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  • Register your interest: Can renewable energy power the world?

    Coming soon: a revised and updated free course exploring the role and potential of renewable energy in the world...

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  • Register your interest: Can renewable energy power the world?

    Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Feb 2018
    Coming soon: a revised and updated free course exploring the role and potential of renewable energy in the world today.  
  • Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Sophie Lanfear

    Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life

    David Attenborough takes a passionate, personal journey through Darwin's discoveries.

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    01 Feb 2018

  • Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life

    Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Sophie Lanfear
    Introductory level Updated 01 Feb 2018
    David Attenborough takes a passionate, personal journey through Darwin's discoveries.
  • Register your interest: Exoplanets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dana Berry

    Register your interest: Exoplanets

    Coming soon: a brand new free course that explores our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great...

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  • Register your interest: Exoplanets

    Register your interest: Exoplanets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dana Berry
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Feb 2018
    Coming soon: a brand new free course that explores our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great surprises.
  • Download your FREE 'Rome' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Download your FREE 'Rome' booklet

    Download your free 'Rome' booklet to accompany the OU/BBC series 'Rome Unpacked'.

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    01 Feb 2018

  • Download your FREE 'Rome' booklet

    Download your FREE 'Rome' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2018
    Download your free 'Rome' booklet to accompany the OU/BBC series 'Rome Unpacked'.
  • To restore or not to restore? Creative commons image Icon mike1550 under CC0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    To restore or not to restore?

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    What philosophical issues arise during the restoration of historical sites? Professor Derek Matravers considers...

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    01 Feb 2018

  • To restore or not to restore?

    To restore or not to restore? Creative commons image Icon mike1550 under CC0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2018
    What philosophical issues arise during the restoration of historical sites? Professor Derek Matravers considers the arguments for and against...
  • The ISIS winter: The environmental impact of Middle East conflict Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: I Marine Expeditionary Force
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Jan 2018

  • The ISIS winter: The environmental impact of Middle East conflict

    The ISIS winter: The environmental impact of Middle East conflict Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: I Marine Expeditionary Force
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jan 2018
    The media has moved on since the burning oil wells were extinguished, but for Iraqis, the pollution impacts add to the day-to-day misery.
  • Uncover the mysteries of flatpacks Creative commons image Icon Paul Townsend under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Uncover the mysteries of flatpacks

    By Julian Cooper

    Flatpack - does the word strike fear or joy in your heart? Julian Cooper investigates the history of the mysterious...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Jan 2018

  • Uncover the mysteries of flatpacks

    Uncover the mysteries of flatpacks Creative commons image Icon Paul Townsend under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 31 Jan 2018
    Flatpack - does the word strike fear or joy in your heart? Julian Cooper investigates the history of the mysterious flatpack. 
  • What is a super blue blood moon? Creative commons image Icon NPS / Brad Sutton under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What is a super blue blood moon?

    Three moon-related oddities come together for one night only (at least, one night since 1866 anyway). A quick video...

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  • What is a super blue blood moon?

    What is a super blue blood moon? Creative commons image Icon NPS / Brad Sutton under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jan 2018
    Three moon-related oddities come together for one night only (at least, one night since 1866 anyway). A quick video can explain it all...
  • How gender equality can help fix the construction industry Creative commons image Icon By Holly's 1/52 under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Jan 2018

  • How gender equality can help fix the construction industry

    How gender equality can help fix the construction industry Creative commons image Icon By Holly's 1/52 under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jan 2018
    Women account for under 1% of the construction workforce, but with data pointing to significant industry skills shortages by 2020, ...
  • The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films

    The Hunt

    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough this lavish series explores the relationship between predator and their prey.

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  • The Hunt

    The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films
    Updated 31 Jan 2018
    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough this lavish series explores the relationship between predator and their prey.

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  • Exploring philosophy: faking nature

    Commercial exploitation of nature, such as mining, fracking, or generating hydro-electric power, often damages the way the natural environment...

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    06 Feb 2018

  • Exploring philosophy: faking nature

    Exploring philosophy: faking nature Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Vatican Museums and Galleries, Vatican City/Bridgeman Images
    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 06 Feb 2018
    Commercial exploitation of nature, such as mining, fracking, or generating hydro...
  • How to frame a business case

    This free course, How to frame a business case, looks at reading strategies which help you to frame a business case. In particular, you will learn...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2018

  • How to frame a business case

    How to frame a business case Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 05 Feb 2018
    This free course, How to frame a business case, looks at reading strategies which...
  • Introducing philosophy

    Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This free course, Introducing philosophy, will introduce you to the teaching methods...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2018

  • Introducing philosophy

    Introducing philosophy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This free course,...
  • Biofuels

    This free course, Biofuels, investigates what is meant by a biofuel and covers the advantages of using biofuels compared with fossil fuels. The...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2018

  • Biofuels

    Biofuels Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 05 Feb 2018
    This free course, Biofuels, investigates what is meant by a biofuel and covers the...
  • Making sense of mental health problems

    Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems. In this free course, Making...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Feb 2018

  • Making sense of mental health problems

    Making sense of mental health problems
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 02 Feb 2018
    Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who...
  • Exercise and mental health

    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. These medications often have negative...

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    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2018

  • Exercise and mental health

    Exercise and mental health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 01 Feb 2018
    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as...
  • Watching the weather

    This free course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations are made looking upwards from the surface of the Earth, looking...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2018

  • Watching the weather

    Watching the weather Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission © NASA
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 01 Feb 2018
    This free course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations...
  • The Holocaust

    This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is commonly known. The mass killing represented by the Holocaust...

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    31 Jan 2018

  • The Holocaust

    The Holocaust Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 31 Jan 2018
    This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is...
  • Introducing the voluntary sector

    This free course, Introducing the voluntary sector, will guide you through some of the distinctive features and values of the voluntary sector, how...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jan 2018

  • Introducing the voluntary sector

    Introducing the voluntary sector
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 31 Jan 2018
    This free course, Introducing the voluntary sector, will guide you through some of...
  • Babylonian mathematics

    This free course looks at Babylonian mathematics. You will learn how a series of discoveries has enabled historians to decipher stone tablets and...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    31 Jan 2018

  • Babylonian mathematics

    Babylonian mathematics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 31 Jan 2018
    This free course looks at Babylonian mathematics. You will learn how a series of...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built...

    CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

    CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    The Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport and Football) –...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

    Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

    Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    As well as being fascinating and intellectually rewarding, the study of...

    DipHE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

    DipHE in Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    The Open University’s Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport...

    Certificate in Health Sciences

    Certificate in Health Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    This certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some...

    Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice

    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    If you work in computing and IT and have already completed a foundation degree or...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management

    Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    This certificate will introduce you to business and management and help you to...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a...
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