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Open University in Ireland, The

01 678 5442
Holbrook House, Holles Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

The Open University in Ireland provides distance learning, higher education courses and opportunities to students across the Republic of Ireland, helping ordinary people achieve extraordinary things.

We offer over 570 courses leading to 250 qualifications, which means you re bound to find one that appeals to you at The Open University in Ireland. Our awards are fully aligned with the National Framework of Qualifications, Ireland.

The Open University in Ireland offers high quality, flexible distance learning and is open to everyone with the desire to learn. Almost 3,000 students in the Republic of Ireland are studying courses with us to develop new skills or boost their careers.

The Open University in Ireland offers everything from introductory courses through to vocational qualifications, degrees and postgraduate degrees. We awards degrees and other qualifications through distance learning. The Open University, voted top for student satisfaction for three years running, could provide the flexibility, qualifications and top-class teaching you re looking for. For most undergraduate courses you don’t need any previous qualifications. And with our world-leading blend of supported open learning and innovative course materials, you ll get an exceptional learning experience.

For information about distance learning courses from The Open University in Ireland, view our course listings in the Nightcourses.com Course Finder below.

A buen puerto: fast forward in Spanish

Extend your Spanish language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing – develop your knowledge of Spanish and Latin American culture, and complete the Diploma in Spanish.

A world of whose making?

This interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary international studies provides the analytical tools needed to understand global developments in politics, economics, technology and culture.

Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students

Examine the learning experiences of disabled students, the technical aspects of accessibility, and the current debates and discussions about disability and accessibility in educational contexts.

Accounting for strategy implementation

Explore accounting concepts and applications employed at a strategic level – like organising for performance, using diagnostic and interactive control systems, achieving profit goals and strategies.

Accreditation of Certificated Practitioners 1

MT127 enables The Open University to award academic credit for specified, non-OU, practice-based qualifications from ICT vendors (eg. Microsoft) that you may already have.

Accreditation of Certificated Practitioners 2

This course recognises specified practice-based qualifications that you already have from leading software or technology vendors such as Microsoft and awards academic credit for them.

Action in French (French summer school)

Develop your basic French language skills – speaking and writing – and understanding of France and its culture with this residential week at Caen University in Normandy.

Advanced creative writing

Improve your creative writing skills by widening your range – including style, including fiction, poetry, drama and life writing – and developing your individual style and voice.

Advanced Diploma in Applied Linguistics
Advanced Diploma in Applied Linguistics
Advanced Diploma in Child Development
Advanced Diploma in Child Development
Advanced Diploma in Environmental Decision Making
Advanced Diploma in Equality and Diversity
Advanced Diploma in Language and Literacy
Advanced experimental design and analysis

Explore statistical methods for psychological research through advanced data analysis, and consider experimental design in psychology – extending analysis of variance into several advanced topics.

Advanced mathematical methods

Learn advanced mathematical methods with the aid of algebraic computing language Maple, and explore various forms of approximation on this MSc in Mathematics course.

Advanced mathematical methods

Learn advanced mathematical methods with the aid of algebraic computing language Maple, and explore various forms of approximation on this MSc in Mathematics course.

Advanced mathematical methods

Learn advanced mathematical methods with the aid of algebraic computing language Maple, and explore various forms of approximation on this MSc in Mathematics course.

Advanced routing - CCNP 1

This course provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to deploy and manage internal and external routing protocols for large scale inter-networks using Cisco equipment.

Advanced routing - CCNP 1

This course provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to deploy and manage internal and external routing protocols for large scale inter-networks using Cisco equipment.

Advancing your personal leadership

This course helps you improve your current leadership style, empower others to think innovatively, review your decision making, and build and improve organisational networks.

An intro to the social sciences: understanding social change part 2

This course – along with DD121 – presents the same materials as An introduction to the social sciences (DD100), but takes a more gradual pace.

An intro to the social sciences: understanding social change part 2

This course – along with DD121 – presents the same materials as An introduction to the social sciences (DD100), but takes a more gradual pace.

An introduction to business studies

This course introduces internal and external elements of a business, explains the context in which a business operates, and explores common aims and characteristics.

An introduction to Finite Element Analysis

This course will introduce some of the computational modelling and analysis techniques used in engineering the products, processes and systems that support our modern lifestyles.

An introduction to health and social care

Explore through real-life case studies how we give or receive health and social care services in residential and community settings, hospitals, clinics or GP surgeries.

An introduction to health and social care

Explore through real-life case studies how we give or receive health and social care services in residential and community settings, hospitals, clinics or GP surgeries.

An introduction to health and social care

Part of our Common Foundation Programme in nursing, this lively introductory course develops practical caring skills and prepares you for further study towards your diploma.

An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland

Investigate key areas of the Scottish legal system, including laws relating to employment and children, and consider the role of the Scottish Parliament and Courts.

Analysing data

Gain an understanding of statistics, and learn to make use of basic statistical concepts on this introductory course. You’ll need a good grounding in mathematics.

Analysis and design of enterprise systems: an object-oriented approach

This introduction to the object-oriented approach to software, its principles, benefits, techniques and practical applications, gives you practical skills in applying object-oriented analysis and design.

Analysis and design of enterprise systems: an object-oriented approach

This introduction to the object-oriented approach to software, its principles, benefits, techniques and practical applications, gives you practical skills in applying object-oriented analysis and design.

Analytic number theory I

This course introduces number theory – which is still undergoing intensive development – using techniques from analysis, particularly the convergence of series and the calculus of residues.

Analytic number theory II

This course teaches number theory using techniques from analysis, and in particular the convergence of series and the calculus of residues.

Ancient mountains: practical geology in Scotland

Study igneous, metamorphic and structurally complex rocks in their natural settings on field trips at this six-day geology residential school in the Scottish Highlands.

Andante: beginners' Italian

Learn to speak and understand Italian in various practical situations, and get a real feel for Italian life with this carefully structured beginners’ course.

Andante: beginners' Italian

Learn to speak and understand Italian in various practical situations, and get a real feel for Italian life with this carefully structured beginners’ course.

Applicable differential geometry

This postgraduate course examines differential geometry, which dates back at least as far as Euler, and is an amalgam of ideas from calculus and geometry.

Applicable differential geometry

This postgraduate course examines differential geometry, which dates back at least as far as Euler, and is an amalgam of ideas from calculus and geometry.

Applications of probability

Discover how models can describe the occurrences of events – from a gambler’s ruin or the positions of plants, to the spread of an epidemic.

Applied complex variables

Complex variable theory pervades many subjects, and this course teaches topics that are useful in the theoretical sciences and of interest in their own right.

Applied complex variables

Complex variable theory pervades many subjects, and this course teaches topics that are useful in the theoretical sciences and of interest in their own right.

Applied social work practice

This course in our Social Work degree programme helps you to understand the application of social work practice and includes a 100-day practice learning opportunity.

Applying psychology

This introduction to applied psychology explores how psychological theories and methods are used to address real-world problems in clinical, health, occupational and forensic fields.

Applying strategic thinking

Acquire tools, frameworks and ideas to help you play a more effective role in contributing to strategic thinking within your organisation.

Approaching literature

This introduction to studying literature – fiction, poetry and drama – considers questions like the meaning of texts, and how a play moves from page to performance.

Approximation theory

Develop your understanding of the mathematical theory behind many approximation methods in common use. The course is based on M.J.D. Powell’s Approximation Theory and Methods .

Approximation theory

Develop your understanding of the mathematical theory behind many approximation methods in common use. The course is based on M.J.D. Powell’s Approximation Theory and Methods .

Archaeology: the science of investigation

Develops your awareness of the role of scientific investigation in archaeology and how it provides new insights into the evolution of past cultures and societies.

Art and its histories

A broad introduction to art history spanning the Renaissance to the present day, exploring different approaches to analysing art through detailed study of individual works.

Art and life in ancient Egypt: the Nebamun wall paintings

Art and life in ancient Egypt: the Nebamun wall paintings

Art and life in ancient Egypt: the Nebamun wall paintings

Art and life in ancient Egypt: the Nebamun wall paintings

Art of the twentieth century

Explore the key media, artists, movements which have revolutionised the concept and practice of art in modern times – from painting and sculpture to performance art.

Astronomy

This introductory astronomy course looks at the structure of stars and their life cycles, galaxies and quasars, and the origin and evolution of our universe.

Astronomy

This introductory astronomy course looks at the structure of stars and their life cycles, galaxies and quasars, and the origin and evolution of our universe.

