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  • What the Brexit deal means for the Cornish fishing industry

    By Dr Vicky Johnson

    Brexit and fishing have two big topics over the past few years. Dr Vicky Johnson looks at what happens now that Brexit has finally happened. 

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    22 Jan 2021

  • What the Brexit deal means for the Cornish fishing industry

    Updated 22 Jan 2021
    Brexit and fishing have two big topics over the past few years. Dr Vicky Johnson looks at what happens now that Brexit has finally happened. 
  • How do you become US President?

    By Dr Richard Heffernan

    Joe Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States today. Fancy running in 2024? Dr Richard Heffernan has some advice on the mechanics of the system.

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    20 Jan 2021

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    Joe Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States today. Fancy running in 2024? Dr Richard Heffernan has some advice on the mechanics of the...
  • Rocky relations: Why an isolated rock in the Atlantic is a sought after and contested place

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies within the exclusive economic zone of the United Kingdom and is claimed by the UK as its territory. As Dr Gerry Mooney...

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    15 Jan 2021

  • Rocky relations: Why an isolated rock in the Atlantic is a sought after and contested place

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2021
    Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies within the exclusive economic zone of...
  • In deep, stormy waters: Scotland, the UK and the politics of fishing

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Four of the top five UK ports for landed weight are in Scotland. Is there a possibility of an independent Scotland opting to become an EU member re-joining the EUs Common Fisheries Policy?

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    13 Jan 2021

  • In deep, stormy waters: Scotland, the UK and the politics of fishing

    Updated 13 Jan 2021
    Four of the top five UK ports for landed weight are in Scotland. Is there a possibility of an independent Scotland opting to become an EU member re-joining...
  • Brexit and Scotland’s fishing communities

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Dr Gerry Mooney looks at the importance of Scotland's fishing industry and how Brexit is leading to an uncertain future.

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  • Brexit and Scotland’s fishing communities

    Updated 13 Jan 2021
    Dr Gerry Mooney looks at the importance of Scotland's fishing industry and how Brexit is leading to an uncertain future.
  • Is America better than this?

    By Dr Sinead McEneaney

    What will happen in America following the attack on the US Capitol building and the inauguration of Joe Biden as President? Sinead McEneaney explores this contentious issue...

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    11 Jan 2021

  • Is America better than this?

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    What will happen in America following the attack on the US Capitol building and the inauguration of Joe Biden as President? Sinead McEneaney explores this...
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    Politics, knowledge and social change during the COVID-19 pandemic

    By Dr Giles Mohan

    Coronavirus and social protests have shown increasing inequalities. How are education and capacity building crucial to shaping a fairer society?

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    05 Jan 2021

  • Politics, knowledge and social change during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    Coronavirus and social protests have shown increasing inequalities. How are education and capacity building crucial to shaping a fairer society?
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    Hero and Villain: Robert Clive of the East India Company

    By Dr Suki Haider

    Robert Clive, a general of the East India Company, was despised by his contemporaries – so why was a statue of him erected outside the foreign office by the Edwardians years later?

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    09 Nov 2020

  • Hero and Villain: Robert Clive of the East India Company

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    Robert Clive, a general of the East India Company, was despised by his contemporaries – so why was a statue of him erected outside the foreign office by...
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    23 Sep 2020

  • Rosa Parks and Rob Williams sparked a revolution against racism – but has the US squandered their legacy?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Sep 2020
    When Rosa Parks caught a bus on 1 December 1955, she created a moment of history. Dr Anthony Gunter looks at how the struggles for integration still...
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    Five Inspiring Black Trailblazers from across Europe

    By The OpenLearn team

    In recognition of Black History Month, we've complied a list and short biography of five black trailblazers from across Europe. 

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    15 Sep 2020

  • Five Inspiring Black Trailblazers from across Europe

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    In recognition of Black History Month, we've complied a list and short biography of five black trailblazers from across Europe. 

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    BA (Honours) Social Sciences (Politics)

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

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    BA (Honours) Social Sciences

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    What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to...

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    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BA (Honours) History and Politics

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    This wide-ranging course will develop and deepen your knowledge of different...

    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Jan 2021
    Politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) are central to understanding how modern...

    BA (Honours) International Studies

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Jan 2021
    Our world is divided into different societies, yet it is increasingly...

    Diploma of Higher Education in History and Politics

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    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    This wide-ranging course will develop your knowledge of history while providing a...

    Modern political ideas

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Jan 2021
    In this module you'll be investigating what political ideas are, how they are...

    Understanding politics: ideas and institutions in the modern world

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Jan 2021
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    Revolutions

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    What makes a revolution? Why does the world suddenly change, and what are the...