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MSc in Forensic Psychological Studies free course icon

Society, Politics & Law 

MSc in Forensic Psychological Studies

This masters degree enables you to gain an advanced understanding of the fascinating area of forensic psychology, while enhancing your analytical and communication skills, and your research literacy. Taking a case-based approach where you examine real life criminal cases you'll learn about a broad range of topics relevant to forensic psychology. You'll develop an understanding of the relationship this field of research has with law enforcement, legal practice, policy, public opinion and the media. You'll also develop your critical analytical skills and your understanding of the principles driving different research methods. By completing this qualification you'll be able to source, select and review forensic psychological research independently, evaluate its relevance for complex real life issue/cases, ------ its validity and clearly communicate your findings to a range of audiences.

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MA in Translation free course icon

Languages 

MA in Translation

This qualification is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a translator, equipping you to work in the fast-growing translation-services industry. You'll experiment with different genres through practical, inspiring translation activities, and hone your practice through peer review. You'll gain hands-on experience of using tools necessary to operate in this rapidly evolving area (e.g. audiovisual translation or cloud-based translation tools). You'll underpin your work with an understanding of translations theories and debates. You can study French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese ? in combination with English.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Thinking in Practice free course icon

Money & Business 

Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Thinking in Practice

This diploma course develops your ability to approach and tackle complex, messy problem situations, providing practical tools that will help bring new perspectives and approaches to problem solving. It may well change how you think about a task and situation associated with your own area of (often professional) interest. You will consider the roles other people play, reflect on your own and others' practice and assess how the different components within a situation are related. You will develop the skills to think more holistically and to work more collaboratively with others, in order to move towards effective solutions and avoid systemic failures.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Studies in Education free course icon

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Studies in Education

This professional postgraduate qualification explores deeper the field of education within your chosen specialism. You'll choose from a selection of modules that encourage you to draw on your own experiences and undertake enquiry in your own context. You'll have the flexibility to change your specialism at Stage 2 if you want to diversify your study area. This diploma is also the second stage of a study programme that progresses to a masters degree; this gives you a choice to step off with a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Studies in Education or continue studying towards the MA or MEd in Education.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Translation free course icon

Languages 

Postgraduate Diploma in Translation

This qualification is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a translator, equipping you to work in the fast-growing translation-services industry. You will experiment with different genres through practical, inspiring translation activities, and hone your practice through peer review. You will gain hands-on experience of using tools necessary to operate in this rapidly evolving area (e.g. audio-visual translation or cloud-based translation tools). Your work will be underpinned by an understanding of translations theories and debates.

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BA (Honours) Economics free course icon

Society, Politics & Law 

BA (Honours) Economics

Economic considerations play an important role in our personal lives and influence key social and political issues such as government policy, international trade, business decisions, work and climate change. Studying this degree, you'll learn economic concepts, theories and techniques that will enable you to understand real world problems and help you make more informed decisions in your own life. You'll be able to specialise in an area of economics and carry out a project on a topic of your choice. The analytical skills and statistical techniques that this degree develops are highly valued by employers.

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BA (Honours) International Studies free course icon

Society, Politics & Law 

BA (Honours) International Studies

Our world is divided into different societies, yet it is increasingly interconnected. Relationships between nations, companies, cultures and individuals extend across regions and the globe. In this course, you'll explore the political, economic and cultural issues that these complex interconnections create. You'll focus on international politics; diplomacy; cooperation; war and security; international development; interactions between different societies; and global environmental problems. You'll be able to choose a specialism from politics, history or the environment as one core area of concern to international studies.

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BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation free course icon

Nature & Environment 

BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation

This general design degree focuses on developing creative design thinking and practical work to address problems in every aspect of life, not just the creative industries. The design modules feature online design studios, social networking and inspiring study materials alongside a significant practical component. As well as design, you'll study modules in complementary subjects gaining skills and knowledge in an area that fits your needs and interests.

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BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences free course icon

 

BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

Study a specific science or pick and choose from different scientific disciplines. Many challenges facing society today involve a cross-disciplinary approach. So this degree, exploring a range of sciences, is perfect for the modern age. Start with a wide-ranging introduction to highly topical areas of modern science. This will give you a good grounding in each of the branches of science. You can continue with a broad-based approach or focus on a single area of science. Our OpenSTEM Labs mean you do some of the practical work online. Some modules also give you the opportunity to do hands-on lab work and fieldwork.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Design and Innovation free course icon

Nature & Environment 

Diploma of Higher Education in Design and Innovation

This general design diploma focuses on developing creative design thinking to address problems in every aspect of life. The design modules feature online design studios, social networking and inspiring study materials alongside a practical component. As well as design, you'll study modules in complementary subjects to gain skills and knowledge in an area that fits your needs and interests.

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Certificate of Higher Education in Children and Families free course icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Certificate of Higher Education in Children and Families

This certificate is ideal if you want to develop your interest in health and social care in the area of working with children, young people and families. It's especially suited if you're directly engaged in this area (or hope to be) as a paid or unpaid worker or carer. You will be introduced to key issues relating to the welfare of children and young people, including how health and social care services and practices are organised.

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Certificate of Higher Education in Design and Innovation free course icon

Nature & Environment 

Certificate of Higher Education in Design and Innovation

This general design certificate focuses on developing creative design thinking to address problems in every aspect of life. The design module features an online design studio, social networking and inspiring study materials alongside a practical component. As well as design, you'll choose a complementary subject to gain skills and knowledge in an area that fits your needs and interests.

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