Astrophysics

Explore the astrophysics of stars and exoplanets – planets beyond our solar system – examining their properties, structure, evolution and the physical processes that occur within them.

Astrophysics

Explore the astrophysics of stars and exoplanets – planets beyond our solar system – examining their properties, structure, evolution and the physical processes that occur within them.

Auftakt: intermediate German

This course will develop your confidence in understanding, speaking and reading German, and offers an insight into German-speaking countries and communities.

Auftakt: intermediate German

This course will develop your confidence in understanding, speaking and reading German, and offers an insight into German-speaking countries and communities.

BA (Honours) Business Studies
BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies
BA (Honours) English Language and Literature
BA (Honours) History
BA (Honours) Humanities
BA (Honours) Language Studies
BA (Honours) Literature
BA (Honours) Modern Language Studies
BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies
BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics
BA (Honours) Social Work (England)
BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland)
BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales)
BA (Honours) Social Work Studies
BA (Honours) Working with Young People
BA (Hons) Leadership and Management
BA Early Years
BA/BSc (Honours) Computing and Mathematical Sciences
BA/BSc (Honours) Computing and Statistics
BA/BSc (Honours) Criminology and Psychological Studies
BA/BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences
BA/BSc (Honours) Environmental Studies
BA/BSc (Honours) European Studies
BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care
BA/BSc (Honours) Health Studies
BA/BSc (Honours) International Studies
BA/BSc (Honours) Mathematics
BA/BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Statistics
BA/BSc (Honours) Nursing Studies
BA/BSc (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology
BA/BSc (Honours) Social Sciences
BA/BSc Open degree
BA/BSc Open degree
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Becoming an effective project manager

This course provides a concentrated overview of, and practice in, some of the key skills and knowledge required to be an effective project manager.

Beginners French for primary teaching

Beginners French for primary teaching

Beginners French for primary teaching

Beginners French for primary teaching

Beginners German for primary teaching

Beginners German for primary teaching

Beginners German for primary teaching

Beginners German for primary teaching

Beginners Spanish for primary teaching

Beginners Spanish for primary teaching

Beginners Spanish for primary teaching

Beginners Spanish for primary teaching

Beginners' Chinese

Teaches beginners to speak and understand simple Chinese (Mandarin) in a wide range of practical, everyday situations, and explores aspects of Chinese society and culture.

Beginners' Chinese

Teaches beginners to speak and understand simple Chinese (Mandarin) in a wide range of practical, everyday situations, and explores aspects of Chinese society and culture.

Beyond Google: working with information online

This course offers a structured journey through the world of information – how to search, retrieve and analyse it – and considers developments in the information landscape.

Biological psychology: exploring the brain

Investigate the brain and nervous system – focusing on human health and behaviour – exploring questions like ‘What do we mean by consciousness”, and ‘What is schizophrenia”

Biology: uniformity and diversity

This course introduces modern biology, looking at common features underlying the enormous diversity of life forms. It applies these principles to plants, microbes and animals.

Biology: uniformity and diversity

This course introduces modern biology, looking at common features underlying the enormous diversity of life forms. It applies these principles to plants, microbes and animals.

Bon d?part: beginners' French

Learn to speak and understand French in a wide range of practical situations, and explore French life and culture with this carefully structured beginners’ course.

Bon d?part: beginners' French

Learn to speak and understand French in a wide range of practical situations, and explore French life and culture with this carefully structured beginners’ course.

BSc (Honours) Computing
BSc (Honours) Computing and Design
BSc (Honours) Computing and Systems Practice
BSc (Honours) Computing with Business
BSc (Honours) Computing with Psychological Studies
BSc (Honours) Environmental Science
BSc (Honours) Geosciences
BSc (Honours) Information and Communication Technologies
BSc (Honours) Information Technology and Computing
BSc (Honours) Life Sciences
BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning
BSc (Honours) Molecular Science
BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences
BSc (Honours) Nursing Practice
BSc (Honours) Physical Science
BSc (Honours) Psychology
BSc (Honours) Secondary Education in Physics
BSc (Honours) Technology
Building blocks of software

ion in code; data structures; and data types and classes. It then investigates efficiency and proof of correctness of programs, providing a basis for formal methods of software development, and includes an introduction to formal logic. Mathematical ideas

Business and consumer transactions: law and practice

Consider the legal principles of contract law and the sale of goods relating to business and consumer transactions, including differences between commercial and consumer contracts.

Business functions in context

A practice-based course about how five essential organisational functions – human resources; marketing; operations management; information management; and accounting and finance – operate and integrate within business.

Business operations: delivering value

The course aims to equip managers with the skills to make the business processes in their organisation more effective in meeting the needs of stakeholders.

Business operations: delivering value

The course aims to equip managers with the skills to make the business processes in their organisation more effective in meeting the needs of stakeholders.

Business organisations and their environments

This practical course about sharing and developing personal and professional practice in business is delivered mainly online, building your IT skills at the same time.

Calculus of Variations and advanced calculus

This course, which develops the theory of the Calculus of Variations and other related topics, is the starting point for our MSC in Mathematics.

Capacities for managing development

This course provides development practitioners with a conceptual framework for analysing development management practice; and develops skills and capacities for analytical thinking and strategic action.

Care, welfare and community

Examine the issues involved in supporting and caring for vulnerable adults – within families, between friends and neighbours, and within the health and social care services.

Care, welfare and community

Examine the issues involved in supporting and caring for vulnerable adults – within families, between friends and neighbours, and within the health and social care services.

Care, welfare and community for social workers

This course from our BA (Hons) Social Work programme emphasises rights, differences, partnerships and inequalities in delivering sensitive support for vulnerable adults.

Care, welfare and community for social workers

This course from our BA (Hons) Social Work programme emphasises rights, differences, partnerships and inequalities in delivering sensitive support for vulnerable adults.

Certificate in accounting

This certificate provides fundamental accountancy skills. It enables you to go straight into professional training for accounting, or continue with diploma or degree level study.

Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
Certificate in Business Studies
Certificate in Communication in Health and Social Care
Certificate in Computing and Mathematics
Certificate in Contemporary Science
Certificate in Contemporary Science
Certificate in Early Years Practice
Certificate in Early Years Practice
Certificate in French
Certificate in French
Certificate in German
Certificate in German
Certificate in Health and Social Care
Certificate in Health Sciences
Certificate in Information Technology and Computing
Certificate in Introductory Astronomy
Certificate in Legal Studies
Certificate in Legal Studies
Certificate in Managing Care
Certificate in Mathematics
Certificate in Mental Health Studies
Certificate in Natural Sciences
Certificate in Natural Sciences
Certificate in Physics
Certificate in Physics
Certificate in Professional Practice in Delivering Public Services
Certificate in Professional Practice in Delivering Public Services
Certificate in Promoting Public Health
Certificate in Quantitative Studies for Business
Certificate in Social Sciences
Certificate in Social Sciences
Certificate in Spanish
Certificate in Spanish
Certificate in Supporting Learning in Primary Schools
Certificate in Supporting Learning in Primary Schools
Certificate in Web Applications Development
Certificate in Web Applications Development
Certificate in Working Together for Children
Certificate in Working with Young People
Certificate in Working with Young People
Certificate in Youth: perspectives and practice
Certificate in Youth: perspectives and practice
Certificate of Higher Education in Health Care Practice
Certificate of Higher Education in Health Care Practice
Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities
Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences
Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management
Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management
Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales)
Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales)
Certificate revision and examination module

This course provides revision materials and online group activities using problem-based questions, to prepare you for the Professional Certificate in Management examination (modular route).

Challenging ideas in mental health

Take a new look at mental health, considering the views of all concerned (especially people experiencing mental distress), debating hotly contested ideas and exploring practice.

Challenging obesity

Examine biological, psychological and social aspects of eating and exercise, and their implications for energy balance; weight control strategies; and policy options for tackling obesity.

Chance, risk and health

Introduces some of the main ideas of modern statistics and explores the role of statistics in science generally and medicine in particular.

Chance, risk and health

Introduces some of the main ideas of modern statistics and explores the role of statistics in science generally and medicine in particular.

Change, policy and practice

This ‘gateway’ course for our programmes in Advancing Healthcare Practice provides scholarly skills and introduces conventions of critical discourse and interprofessional study at postgraduate level.

Chemical change and environmental applications

Learn about the factors that cause and direct chemical reactions – from those in a car exhaust to those in the complex natural system of the atmosphere.

