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Life in Law

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Life in Law Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 30 Aug 2012
How are our laws made? What is it like to be a criminal defence lawyer during a murder trial? What are the challenges faced by family lawyers or...

Legal conversations

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Legal conversations Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 28 Oct 2011
How should health professionals make clinical decisions? How much involvement should the patient have? Is it against the law to do research on...

Exploring Law

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Exploring Law Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 01 Oct 2010
Should we have the right to die? Should lawyers be passionate? Why are women still poorly represented in law? And since when did judges decide...

Newsworthy Lawyers

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Newsworthy Lawyers Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Aug 2010
Historically judges and lawyers didn’t do interviews, give press conferences or be subject to journalistic scrutiny. Nowadays it is considered a...

Women in Law

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Women in Law Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Aug 2010
Since 2002, the UK has seen the first female President of the Law Society, the first woman Chairman of the Bar, and the first woman at the Court of...

Witnesses and Evidence

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Witnesses and Evidence Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Aug 2010
Can we really expect jurors to fully understand the intricate and complex workings of the legal system? Should we really burden members of the...

Privacy Laws and the Media

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Privacy Laws and the Media Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Aug 2010
With privacy and libel cases on the increase, and the recent surge in ‘no win no fee’ law suits, is it now too easy to sue for defamation? And are...

Right to Die

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Right to Die Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Aug 2010
In 1961 the Suicide Act made suicide legal in England and Wales but it remained a criminal offence to assist or encourage someone else to commit...

The Passionate Advocate

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The Passionate Advocate Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 25 Jun 2010
Should lawyers be passionate? Or should the argument stand or fall on its merits – and not on the dramatic abilities of its advocate? Professor...

The abolition of capital punishment

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The abolition of capital punishment Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 14 Dec 2009
Is the death penalty right or wrong? Does it act as a deterrent to serious crime? And is it necessarily an inhumane act? December 16th 2009 sees...

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Inside the International Criminal Court

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Inside the International Criminal Court Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 Feb 2013
What is the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC)? How will the ICC develop in the 21st century? The ICC was created in 2002 as a...

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...

Online Rights and the Law

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Online Rights and the Law Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Mar 2012
How does the law stand in relation to web privacy? Do we have the same rights online as we do in life? The online revolution has moved rapidly but...

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,...

Philosophy: Justice and Morality

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Philosophy: Justice and Morality Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 13 Jun 2011
Although what constitutes justice may vary depending on culture or historical context, all forms of justice are built on a foundation of moral...

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...

Social care, social work and the law

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Social care, social work and the law Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 2 hours 45 mins Updated 25 Jan 2010
The law and aspects of the legal system have a massive impact on the lives of social workers, from defining policy and procedure to the actual...

Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law

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Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 14 Dec 2009
Are prisons effective and does trial by jury still work? How should the law deal with companies that cause fatal accidents? And what extra rights...

The law and social work in Scotland

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The law and social work in Scotland Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Intermediate level Duration 2 hours 30 mins Updated 12 Jul 2009
This album tackles the complex relationships social workers experience in the wide spectrum of their work, from those with families affected by...

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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 Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
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 Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
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 Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and values in a wide range of topics such as communication, transitions,...

Professional Certificate in Accounting

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Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the accountancy profession, or if you need fundamental accounting...

Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused – requiring a skilled, adaptable workforce to deliver high quality...

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
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...

BA (Honours) Business Studies

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BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Credit: iStock Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting...

People, work and society Access module

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People, work and society Access module Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Increase your confidence, improve your study skills, and prepare yourself for a range of qualifications in children and young people; health; law;...

Commercial transactions: law and practice

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Commercial transactions: law and practice Copyrighted image Credit: iStock Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Consider the legal principles of contract law and the sale of goods relating to business and consumer transactions, including differences between...

Company law and practice

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Company law and practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
This course addresses fundamental issues of the law in relation to business organisations, including the consequences of a company failing to meet...