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

The European Union Referendum Bill - A law giving us a say Copyrighted image Credit: 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 Credit: 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...

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

So, what is this EU referendum everybody is talking about? Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime - Jonybigude | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Mar 2015
The EU referendum has been in the media alot recently, do you know what it is all about?

Prisoner students - learning to escape?

Prisoner students - learning to escape? Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
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 Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2014
This animation looks at the law in relation to what is right or wrong. 

Sacred and secular: Barry Bussey

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Sacred and secular: Barry Bussey Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
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 Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
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 Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Aug 2014
Recognising differences is one way law and religion can complement eachother, says Professor Iain Benson. 

Sacred and secular: Jaclyn Neo

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Sacred and secular: Jaclyn Neo Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Aug 2014
A focus on the Malaysian government's use of law and religion to exercise power.

Sacred and secular: Julian Rivers

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Sacred and secular: Julian Rivers Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Aug 2014
Religious beliefs towards dress, sexuality and property versus secular law is discussed by Professor Julian Rivers.   

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The law-making process in England and Wales

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The law-making process in England and Wales Creative commons image Credit: Recardo Andre Frantz in Wikipedia made available under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
This free course, The law-making process in England and Wales, introduces you to the sources of law and law-making process in England and Wales. It...

Changing law: mental capacity legislation

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Changing law: mental capacity legislation Copyrighted image Credit: © Morfudd
Masters level Duration 10 hours Updated 07 Jan 2015
The aim of the unit is to consider how legal problems are identified and how the law develops to address those problems. It uses the evolution of...

Exploring the boundaries of international law

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Masters level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 Sep 2014
This unit of study is designed to provide you with an introduction to key concepts which underpin your study of international law. It introduces...

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 Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
This unit is made up of four extracts related to social care, social work and the law. The extracts are stand-alone sections but follow on from...

Social work and the law in Scotland

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Social work and the law in Scotland Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 31 Jul 2012
Social work is a dynamic profession that is undergoing a period of significant change in Scotland. Social workers have the power to make...

Making and using rules

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Making and using rules Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 25 Jul 2011
Rules affect us all, and the way they are made and interpreted could affect how we live. This unit explores how we could interpret and apply rules,...

Energy resources: Nuclear energy

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Energy resources: Nuclear energy Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 02 Jun 2011
The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other...

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
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 Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
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...

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015
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...

People, work and society Access module

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People, work and society Access module Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Increase your confidence, improve your study skills, and prepare yourself for a range of qualifications in children and young people; health; law;...

An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland

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An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland Copyrighted image Credit: iStock
Introductory level Duration 150 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
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 Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Masters level Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015 Register by 23 Oct 2015
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.

Exploring legal meaning

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Exploring legal meaning Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015 Register by 23 Oct 2015
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.

Exploring the boundaries of international law

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Exploring the boundaries of international law Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015 Register by 22 Apr 2016
This course examines the complexities of twenty-first century international law by exploring the evolving role and function of international law in...

Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility

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Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015 Register by 23 Oct 2015
This course examines the nature of corporate commitment to principles of corporate social responsibility in different contexts and its inter...

Law: ownership and trusteeship: rights and responsibilities

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Law: ownership and trusteeship: rights and responsibilities Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This course examines the Foundations of Legal Knowledge in land law, and equity and trusts, looking at a variety of issues concerning ownership and...