Child development

Discover how psychological enquiry can help us to improve our understanding of the personal, social, cognitive and linguistic development of children and young people.

Childhood

This interdisciplinary introduction to childhood and youth studies explores what it means to be a child today, with contrasting case studies from round the world.

Children and young people's worlds: frameworks for integrated practice

This course engages with a range of critical perspectives on children’s lives and experiences in the contemporary world, at national and international levels.

Children and young people's worlds: frameworks for integrated practice

This course engages with a range of critical perspectives on children’s lives and experiences in the contemporary world, at national and international levels.

Children and young people's worlds: frameworks for integrated practice

This course engages with a range of critical perspectives on children’s lives and experiences in the contemporary world, at national and international levels.

Children's literature

A broad introduction to the vibrant field of children’s literature studies encompassing eighteenth-century fairy tales to examples of contemporary fiction illustrating current trends.

Cisco networking (CCNA)

This course provides the skills needed to configure a LAN/WAN using Cisco equipment, and prepares you to sit the industry-standard CCNA certification examination.

Cisco networking (CCNA)

This course provides the skills needed to configure a LAN/WAN using Cisco equipment, and prepares you to sit the industry-standard CCNA certification examination.

Classical Studies

This fascinating course examines many different aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds their literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, language and material cultures through a scholarly tradition that is both fast-moving and long-standing. You will investigate the different disciplinary fields of classical studies, bringing you into direct contact with a wide range of fragmentary evidence…

Classroom research and action

Undertake research in your own classroom or school, reflect on your professional practice, and evaluate your contribution to school improvement and pupil learning.

Classroom research and action

Undertake research in your own classroom or school, reflect on your professional practice, and evaluate your contribution to school improvement and pupil learning.

Coding theory

Explore the theory of error-detecting and error-correcting codes, investigate the bounds of these codes, and discover how they can be used in real situations.

Cognitive psychology

How does memory work’ How do we understand language’ How do we think’ Examine theories, evidence, arguments and methods of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and neuroimaging.

Communicating science in the information age

Consider how and science is communicated between professionals and to members of the public – from academic journals to popular science books, TV and news reports.

Communicating science in the information age

Consider how and science is communicated between professionals and to members of the public – from academic journals to popular science books, TV and news reports.

Communication and information technologies

Learn about new developments in the digital communication and information technologies that are rapidly transforming modern society.

Communication in health and social care

Investigate communication – interpersonal, institutional or social – in health and social care contexts, explore how practice can be improved, and reflect on your own experiences.

Communication in health and social care

Investigate communication – interpersonal, institutional or social – in health and social care contexts, explore how practice can be improved, and reflect on your own experiences.

Community safety, crime prevention and social control

This introduction to new thinking on crime prevention, safety and risk management considers contemporary contexts of crime reduction and community safety in Britain and abroad.

Company law and practice

This course addresses fundamental issues of the law in relation to business organisations, including the consequences of a company failing to meet legal standards.

Complex analysis

This course develops the theory of functions of a complex variable, emphasising their geometric properties and indicating some applications.

Complex analysis

This course develops the theory of functions of a complex variable, emphasising their geometric properties and indicating some applications.

Computer algebra, chaos and simulations

Explore and experiment with mathematics and dynamical systems using Maple , a software package that allows computers to manipulate, evaluate, and graphically visualise mathematical expressions.

Computer forensics and investigations

If a criminal stole your organisation’s data, could you detect it’ This course gives you the grounding you need to investigate forensic computing incidents.

Computers and processors

This course explores the diversity of computer applications and describes the fundamental components of computer systems, covering topics such as operating systems, processors, and memory.

Computers and processors

This course explores the diversity of computer applications and describes the fundamental components of computer systems, covering topics such as operating systems, processors, and memory.

Computing: a work-based approach

This course offers a work-based approach to becoming a computing professional for employees or volunteers working in IT-rich environments, mapping activities against industry-wide standards.

Computing: a work-based approach

This course offers a work-based approach to becoming a computing professional for employees or volunteers working in IT-rich environments, mapping activities against industry-wide standards.

Conducting healthcare research

Transform a preliminary research proposal into a comprehensive research project plan, in this second of two courses preparing you for ethical and effective healthcare research.

Contemporary issues in science learning

Investigate key issues in contemporary science teaching, including the influence of theories of learning; the purposes of science education; and using ICT to support learning.

Contemporary issues in science learning

Investigate key issues in contemporary science teaching, including the influence of theories of learning; the purposes of science education; and using ICT to support learning.

Continuing classical Latin

Build on your knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary and learn to read and appreciate the great works of Roman literature, from Catullus to Virgil.

Continuing professional development in practice

Audit and assess the impact that your continuing professional development (CPD) activity has had on your work, and evaluate ways of sharing your learning.

Corporate social responsibility in practice

Corporate social responsibility in practice

Counselling: exploring fear and sadness

Explore how the emotions of fear and sadness have been understood and treated historically and examine current counselling approaches and therapies

Counselling: exploring fear and sadness

Explore how the emotions of fear and sadness have been understood and treated historically and examine current counselling approaches and therapies

Creative problem solving

Creative problem solving

Creative problem solving

Creative problem solving

Creative problem solving

Creative problem solving

Creative problem solving

Creative problem solving

Creative writing

This practical creative writing course identifies your strengths and interests, and helps you develop as a writer of fiction, poetry, biography, autobiography or travel writing.

Creativity, innovation and change

This interdisciplinary course is about managing innovation and change, sustaining a creative climate in your organisation, and promoting imaginative, flexible and practical thought and action.

Critical social work practice

Learn to reflect critically on social work practice, including your own; develop analytical, evaluative and research skills; and develop as an independent learner.

Critical social work practice

This course for Social Work students in Wales supports you in becoming a confident, critical, analytical practitioner, and to apply critical reflection to your practice.

Critical social work practice

Learn to reflect critically on social work practice, including your own; develop analytical, evaluative and research skills; and develop as an independent learner.

Critical social work practice

This course for Social Work students in Wales supports you in becoming a confident, critical, analytical practitioner, and to apply critical reflection to your practice.

Croeso: beginners' Welsh

Develop the skills you need to speak and understand simple Welsh in everyday situations, while gaining a real feel for Welsh society and culture.

Croeso: beginners' Welsh

Develop the skills you need to speak and understand simple Welsh in everyday situations, while gaining a real feel for Welsh society and culture.

Cultural and media studies dissertation

Consolidate and apply your knowledge gained from other courses in the Cultural and Media Studies MA, and develop skills useful for employment or further study.

Cultural and media studies dissertation

Consolidate and apply your knowledge gained from other courses in the Cultural and Media Studies MA, and develop skills useful for employment or further study.

Culture, identity and power in the Roman empire

What did it mean to be ‘Roman’ in the Roman Empire’ Examine the different effects of imperial power on conquests from Britain to North Africa.

Current issues in public management and social enterprise

Focus on current practice in public management and social enterprise in areas such as partnership and multi-agency working, evidence-based management, stakeholder engagement and governance.

Curriculum, learning and society: investigating practice

This course enables teachers and education professionals to analyse, evaluate and develop their own and others’ practice and enter debates in teaching, learning and assessment.

Darwin and evolution

Explore Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, set out in his book On the Origin of Species , and its consequences for life today.

Darwin and evolution

Explore Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, set out in his book On the Origin of Species , and its consequences for life today.

Data, computing and information

This data, computing and information course explains how computers work, how mechanisms are embedded in hardware and software, and how to write simple programs.

Data, computing and information

This data, computing and information course explains how computers work, how mechanisms are embedded in hardware and software, and how to write simple programs.

Databases in enterprise systems

Describes how relational databases can be used to maintain persistent data in software systems.

Databases in enterprise systems

Describes how relational databases can be used to maintain persistent data in software systems.

Databases within website design

This short course in our Certificate in Web Application Development introduces the basics of database design within websites, and explores the ColdFusion server extension.

Databases within website design

This short course in our Certificate in Web Application Development introduces the basics of database design within websites, and explores the ColdFusion server extension.

Death and dying

Explore how society handles death, how care for dying people has changed, the impact of palliative care, and the complex ethical dilemmas involved in decision-making.

Death and dying

Explore how society handles death, how care for dying people has changed, the impact of palliative care, and the complex ethical dilemmas involved in decision-making.

Delivering the youth rehabilitation order

For experienced youth justice practitioners involved in assessing and planning interventions for young people in the context of the Youth Rehabilitation Order.

