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    National identity in Britain and Ireland, 1780–1840

    What is a ‘nation’? What is a ‘state’? Where have these ideas come from and how have they developed over time? This free course, National identity...

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    09 May 2019

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    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 09 May 2019
    What is a ‘nation’? What is a ‘state’? Where have these ideas come from and how...
  • Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period

    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one imminent) over European society during the 1920s and 1930s, this free...

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    14 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    17 Apr 2019

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    Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period
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    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one...
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    The Roman Empire: introducing some key terms

    This free course, The Roman Empire: Introducing some key terms, will define basic concepts and terms that are essential for an understanding of the...

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    14 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    11 Apr 2019

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    Advanced level Duration 14 hours Updated 11 Apr 2019
    This free course, The Roman Empire: Introducing some key terms, will define basic...
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    Icarus: entering the world of myth

    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of the best-known myths from classical antiquity and its various re...

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    11 Mar 2019

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    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of...
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    The First World War: trauma and memory

    In this free course, The First World War: trauma and memory, you will study the subject of physical and mental trauma, its treatments and its...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Nov 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 01 Nov 2018
    In this free course, The First World War: trauma and memory, you will study the...
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    The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective

    In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and indeed present). This free course, The African diaspora: An...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Oct 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 Oct 2018
    In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and...
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    Looking at, describing and identifying objects

    This free course, Looking at, describing and identifying objects, will enable you to practise and develop your skills of observation and...

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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 Jul 2018

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    This free course, Looking at, describing and identifying objects, will enable you...
  • Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin

    The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is like to learn two ancient languages. It is for those who have...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    07 Jun 2018

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    The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is...
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    Art and life in ancient Egypt

    Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of his tomb-chapel to be painted with scenes depicting his afterlife,...

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    30 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Apr 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 30 hours Updated 24 Apr 2018
    Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of...
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    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

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    31 Jan 2018

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    This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

    BA (Honours) Humanities

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    BA (Honours) Humanities
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...

    MA in History

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    MA in History
    Updated 15 Jul 2019
    This MA in History provides theoretical and practical training in major themes in...

    Postgraduate Diploma in Humanities

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    Postgraduate Diploma in Humanities
    Updated 15 Jul 2019
    This postgraduate diploma will suit anyone with appropriate entry qualifications...

    Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities

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    Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities
    Updated 15 Jul 2019
    If you have a passion for the arts and are looking for an intellectual challenge,...

    BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities (History)

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    BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities (History)
    Updated 15 Jul 2019
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BA (Honours) History and Politics

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    BA (Honours) History and Politics
    Updated 15 Jul 2019
    This wide-ranging course will develop and deepen your knowledge of different...

    BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities

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    BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities
    Updated 15 Jul 2019
    From poetry to string quartets, and from sculpture to short stories, the...

    BA (Honours) Classical Studies

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    BA (Honours) Classical Studies
    Updated 15 Jul 2019
    The ancient Greek and Roman worlds have given us a heritage of extraordinary...