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Postgraduate Certificate in Translation free course icon

Languages 

Postgraduate Certificate in Translation

This postgraduate certificate enables you to start developing your skills as a translator. You'll engage in authentic translation tasks to develop useful employability skills, explore different approaches to translation and develop an understanding of the links between theory and practice. With a focus on recent research, you'll develop an awareness of the wider cultural, ethical and professional contexts of translation.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Law free course icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Diploma of Higher Education in Law

Studying law is stimulating in its own right and will assist you in developing important academic and employability skills. You'll acquire the legal awareness needed to understand and apply the law and start to develop your skills of legal analysis and methods. Understanding how laws are made, the importance of legal rights and duties and how law impacts upon society helps you understand society and your own role within it. You'll be well prepared for further study such as continuing on to complete our Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB) or career development in law, business, government, education, charitable organisations and a wide range of other public facing and regulatory roles.

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Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies free course icon

Money & Business 

Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies

This flexible qualification enables you to develop lifelong learning skills that will open doors to further study and career development. You can choose from a wide variety of fascinating modules in any subjects you like, depending on your interests and career aspirations ? including work-related modules to help you in your current role and enhance your future employability.

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Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare with Health Science

This certificate is relevant to employment in healthcare and health science. You will explore the experience of receiving care and working in the care services, as well as investigating particular health conditions. Using science, maths, psychology and epidemiology, you will explore the causes and distribution of ill health and disability and their impact on individuals and populations. By the end of the course, you'll have developed a range of employability and study skills and an understanding of many important health issues.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies free course icon

Money & Business 

Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies

This flexible qualification enables you to develop lifelong learning skills that will open doors to further study and career development. You can choose from a wide variety of fascinating modules in any subjects you like, depending on your interests and career aspirations ? including work-related modules to help you in your current role and enhance your future employability.

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Exploring religion: places, practices, texts and experiences free course icon Level

History & The Arts 

Exploring religion: places, practices, texts and experiences

This module offers an accessible and cutting-edge introduction to the study of religions, exploring places, practices, texts and experiences. You will encounter a range of religious traditions, in particular Christianity, Hinduism and Islam, in diverse geographical, cultural and historical contexts. You will study these religions as they are actually lived and investigate their impact on different societies and cultures. The module challenges various widely held assumptions about religions and the study of religion, and engages students with three core questions: What is religion? How do we study religion? Why should we study religion? Drawing on rich audio-visual material, this module develops key skills for study and employability.

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Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary

This module draws on classic and contemporary theory and research in psychology and applies them to a broad range of contexts. You'll learn how psychologists have studied both practical and theoretical issues, such as nationalism or sexuality, with a particular emphasis on understanding and solving problems that directly affect people's lives. You'll explore core academic areas of psychology as set out by the British Psychological Society (e.g. social, cognitive, developmental) and applied aspects of professional practice (e.g. clinical, forensic, counselling). You'll also develop your understanding of psychological research methods, along with other useful academic and employability skills.

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Mechanical engineering: heat and flow

Following an introduction to mechanical engineering and the career and employability opportunities this brings, you'll study a range of topics relating to thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and sustainability. Theoretical understanding will be supported and applied with relevant practical sessions using wind tunnels at our award-winning OpenEngineering Labs. Industrially relevant skills of heat transfer analysis are taught using ANSYS, the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software package. In the latter part of the module, you'll apply the knowledge gained to design the heating and cooling of a low carbon building, as part of the group project.

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Career development and employability

Whatever your chosen career, this key introductory OU level 1 module will enable you to use your workplace as a context for learning, and develop your ability to apply your learning to improve your practice at work. You will also develop your critical thinking skills and increase your understanding of how to research workplace issues. The preparation of personal, professional and academic development plans will support your development as an independent learner and help you to align your personal and career development aspirations. You must have access to a realistic work environment and be performing a role ? whether paid or voluntary ? that you can use as a basis for your studies.

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Spanish studies 2: language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world free course icon Level

Languages 

Spanish studies 2: language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world

This module takes you to an upper intermediate level of competence in Spanish, which is equivalent to level B2 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference. You'll further develop your cultural knowledge, and practical language skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and interacting in a variety of situations ? ranging from everyday conversation to putting forward your point of view in a debate. You'll also consolidate and further develop academic, digital and employability skills in Spanish-speaking contexts. A residential school takes place in Spain, or an online alternative will be provided.

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German studies 2: language and culture of the German-speaking world free course icon Level

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German studies 2: language and culture of the German-speaking world

This module takes you to an upper intermediate level of competence in German, which is equivalent to level B2 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference. You'll further develop your cultural knowledge, and practical language skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and interacting in a variety of situations ? ranging from everyday conversation to putting forward your point of view in a debate. You'll also consolidate and further develop academic, digital and employability skills in German-speaking contexts. A residential school takes place in Germany, or an online alternative will be provided.

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French studies 2: language and culture of the French-speaking world free course icon Level

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French studies 2: language and culture of the French-speaking world

This module takes you to an upper intermediate level of competence in French, which is equivalent to level B2 level of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference. You'll further develop your cultural knowledge, and practical language skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and interacting in a variety of situations ? ranging from everyday conversation to putting forward your point of view in a debate. You'll also consolidate and further develop academic, digital and employability skills in French-speaking contexts. A residential school takes place in France, or an online alternative will be provided.

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