Delivering the youth rehabilitation order

For experienced youth justice practitioners involved in assessing and planning interventions for young people in the context of the Youth Rehabilitation Order.

Design and designing

Discover the design processes that generate products, gain an understanding of basic design skills, and find out what being a designer involves.

Design and designing

Discover the design processes that generate products, gain an understanding of basic design skills, and find out what being a designer involves.

Design and the Web

This online course explores the elements of web page and website design, using its own course website, and supported by an expertly- moderated online forum.

Design and the Web

This online course explores the elements of web page and website design, using its own course website, and supported by an expertly- moderated online forum.

Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century

Explore the common principles of design, acquire new designing skills and develop an understanding of ways of thinking that lead to innovation and creative solutions.

Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century

Explore the common principles of design, acquire new designing skills and develop an understanding of ways of thinking that lead to innovation and creative solutions.

Designing applications with Visual Basic

Learn to write small applications using Visual Basic Express and object-oriented programming, from a simple traffic survey to more complex, database-linked applications.

Designing applications with Visual Basic

Learn to write small applications using Visual Basic Express and object-oriented programming, from a simple traffic survey to more complex, database-linked applications.

Designing healthcare research

Explore fundamental questions relating to the early stages of research design, and premises about science, research and health care that underpin development of new knowledge.

Designing healthcare research

Explore fundamental questions relating to the early stages of research design, and premises about science, research and health care that underpin development of new knowledge.

Developing adult nursing practice

Develop your performance in practice, theorise practice and develop nursing skills in this first practice-based course in the Adult Branch of our Pre-registration Nursing Programme.

Developing algebraic thinking

Develop your understanding how people learn and use algebra at Key Stages 2’4, and of different teaching constructs and principles.

Developing concurrent distributed systems

classes, polymorphism, packages and access modifiers graphical user interface components, event handling techniques, and the use of exceptions the use of Java APIs, such as the Collections package.

Developing concurrent distributed systems

classes, polymorphism, packages and access modifiers graphical user interface components, event handling techniques, and the use of exceptions the use of Java APIs, such as the Collections package.

Developing food science skills: food composition and analysis

This course focuses on the nutrient and non-nutrient composition of food, enabling you to appreciate the role of chemical analysis in making safe, wholesome food.

Developing food science skills: food composition and analysis

This course focuses on the nutrient and non-nutrient composition of food, enabling you to appreciate the role of chemical analysis in making safe, wholesome food.

Developing food science skills: food microbiology and hygiene

Explore basic aspects of food microbiology, including detrimental and beneficial micro-organisms, and learn about food hygiene in terms of premises, equipment, cleaning and disinfection.

Developing food science skills: food preservation and packaging

Develop your skills in preservation and packaging techniques and the microbiology behind the methods, and consider the issues of shelf-life and the recycling of packaging.

Developing geometric thinking

Develop your understanding of the learning of geometry at Key Stages 2-4, explore a range of different teaching approaches and develop your geometric thinking.

Developing leadership

Well-informed leadership is an essential component of effective nursing practice and health care delivery. This course will acknowledge and develop your professional leadership skills.

Developing mathematical thinking at Key Stage 3

Develop your understanding of the mathematics that underpins Key Stage 3, and explore a range of teaching approaches on this one-week residential course.

Developing mathematical thinking at Key Stage 3

Develop your understanding of the mathematics that underpins Key Stage 3, and explore a range of teaching approaches on this one-week residential course.

Developing mental health nursing practice

Develop your knowledge, practical skills and evidence-based care in mental health practice, in this first course from the Mental Health Branch of our Nursing Programme.

Developing skills for practice

Understand how your own and other people’s skills contribute to the delivery of effective healthcare practice and support collaborative achievements.

Developing skills for practice

Understand how your own and other people’s skills contribute to the delivery of effective healthcare practice and support collaborative achievements.

Developing statistical thinking

This course will help you develop your knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the learning of statistics at Key Stages 2 to 4. As well as improving your statistical thinking, you’ll learn about different teaching approaches, including use of ICT too

Developing your health science practice

Improve your practical health science skills and develop your understanding of the science and theory underpinning them with this work-based course.

Developing your operating department practice

A work-based course covering the science underpinning work in perioperative care – includes introductory biochemistry and enzymology, haematology, histology, pharmacology and pathophysiology.

Developing your operating department practice

A work-based course covering the science underpinning work in perioperative care – includes introductory biochemistry and enzymology, haematology, histology, pharmacology and pathophysiology.

Developing your paramedic practice

Improve your practical paramedic skills and develop your understanding of the science and theory underpinning them with this work-based course.

Development: context and practice

This foundation course for our MSc in Development Management gives a grounding in development studies and explores the meaning and challenge of international development today.

Diabetes care

Explore how people with diabetes can be supported to make informed choices about treatment and lifestyle; and medical, social and psychological aspects of the condition.

Difficulties in literacy development

Explore appropriate curriculum responses to the needs of children as well as the wider issues relevant to adults who experience difficulty in literacy development.

Difficulties in literacy development

Explore appropriate curriculum responses to the needs of children as well as the wider issues relevant to adults who experience difficulty in literacy development.

Digital photography: creating and sharing better images

This visually-focused, online course for the beginner or keen amateur will develop your technical, visual and creative skills in creating and sharing digital images.

Digital photography: creating and sharing better images

This visually-focused, online course for the beginner or keen amateur will develop your technical, visual and creative skills in creating and sharing digital images.

Digital worlds: designing games, creating alternative realities

Discover how computer games and interactive digital experiences are designed, made, marketed and played.

Diploma in Business Studies
Diploma in Business Studies
Diploma in Childhood and Youth Studies
Diploma in Classical Studies
Diploma in Computing
Diploma in Computing
Diploma in Design and Innovation
Diploma in Design and Innovation
Diploma in Design and Innovation
Diploma in Economics
Diploma in English Language Studies
Diploma in English Law
Diploma in English Law
Diploma in Environment and Development
Diploma in Environmental Policy
Diploma in French
Diploma in French
Diploma in Geography
Diploma in Geography
Diploma in Geography and Environment
Diploma in Geosciences
Diploma in Geosciences
Diploma in German
Diploma in German
Diploma in Health and Social Care
Diploma in Health Sciences
Diploma in Health Sciences
Diploma in Information Technology
Diploma in Information Technology
Diploma in Innovation, Economics and Sustainability
Diploma in International Development and Business Innovation
Diploma in Law and French
Diploma in Law and French
Diploma in Life Sciences
Diploma in Life Sciences
Diploma in Literature
Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing
Diploma in Mathematics
Diploma in Mathematics
Diploma in Molecular Science
Diploma in Molecular Science
Diploma in Music
Diploma in Natural Sciences
Diploma in Natural Sciences
Diploma in Physical Science
Diploma in Physical Science
Diploma in Politics and Government
Diploma in Politics and Government
Diploma in Pollution Control
Diploma in Psychology (Conversion for Postgraduates)
Diploma in Religious Studies
Diploma in Social Policy
Diploma in Social Policy and Criminology
Diploma in Sociology
Diploma in Spanish
Diploma in Spanish
Diploma in Statistics
Diploma in Statistics
Diploma in Systems Practice
Diploma of Higher Education in Adult Nursing
Diploma of Higher Education in Adult Nursing
Diploma of Higher Education in Analytical Sciences
Diploma of Higher Education in Business
Diploma of Higher Education in Business
Diploma of Higher Education in Business Information Technology
Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and its Practice
Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and its Practice
Diploma of Higher Education in Early Years
Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services
Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services
Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care
Diploma of Higher Education in Health Sciences
Diploma of Higher Education in Health Sciences
Diploma of Higher Education in ICT
Diploma of Higher Education in ICT
Diploma of Higher Education in Leadership and Management
Diploma of Higher Education in Leadership and Management
Diploma of Higher Education in Materials Fabrication and Engineering
Diploma of Higher Education in Materials Fabrication and Engineering
Diploma of Higher Education in Mental Health Nursing
Diploma of Higher Education in Mental Health Nursing
Diploma of Higher Education in Mental Health Nursing
Diploma of Higher Education in Operating Department Practice
Diploma of Higher Education in Operating Department Practice
Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences
Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences
Diploma of Higher Education in Primary Teaching and Learning
Diploma of Higher Education in Social Sciences
Diploma of Higher Education in Social Sciences
Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Fitness
Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People
Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People
Discourse analysis

This course focuses on the varied traditions around meaning-making, including socio-linguistics, conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, discursive psychology and genealogical research.

