.

Sacred and secular: Iain Benson

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Sacred and secular: Iain Benson Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Aug 2014
Recognising differences is one way law and religion can complement eachother, says Professor Iain Benson. 

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Software and the law

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Software and the law Copyrighted image Copyright: ollo / E+ / Getty Images
Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
In this free course, Software and the law, you'll look at the laws relevant to software and its use, taking a global perspective. ...

Making and using rules

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Making and using rules Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 01 Apr 2016
Rules affect us all, and the way they are made and interpreted could affect how we live. This free course, Making and using rules, explores how we...

Exploring the boundaries of international law

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Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 01 Apr 2016
This free course, Exploring the boundaries of international law, is designed to provide you with an introduction to key concepts underpinning your...

Changing law: mental capacity legislation

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Changing law: mental capacity legislation Copyrighted image Copyright: © Morfudd
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
The aim of this free course, Changing law: mental capacity legislation, is to consider how legal problems are identified and how the law develops...

Energy resources: Nuclear energy

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Energy resources: Nuclear energy Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other...

The law-making process in England and Wales

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The law-making process in England and Wales Creative commons image Recardo Andre Frantz in Wikipedia made available under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
This free course, The law-making process in England and Wales, introduces you to the sources of law in England and Wales. It examines the...

Social care, social work and the law - England and Wales

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Social care, social work and the law - England and Wales Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
This free course is made up of four extracts related to social care, social work and the law in England and Wales. The extracts are stand-alone...

Social work and the law in Scotland

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Social work and the law in Scotland Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 10 Feb 2016
Social work is a dynamic profession that is undergoing a period of significant change in Scotland. Social workers have the power to make...

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject from a UK university or recognised overseas university, you can...

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move. If you want to practise law professionally, a law degree is a...

Certificate in Working Together for Children

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Certificate in Working Together for Children Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and values in a wide range of topics such as communication, transitions,...

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move. If you want to practise law professionally, a law degree is a...

An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland

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An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
Introductory level Duration 150 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Investigate key areas of the Scottish legal system, including laws relating to employment and children, and consider the role of the Scottish...

The law dissertation

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The law dissertation Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016 Register by 21 Oct 2016
The Law Dissertation is the final element of the LLM and will support you in completing a research project based on your previous LLM studies.

Law: ownership and trusteeship: rights and responsibilities

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Law: ownership and trusteeship: rights and responsibilities Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This course examines the Foundations of Legal Knowledge in land law, and equity and trusts, looking at a variety of issues concerning ownership and...

Exploring legal meaning

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Exploring legal meaning Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016 Register by 21 Oct 2016
This course explores the place and meaning of law in the modern world and provides a broad understanding of how law works in different contexts.

People, work and society Access module

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People, work and society Access module Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Increase your confidence, improve your study skills, and prepare yourself for a range of qualifications in children and young people; health; law;...

Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility

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Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016 Register by 21 Oct 2016
This course examines the nature of corporate commitment to principles of corporate social responsibility in different contexts and its inter...