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Society, Politics & Law 

Judges and the law

How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the common law system works, the differences between 'civil code' and 'common law' systems, and the advantages and disadvantages of the common law system. The role of the judiciary in the law-making process is explored by examining the origins of common law, the system of precedent and the rules of statutory interpretation.

Free course
20 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law 

Forensics: The Real CSI

“Every contact leaves a trace – whether we can find that trace or not, that’s the power of forensics”. 

TV Programme
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Society, Politics & Law 

Getting started with SPSS

Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However, many people find the idea of using statistics, and especially statistical software packages, extremely daunting. This free course, Getting started with SPSS, takes a step-by-step approach to statistics software through seven interactive activities. No statistics software is needed.

Free course
3 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law 

Sexual orientation and gender identity

This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to that of the majority. This explores how legal and social/cultural attitudes have changed significantly over time, and demonstrates how much they have changed in recent years. Legal approaches to sexual orientation and gender identity cover a range of different areas of law including criminal, employment and family law. The focus will be on the approach of English law (which generally covers the law applying in both England and Wales), but reference will also be made to the approach in other countries.

Free course
10 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law 

Democracy in Catalonia, Spain

In Catalonia, young people are questioning what democracy means and challenging the authority of the Spanish state.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Thinking Allowed 2019

Thinking Allowed explores how society works, with leading social science experts. 

Radio Programme
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Brexit Hub

Analysis and expert commentary on Britain’s changing relationship with the European Union and the global world. 

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Money & Business 

You and your money and Brexit

How personal financial planning is influenced by, and impacts on, the external environment of social, economic and political factors, such as UK price inflation and the outcome of Brexit. 

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Society, Politics & Law 

Northern Ireland’s Brexit border: the promise of invisibility

What is happening with Northern Ireland's border and Brexit - and where are the negotiations going?

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Society, Politics & Law 

From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?

This free course, From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?, sets the experience of Brexit in the context of the UK. It first analyses Brexit as a symptom of the political, economic and social geography of the UK, focusing on its uneven development in a country increasingly dominated by London and the South East of England. It then considers how the divisions within the UK (within England as well as between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) were reflected in the voting patterns of the 2016 referendum. Finally, the course reflects on the implications of these short-term and long-term trends for the UK’s future as a multinational state.

Free course
12 hrs