Discover and apply your creative skills

Discover and apply your creative skills

Discovering mathematics

Introduces and helps integrate key ideas from statistics, algebra, geometry and trigonometry into your everyday thinking to build your confidence in learning and using mathematics.

Dissertation in mathematics

Undertake independent study of the history of modern geometry or advances in approximation theory, culminating in a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Dissertation: a research project

This one-year research dissertation project completes the Masters in Advancing Healthcare Practice, deepening and diversifying your understanding of advancing practice, project planning and decision-making.

Diverse perspectives on mental health

Explore how social, environmental, economic and political factors shape and constrain our understandings and experiences of mental health and distress, using service users’ own accounts.

Doing economics: people, markets and policy

Examine the various economic theories that explain people’s behaviour in households, businesses and governments and make critical judgements of which alternative best serves which purpose.

Doing economics: people, markets and policy

Examine the various economic theories that explain people’s behaviour in households, businesses and governments and make critical judgements of which alternative best serves which purpose.

Doing philosophy

This week-long residential school is an ideal opportunity to develop skills of analysis, argument and writing needed to do philosophy, which thrives on discussion and debate.

Drug design and synthesis

Explores the complex process involved in the discovery, design, development and synthesis of new drugs for use in healthcare and disease-prevention.

Drug design and synthesis

Explores the complex process involved in the discovery, design, development and synthesis of new drugs for use in healthcare and disease-prevention.

Early years focus on research with children and young people

This project-based course focuses on the research process with children and young people. You’ll develop your own research skills, focusing on an early years topic.

Early years focus on research with children and young people

This project-based course focuses on the research process with children and young people. You’ll develop your own research skills, focusing on an early years topic.

Earth in crisis: environmental policy in an international context

Investigate causes and consequences of international environmental problems and resource conflicts, including loss of biological diversity, water allocation and urbanisation – focusing particularly on climate change.

Ebusiness technologies: foundations and practice

This course explores the driving forces behind developments in ebusiness, introducing the fundamental technologies and protocols upon which new systems and services can be built.

Ebusiness technologies: foundations and practice

This course explores the driving forces behind developments in ebusiness, introducing the fundamental technologies and protocols upon which new systems and services can be built.

Ebusiness technologies: foundations and practice

This course explores the driving forces behind developments in ebusiness, introducing the fundamental technologies and protocols upon which new systems and services can be built.

Economics and economic change

forms of argument. The course is suitable both as a broad introduction to economics for those who want to take only one course in the subject, and as a good basis for further study in economics. If you have any doubt about the suitability o

Economics and economic change

forms of argument. The course is suitable both as a broad introduction to economics for those who want to take only one course in the subject, and as a good basis for further study in economics. If you have any doubt about the suitability o

Ecosystems

Explore the interactions between organisms and their environment that together form an ecosystem – from simple microbial communities to entire rainforests, and even the Earth itself.

Education for all

How far is your classroom ‘inclusive” This course in our Chartered Teacher Programme for teachers in Scotland explores issues of equality, discrimination, and social justice.

Education for all

How far is your classroom ‘inclusive” This course in our Chartered Teacher Programme for teachers in Scotland explores issues of equality, discrimination, and social justice.

Education for all: independent study route

This course for teachers in Scotland who have successfully completed Self-evaluation (EE851) or equivalent, considers diversity in education and ways of overcoming barriers to learning.

Education for all: independent study route

This course for teachers in Scotland who have successfully completed Self-evaluation (EE851) or equivalent, considers diversity in education and ways of overcoming barriers to learning.

Education for development

Explores the relationship between education and development through topics such as teachers, use of new technologies and gender equality in education.

Education for development

Explores the relationship between education and development through topics such as teachers, use of new technologies and gender equality in education.

Educational enquiry

Explore educational enquiry, including data processing and analysis, and learn effective techniques for reading, assessing and reviewing research literatures with this introductory masters-level course.

Educational enquiry

Explore educational enquiry, including data processing and analysis, and learn effective techniques for reading, assessing and reviewing research literatures with this introductory masters-level course.

Effective collaboration in construction

Effective collaboration in construction

Effective collaboration in construction

Effective collaboration in construction

Effective collaboration in construction

Effective collaboration in construction

Effective decision-making skills

Effective decision-making skills

Effective leadership skills

Examine different leadership ideas and theories, identify those of most value to you, and develop your own leadership practices and skills with this practical course.

Effective practice in youth justice

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively in youth Offending Teams (YOTs), and gain the Professional Certificate in Effective Practice (Youth Justice).

Effective practice in youth justice

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively in youth Offending Teams (YOTs), and gain the Professional Certificate in Effective Practice (Youth Justice).

Effective practice in youth justice

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively in youth Offending Teams (YOTs), and gain the Professional Certificate in Effective Practice (Youth Justice).

Effective virtual teams

Effective virtual teams

Electromagnetism

Explore the electromagnetic fields and radiation that pervade the world around you, their encapsulation in Maxwell’s equations, and how they explain dozens of interesting phenomena.

Electromagnetism

Explore the electromagnetic fields and radiation that pervade the world around you, their encapsulation in Maxwell’s equations, and how they explain dozens of interesting phenomena.

Electromagnetism: experiments, applications and simulations

Explore electromagnetism through experimental physics at this residential week – developing your understanding of electromagnetic concepts, showing how our knowledge is based on observations.

Electromagnetism: experiments, applications and simulations

Explore electromagnetism through experimental physics at this residential week – developing your understanding of electromagnetic concepts, showing how our knowledge is based on observations.

Elements of forensic science

Explore how forensic scientists work and how chemistry, DNA and genetics are used in crime scene investigations.

Empire of the microbes

Explore the extraordinary world of microbes – the history of their discovery, their practical uses and even the possibility of their discovery on other planets.

Empire of the microbes

Explore the extraordinary world of microbes – the history of their discovery, their practical uses and even the possibility of their discovery on other planets.

Empire: 1492-1975

Explore the astonishing impact empires (British, French, Russian, Chinese and others) have had on the development of the modern world over the last five centuries.

Employment law and practice

This course considers the development and characteristics of the modern employment relationship. It examines issues such as discrimination, breach of contract, unfair dismissal and redundancy.

Employment law and practice

This course considers the development and characteristics of the modern employment relationship. It examines issues such as discrimination, breach of contract, unfair dismissal and redundancy.

En rumbo: intermediate Spanish

Develop your confidence in understanding, speaking and reading Spanish, while gaining an insight into Spanish and Latin American society and culture.

Energy for a sustainable future

Is environmentally sustainable energy just a pipe dream’ Explore the sustainability problems of current fuel use, and examine more efficient use of energy, including renewables.

Energy for a sustainable future

Is environmentally sustainable energy just a pipe dream’ Explore the sustainability problems of current fuel use, and examine more efficient use of energy, including renewables.

Energy measurements at home

Learn to measure how much energy your home uses, take control of your domestic energy consumption, reduce your ecological ‘footprint’ and cut your home energy costs.

Energy measurements at home

Learn to measure how much energy your home uses, take control of your domestic energy consumption, reduce your ecological ‘footprint’ and cut your home energy costs.

Engineering at work 1

Improve your performance at work while gaining academic credit for the practical and professional skills learned and developed in your engineering workplace.

Engineering at work 1

Improve your performance at work while gaining academic credit for the practical and professional skills learned and developed in your engineering workplace.

Engineering in action

This one-week residential school course will help you develop a range of essential practical and intellectual skills relevant to engineers and students continuing in technology.

Engineering small worlds: micro and nano technologies

This course examines the development of micro- and nano-scale devices in terms of their engineering and operation, through detailed study of real devices.

Engineering small worlds: micro and nano technologies

This course examines the development of micro- and nano-scale devices in terms of their engineering and operation, through detailed study of real devices.

Engineering the future

This course offers an introduction to what engineering is and how it is practised in modern society, and looks at developments that will shape the future.

Engineering the future

This course offers an introduction to what engineering is and how it is practised in modern society, and looks at developments that will shape the future.

Engineering: mechanics, materials, design

Explore how engineers find solutions for technical problems, studying aspects of the mechanics of solids and fluids and the structure and properties of materials.

Engineering: mechanics, materials, design

Explore how engineers find solutions for technical problems, studying aspects of the mechanics of solids and fluids and the structure and properties of materials.

