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MA in Social Work

This course will enhance your knowledge of social work theory and legislation, apply your learning to practice, and develop your critical and analytical skills as a qualified practitioner. The subject matter is interdisciplinary, derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. It includes an embedded, professionally qualifying Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work, which has been approved as a qualifying award for social workers in England by Social Work England (SWE) and in Scotland by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work

This is a professional social work qualification, combining academic and practice-based learning. It will enable you to apply for registration as a qualified social worker with the relevant regulatory body for your nation. The subject matter is interdisciplinary, derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. You may claim the diploma as a discrete qualification, or as an embedded award within the MA in Social Work.

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Society, Politics & Law 

BA (Honours) Criminology and Sociology

Building on the OU's reputation for cutting-edge criminological and sociological teaching and research, this joint degree offers you the chance to study lively, topical and sometimes controversial subject matter. You'll investigate questions of crime, criminalisation and social harm to determine whether society's responses to these questions are adequate and appropriate. You'll also explore how social worlds are made and how we, as individuals, are shaped by the societies in which we live.

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Advancing social work practice

This is an interdisciplinary module with subject matter derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. It builds on the pre-requisite module (K832) and will support you as a student social worker in becoming a confident, analytical and reflective practitioner. You'll extend your research skills and explore social work practice with different service user groups.

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Developing social work practice

This is an interdisciplinary module with subject matter derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. The study materials will enable you to contextualise the experiences of service users and carers and approaches to social work practice, as well as providing opportunities to examine the nature of the organisations that supply social work services.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Science project course: radiation and matter

This is the project module for the BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences. You'll undertake individual investigations within defined topics in the general area of radiation and matter: quantum entanglement, gravitational lensing, exoplanets and astrophysical jets. There is also a Physics Education Research topic. You'll need access to scientific literature, probably from electronic library sources. The study materials provide a guide to planning and conducting project work; help with searching and using the literature; and writing a report, but ultimately this is a chance for you to plan and execute a piece of work for yourself.

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Engineering small worlds: micro and nano technologies

This module demonstrates how matter can be manipulated at the atomic and molecular scale to serve the engineering needs of society for ever-smaller systems acting as intelligent monitors, controllers and micro-environments. It covers: science at the micro and nano scales; engineering micro and nano-scale systems; structural/inertial devices; electronic/optical devices; and fluidic/biological devices. The module examines how micro and nano technologies are being advanced. You'll also gain a firm grounding in engineering on both micro and nano scales, through the detailed study of how scientific and engineering principles are applied to the design and manufacture of real devices.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

60-Second Adventures in Astronomy

Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it's headed? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of 60 second animations examines different scientific concepts from the big bang to relativity, from black holes to dark matter. The series also explores the possibility of life beyond Earth and considers why David Bowie is still none the wiser about life on Mars.

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30 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

60-Second Adventures in Astronomy

Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it's headed? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of 60 second animations examines different scientific concepts from the big bang to relativity, from black holes to dark matter. The series also explores the possibility of life beyond Earth and considers why David Bowie is still none the wiser about life on Mars.

Video
30 mins
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Money & Business 

Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities

What does it make to be an entrepreneur? Is it hardcoded into certain individuals? Or is it just a matter of changing the way we view opportunities? In this series of audios Emeritus Professor, Colin Gray, of Enterprise Development at The Open University is joined by entrepreneur and Open University graduate, Julian Brouwer, to discuss the practical issues that ----- when you try to bring a technological innovation to market. This material forms part of the course B322 Investigating entrepreneurial opportunities

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55 mins
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Society, Politics & Law 

This Sporting Planet

Sport is a massive global phenomenon. Events and sporting heroes attract an enormous amount of interest. What’s going on? Why do sporting heroes matter so much and why is the media full of sports news? This album uses interviews with four key people in sport (Ed Smith, Sue Tibballs, Ed Warner and Sunder Katwala) to explore the relationship between sport and the media and considers the role of media representations in constructing our understanding of sport and creating its place in the wider popular culture. Course chair, Professor Kath Woodward also reflects on the course and the material in this album through two academic perspectives. This material forms part of the course D170 This Sporting Planet.

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1 hr 30 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

The nature of matter

Professor Russell Stannard explores the nature of matter and how complete our understanding of matter can be.

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