English communication skills for global managers (preMBA)

Develops the skills in written and spoken English that are required to study successfully at MBA level and to communicate effectively in a global business environment.

English for academic purposes online

Develop the specific language skills you need for successful academic study in English.

English grammar in context

Understand how English ‘works’ in a wide range of contexts, including the media, academic writing and everyday conversation, on this practical and intellectually stimulating course.

English grammar in context

Understand how English ‘works’ in a wide range of contexts, including the media, academic writing and everyday conversation, on this practical and intellectually stimulating course.

Enhancing child health nursing practice

Develop your confidence in practising sensitively with babies, children, young people and their families and undertake a critical examination of family-centred health care.

Enterprise and the environment

This course emphasises sustainable production and product stewardship. It covers concepts such as environmental management systems, life-cycle assessment and corporate disclosure (environmental reporting).

Environment

This course introduces a wide range of environmental concerns, exploring and debating our responses to them and investigating their scientific, technological and social backgrounds.

Environment: journeys through a changing world

Introduces studying the environment and explores the issues arising from environmental change and the ways in which these challenges are being addressed.

Environmental change: the record in the rocks

Undertake practical fieldwork and supplementary laboratory experience appropriate to an Earth sciences degree, investigating the interpretation of fossil environmental indicators, with this six-day residential school.

Environmental control and public health

Gain an understanding of environmental and pollution management; how our natural resources are affected by human activity; effects of pollution on health; monitoring and legislation.

Environmental decision making: a systems approach

This course uses systems ideas to explore environmental decision-making situations, to make sense of their complexity and to look for feasible changes and action.

Environmental monitoring, modelling and control

Drinking water supply, air quality management, noise control and solid waste are the main themes of this course, concluding with an environmental impact assessment project.

Environmental responsibility: ethics, policy and action

This course is about understanding and taking responsibility, individually and collectively, for policy and action relating to environmental dilemmas, from climate change to biodiversity loss.

Environmental science

This wide-ranging course draws together biology, chemistry, Earth science and physics. It fosters a holistic approach, studying the processes that link together different environments.

Environmental science in the field

Gain practical observational, data gathering and analytical skills for studying landforms, soils, water and vegetation in this in this one-week, field-based environmental science residential school.

Envol: upper intermediate French

Extend your French language skills and cultural knowledge with this upper intermediate course, which includes a residential school in France (or online alternative).

Envol: upper intermediate French

Extend your French language skills and cultural knowledge with this upper intermediate course, which includes a residential school in France (or online alternative).

Envol: upper intermediate French

Extend your French language skills and cultural knowledge with this upper intermediate course, which includes a residential school in France (or online alternative).

Ethics at work: professional ethics in the 21st century

This short online course about ethics at work is designed to support professionals who encounter complex, important and topical ethical issues in their practice.

Ethics at work: professional ethics in the 21st century

This short online course about ethics at work is designed to support professionals who encounter complex, important and topical ethical issues in their practice.

Ethics at work: professional ethics in the 21st century

This short online course about ethics at work is designed to support professionals who encounter complex, important and topical ethical issues in their practice.

Ethics at work: professional ethics in the 21st century

This short online course about ethics at work is designed to support professionals who encounter complex, important and topical ethical issues in their practice.

Ethics in real life

A short course about ethics and decision-making, relevant to everyone. Explores end of life issues, plagiarism and copyright, and the responsibilities of companies and shareholders.

Ethnography

This course introduces ethnography, an approach to researching social worlds that is characterised by the central role of the researcher and multiple data collection methods.

Ethnography

This course introduces ethnography, an approach to researching social worlds that is characterised by the central role of the researcher and multiple data collection methods.

Europe: culture and identities in a contested continent

How do individuals come to define who they are’ What does it mean to be European’ This interdisciplinary course examines the complex nature of identity.

Evolution

Investigate evolutionary science’s key concepts, including natural selection, and how these account for the characteristics of living organisms and the history of life on Earth.

Exploring ageing

Investigate the experience of being and becoming old; using care services; philosophies, structures and values that determine the status of older people; and ethical dilemmas.

Exploring cognition: damaged brains and neural networks

Discover how cognitive neuropsychology and connectionist modelling inform our understanding of how the brain might work and what goes wrong when it is damaged.

Exploring history: medieval to modern 1400-1900

A wide-ranging introduction to the study of European and Atlantic history – medieval to modern – and the techniques of professional historians, connected by common themes throughout.

Exploring information systems

This course explores current thinking about the fundamentals of IS, data and information, the nature of modern information systems and the technology that underpins them.

Exploring mathematics

Exploring mathematics gives you a good understanding of the nature and scope of mathematics and a solid foundation for higher-level mathematics and physics courses.

Exploring mathematics

Exploring mathematics gives you a good understanding of the nature and scope of mathematics and a solid foundation for higher-level mathematics and physics courses.

Exploring practice

Examine a project theme around your own practice in health or social care, develop an action plan and explore the implications for change and improvement.

Exploring psychology

This thorough overview of psychology introduces biological, social, and cognitive psychologies – exploring areas relevant to your daily life such as identity, learning, memory, and language.

Exploring psychology on-line project

This online course builds on your study of DSE212 Exploring psychology , developing your skills in psychological research, and exploring the practical and ethical issues involved.

Exploring psychology project

This residential course builds on your study of DSE212 Exploring psychology , developing your skills in psychological research, and exploring the practical and ethical issues involved.

Exploring science

Develop key scientific skills and explore a range of fascinating concepts and topics, including genetics, drugs, global warming, atoms, and the origin of the Universe.

Exploring sport online

This online course for sports fans – spectators or competitors – introduces the study of sport from the perspectives of the individual, the team and society.

Exploring sustainability dissertation

Explore sustainable development by researching and writing a dissertation of up to 15,000 words, based either on values and sustainability ; or the challenge of integration .

Exploring sustainability dissertation

Explore sustainable development by researching and writing a dissertation of up to 15,000 words, based either on values and sustainability ; or the challenge of integration .

Exploring the classical world

Develop your interest in classical Greece and Rome, studying everything from Homer to Roman social history, and evaluating ancient sources from poetry to archaeology.

Exploring the English language

This interdisciplinary course is for anyone interested in the English language – its history, influence, past and present usage, and how it can be analysed.

Exploring the molecular world

Learn practical experimentation, problem-solving, recording and reporting techniques in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry at this one-week residential-school, which complements The molecular world (S205).

Exploring the molecular world

Learn practical experimentation, problem-solving, recording and reporting techniques in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry at this one-week residential-school, which complements The molecular world (S205).

Extending personal professional development

This course extends and enhances your professional development through work-based learning and an investigation of practice in the early years setting in which you work.

Extending personal professional development

This course extends and enhances your professional development through work-based learning and an investigation of practice in the early years setting in which you work.

Family meanings

This introduction to family studies focuses on what ‘family’ means in our everyday lives, in family research and statistics, and policy and professional practice.

Family meanings

This introduction to family studies focuses on what ‘family’ means in our everyday lives, in family research and statistics, and policy and professional practice.

Film and television history

The social and cultural influence of film and television has been enormous in the Western world. Explore how and why, and how audiences have reacted.

Finance for non-financial managers

Get to grips with financial management with this introduction to finance for non-specialists, covering budgeting, making a business case for resources, and measuring financial performance.

Financial strategy

This course will help middle and senior line managers develop their knowledge of finance and accounting and how they interact, in public and private sectors.

Food: from farm to fork (An overview of food production)

This introduction to the food production and supply chain known as ‘farm to fork’ covers key features of the chain, food labelling and contamination risk.

Forensic engineering

This course analyses the problems arising from product failure caused by inadequate materials, poor manufacturing or bad design – and offers guidance on good product design.

Forensic psychology: crime, offenders and policing

This course explores important and fascinating questions and issues in the psychology of crime, offenders and policing

Forensic psychology: witnesses, experts and evidence on trial

Examine important questions and issues in the psychology of witnessing, legal decisions and expertise in court.

Fossils and the history of life

Discover how organisms become fossilised, how to identify the common fossils you are likely to find and where they fit into the story of evolution.

Foundation and intermediate software testing

Foundation and intermediate software testing

Foundation Degree in Analytical Sciences
Foundation Degree in Analytical Sciences
Foundation Degree in Business
Foundation Degree in Business Information Technology
Foundation Degree in Computing and its Practice
Foundation Degree in Counselling
Foundation Degree in Early Years
Foundation Degree in Early Years
Foundation Degree in Financial Services
Foundation Degree in Financial Services
Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
Foundation Degree in Health Sciences
Foundation Degree in Health Sciences
Foundation Degree in Information and Communication Technologies
Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management
Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management
Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering
Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering
Foundation Degree in Operating Department Practice
Foundation Degree in Operating Department Practice
Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences
Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning
Foundation Degree in Sport and Fitness
Foundation Degree in Working with Young People
Foundation Degree in Working with Young People
Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)
Foundations for effective practice in youth justice

This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and insights that make up the foundations of effective practice in the field of youth justice.

Foundations for effective practice in youth justice

This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and insights that make up the foundations of effective practice in the field of youth justice.

Foundations for social work practice

Develop the foundation knowledge and skills of social work, with particular emphasis on key roles: Prepare for assessment of need ; and Support representation and advocacy.

Foundations of software testing

Foundations of software testing

Fractal geometry

This course examines the theory of fractals – whose geometry cannot easily be described in classical terms – and studies examples to which it can be applied.

From composition to performance: musicians at work

Examine the processes by which music is created and transmitted – composition, improvisation, performance, editing, and publication – across a wide variety of musical traditions and periods.

From Enlightenment to Romanticism c.1780-1830

Develop your critical understanding of this crucially formative period in modern European history, through key texts associated with the epoch-making transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism.

From Enlightenment to Romanticism c.1780-1830

Develop your critical understanding of this crucially formative period in modern European history, through key texts associated with the epoch-making transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism.

Functional analysis

This course, based on Elements of Functional Analysis by I.J. Maddox, examines sets of functions, and looks at mapping from one set to others.

Functional analysis

This course, based on Elements of Functional Analysis by I.J. Maddox, examines sets of functions, and looks at mapping from one set to others.

Fundamentals of interaction design

Acquire practical skills and theoretical tools to analyse, design and evaluate interactive products that surround our everyday lives – from websites to drinks dispensers.

Fundamentals of senior management

This course gives you a thorough grounding in management concepts and principles, from management context and practice, to improving performance, project management and managing change.

Geology

Introduces the fundamentals of scientific study of the Earth and the practical skills required understand and interpret geological features and processes.

Geology

Introduces the fundamentals of scientific study of the Earth and the practical skills required understand and interpret geological features and processes.

Getting it right: consulting and communication inside organisations

This online Continuing Professional Development course examines different ways of communicating with employees, and the business benefits of communicating more effectively.

Getting it right: consulting and communication inside organisations

This online Continuing Professional Development course examines different ways of communicating with employees, and the business benefits of communicating more effectively.

Getting it right: consulting and communication inside organisations

This online Continuing Professional Development course examines different ways of communicating with employees, and the business benefits of communicating more effectively.

Governing Europe

Investigate the origins of the EU, motivations for its creation, the history of successive EU enlargements, and issues like the Euro, immigration, and national identity.

Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education
Graphs, networks and design

This course is about using ideas from discrete mathematics to model problems, and representing these ideas through diagrams, showing anything from chemical bonds to transport systems.

Graphs, networks and design

This course is about using ideas from discrete mathematics to model problems, and representing these ideas through diagrams, showing anything from chemical bonds to transport systems.

Groups and geometry

Examine the construction, recognition and classification of geometric structures including tiling and wallpaper patterns, and algebraic entities including symmetry and other groups of low order.

Groups and geometry

Examine the construction, recognition and classification of geometric structures including tiling and wallpaper patterns, and algebraic entities including symmetry and other groups of low order.

Health sciences in practice

Explore the science underpinning your work; the IT and numerical skills needed to be a safe, confident practitioner; and the communications skills vital to healthcare.

Health sciences in practice

Explore the science underpinning your work; the IT and numerical skills needed to be a safe, confident practitioner; and the communications skills vital to healthcare.

Heritage, whose heritage?

A course for anyone passionate about heritage and its management, helping you understand key issues affecting heritage decision-making and apply them to your own interests.

How can supply chain ideas help you?

How can supply chain ideas help you’

How the Universe works

This short, lively introduction to cosmology and particle physics will develop your understanding of astronomy, space and the universe – past, present and future.

How the Universe works

This short, lively introduction to cosmology and particle physics will develop your understanding of astronomy, space and the universe – past, present and future.

How to be effective on a governing body: in 10 steps

How to be effective on a governing body: in 10 steps

How to design and analyse surveys

Examine principles and processes of designing and analysing surveys, for developing new services or measuring responses to services, and how to apply them in practice.

How to use coaching at work

This course, focused on the role of manager and/or specialist in coaching staff, helps you develop personal coaching skills and encourage them throughout your workforce.

How to use coaching at work

This course, focused on the role of manager and/or specialist in coaching staff, helps you develop personal coaching skills and encourage them throughout your workforce.

How to use coaching at work

This course, focused on the role of manager and/or specialist in coaching staff, helps you develop personal coaching skills and encourage them throughout your workforce.

How well do you communicate? Interpersonal communication at work.

Whatever your line of work, good interpersonal communication skills are essential for success. This course helps you communicate better with colleagues, customers and external stakeholders.

Human biology

Explore human biology in relation to health and disease, how systems of the body interact, how they can fail, and how medical interventions can help.

Human biology

This course in our nursing programme explores human biology in relation to health and disease, how the body’s systems interact, and interventions when they fail.

Human biology

Explore human biology in relation to health and disease, how systems of the body interact, how they can fail, and how medical interventions can help.

Human biology

This course in our nursing programme explores human biology in relation to health and disease, how the body’s systems interact, and interventions when they fail.

Human genetics and health issues

Examines DNA, how genes function, genetic diseases, the Human Genome Project and some of the biological, medical and ethical issues surrounding research into genes.

ICTs, change and projects at work

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are powerful drivers of change. This course enables you to deal with and lead change through projects in the workplace.

Identity in question

Explore social identity, ‘socialisation’, subjectivity and personhood, and learn how to assess the value of different theoretical frameworks for understanding identity with real case studies.

Identity in question

Explore social identity, ‘socialisation’, subjectivity and personhood, and learn how to assess the value of different theoretical frameworks for understanding identity with real case studies.

Imaging in medicine

Explore the diagnostic and therapeutic use of medical imaging – including X-ray; ultrasound; magnetic resonance and radionuclide – and consider the risks and social issues involved.

Imaging in medicine

Explore the diagnostic and therapeutic use of medical imaging – including X-ray; ultrasound; magnetic resonance and radionuclide – and consider the risks and social issues involved.

Implementing successful ICT systems

Implementing successful ICT systems

Improving your negotiation skills

This short course helps you develop effective negotiation skills for your own work setting, using case studies to explore stages of negotiation and negotiation techniques.

Inclusive education: learning from each other

Explore how inclusive approaches to education meet the needs of learners who encounter difficulties, whether related to disability, learning difficulty, or other aspects of diversity.

Inclusive education: learning from each other

Explore how inclusive approaches to education meet the needs of learners who encounter difficulties, whether related to disability, learning difficulty, or other aspects of diversity.

Inclusive education: learning from each other

Explore how inclusive approaches to education meet the needs of learners who encounter difficulties, whether related to disability, learning difficulty, or other aspects of diversity.

Infectious disease

This course approaches infectious disease from several perspectives, including the biological. It explores the causes and control of disease and its interaction with the human immune system.

Influencing strategic thinking for finance professionals

This course will provide you with tools, frameworks and ideas to help you influence strategic thinking and contribute to strategic decisions as a finance professional.

Information and communication technologies at work

This course enables you to gain academic credit for learning at work, in a role currently involving you in use of and/or management of ICTs.

Information security management

Gain knowledge and skills to plan the implementation of an information security management system that provides efficient, effective safeguards fit for your organisation’s needs.

Information security management

Gain knowledge and skills to plan the implementation of an information security management system that provides efficient, effective safeguards fit for your organisation’s needs.

Information systems legacy and evolution

IS evolution can be seen in two ways, planned and unplanned. This course discusses both, helping you understand their nature and giving you workplace techniques.

Information systems legacy and evolution

IS evolution can be seen in two ways, planned and unplanned. This course discusses both, helping you understand their nature and giving you workplace techniques.

Innovating in practice

Explore how collaborative working can improve practice, advance healthcare delivery and address service users’ needs; and learn to develop and organise successful practice innovations.

Innovating in practice

Explore how collaborative working can improve practice, advance healthcare delivery and address service users’ needs; and learn to develop and organise successful practice innovations.

Innovation for business results

Innovation for business results

Innovation: designing for a sustainable future

This project-based course looks at how successful innovations emerge, and how innovation can be directed towards ensuring a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable future.

Innovation: designing for a sustainable future

This project-based course looks at how successful innovations emerge, and how innovation can be directed towards ensuring a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable future.

Innovations in elearning

Discover how the latest developments in elearning are changing relationships between teachers, learners and technology, and why some innovations are adopted more readily than others.

Innovations in elearning

Discover how the latest developments in elearning are changing relationships between teachers, learners and technology, and why some innovations are adopted more readily than others.

Institutional development: conflicts, values and meanings

Develop the conceptual and practical skills needed to frame, manage and negotiate institutional development, change organisational structures and adopt new norms and values.

Integrated safety, health and environmental management

This course explores health, safety and environmental management, including how standards are set, approaches to risk assessment, control strategies and emergency planning.

Integrating software systems for IT professionals

An introduction to systems integration; the technologies used, including application servers, integration servers, XML, and web services; and the organisation of systems integration projects.

Intermediate software testing

Intermediate software testing

International development: challenges for a world in transition

This course introduces the main issues associated with meeting the challenges of international development, in the context of changing global, political and economic circumstances.

International development: challenges for a world in transition

This course introduces the main issues associated with meeting the challenges of international development, in the context of changing global, political and economic circumstances.

Interviewing skills for successful selection

Interviewing skills for successful selection

Interviewing skills for successful selection

Interviewing skills for successful selection

Interviewing skills for successful selection

Interviewing skills for successful selection

Interviewing skills for successful selection

Interviewing skills for successful selection

Introducing astronomy

Explore astronomy and be amazed by planets, stars, stellar explosions, distant galaxies, extraterrestrial life, and the ‘big bang’ theory of the origin of the Universe.

Introducing environment

This friendly introduction to the study of the environment explores topics like the biology of ecosystems and food chains, biodiversity, ecological sustainability and fossil fuels.

Introducing health sciences: a case study approach

Explore scientific and social aspects of disease and disability through issues like water and health; pain; alcohol; cancer screening; lung disease; trauma; and visual impairment.

Introducing professional practice

This experiential learning (APEL) route enables you to collect and record evidence of competencies in health and social care practice, and reflect on your learning.

Introducing professional practice and knowledge

Demonstrate how the experience and knowledge you already have contribute towards the professional learning outcomes for nursing; write and compile a personal portfolio of evidence.

Introducing religions

This course introduces six major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism; exploring beliefs, practices, concepts and principles and their influence on world affairs.

Introducing the social sciences

An ideal introduction to the disciplines that make up the social sciences – psychology, social policy, criminology, geography, environment, politics, international studies, economics and sociology.

Introducing the social sciences - part one

Introduces the disciplines that make up the social sciences – psychology, social policy, criminology, geography, environment, politics, international studies, economics and sociology.

Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

This short course will give you a good grounding in double-entry bookkeeping and the production of basic financial statements, and an introduction to financial accounting.

Introduction to counselling

This accessible introduction to the theory and practice of counselling is primarily academic, but will also develop your awareness of the basic skills in counselling practice.

Introduction to counselling

This accessible introduction to the theory and practice of counselling is primarily academic, but will also develop your awareness of the basic skills in counselling practice.

Introduction to financial services

Explore the historical development of financial services in the UK and examine how the sector is currently structured and regulated.

Introduction to financial services

Explore the historical development of financial services in the UK and examine how the sector is currently structured and regulated.

Introduction to research: basic skills and survey methods

This broad introduction to survey research and statistical analysis at postgraduate level covers sampling, questionnaire design and construction, interviewing, and qualitative methods such as ethnography.

Introduction to research: basic skills and survey methods

This broad introduction to survey research and statistical analysis at postgraduate level covers sampling, questionnaire design and construction, interviewing, and qualitative methods such as ethnography.

Introduction to sport, fitness and management

Whether your interest in sport and fitness is general or professional, this course covers key issues from health and nutrition to safety and customer care.

Introduction to travel planning

This course is designed to familiarise newly appointed travel plan coordinators with crucial aspects of travel planning, and to broaden the knowledge of existing coordinators.

Introduction to travel planning

This course is designed to familiarise newly appointed travel plan coordinators with crucial aspects of travel planning, and to broaden the knowledge of existing coordinators.

Introduction to working with young people

Understand the key principles and ideas which underpin work with young people, and learn to take a reflective stance towards your own and others’ practice.

Introduction to working with young people in practice

Develop the skills needed to work effective with young people – individually and in groups – and enhance the quality of the relationships you build with them.

Introduction to working with young people: supported APEL route

Explore key principles and ideas underpinning work with young people, and take a reflective stance towards your own and others’ practice in this APEL course.

Investigating entrepreneurial opportunities

If you’re considering starting your own venture, this course helps you test your ideas to arrive at a business proposition with ambitious yet attainable objectives.

Investigating language in action

This masters level course examines and reflects on the nature and use of language in action, and develops your skills in analysing English texts.

Investigating the psychological world

Conduct an investigation in the social sciences using publicly available information from various sources, including academic journals, government websites, special interest groups and individual experts.

Investigating the social world

Explores the relationship between education and development through topics such as teachers, use of new technologies and gender equality in education.

Investigating the social world

Explores the relationship between education and development through topics such as teachers, use of new technologies and gender equality in education.

Investigative biology

Develop your scientific and practical skills through three laboratory-based biological investigations ‘ Regulation and control, Energy and Carbon dioxide in plants –

Islam in the west: the politics of co-existence

This course explores debates around the role of Islam in western societies and what it means to be a Muslim in Europe or North America.

Issues in brain and behaviour

Draw on biological and social sciences to investigate addiction and neural ageing; including neurobiological and psychological factors, treatments and therapies, and the role of genetics.

Issues in brain and behaviour

Draw on biological and social sciences to investigate addiction and neural ageing; including neurobiological and psychological factors, treatments and therapies, and the role of genetics.

Issues in brain and behaviour

Draw on biological and social sciences to investigate addiction and neural ageing; including neurobiological and psychological factors, treatments and therapies, and the role of genetics.

Issues in contemporary social and political philosophy

Building on the philosophy foundation course, explore issues going beyond simply academic philosophy – citizenship, nationalism, democracy and more – developing your critical skills in the process.

Issues in international finance and investment

This course introduces you to managing international resource allocation and investment both externally via the capital markets and lending institutions, and internally within the organisation.

Issues in international financial reporting

Add international accountancy and finance knowledge to your management skills, examining accounting issues that affect the analysis and interpretation of financial statements of multinational companies.

ITT programme: flexible PGCE modern foreign languages (Spanish)

Our flexible PGCE offers an individual path to becoming a secondary teacher (11-18 year-olds), incorporating qualified teacher status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

ITT programme: flexible PGCE secondary design and technology

Our flexible PGCE offers an individual path to becoming a secondary teacher (11-18 year-olds), incorporating qualified teacher status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

ITT programme: flexible PGCE secondary geography

Our flexible PGCE offers an individual path to becoming a secondary teacher (11-18 year-olds), incorporating qualified teacher status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

ITT programme: flexible PGCE secondary mathematics

Our flexible PGCE offers an individual path to becoming a secondary teacher (11-18 year-olds), incorporating qualified teacher status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

ITT programme: flexible PGCE secondary music

Our flexible PGCE offers an individual path to becoming a secondary teacher (11-18 year-olds), incorporating qualified teacher status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

ITT programme: flexible PGCE secondary science

Our flexible PGCE offers an individual path to becoming a secondary teacher (11-18 year-olds), incorporating qualified teacher status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

ITT programme:flexible PGCE secondary modern foreign languages(French)

Our flexible PGCE offers an individual path to becoming a secondary teacher (11-18 year-olds), incorporating qualified teacher status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

ITT programme:flexible PGCE secondary modern foreign languages(German)

Our flexible PGCE offers an individual path to becoming a secondary teacher (11-18 year-olds), incorporating qualified teacher status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Keeping ahead in information and communication technologies

Investigate how to keep pace with rapid changes in ICT, and how to use ICT successfully in complex systems where people play a major part.

Key skills for professional engineers

This course develops and assesses your reflective and key skills, leading you towards corporate membership of an engineering institution and Incorporated or Chartered Engineer status.

Key skills for professional engineers

This course develops and assesses your reflective and key skills, leading you towards corporate membership of an engineering institution and Incorporated or Chartered Engineer status.

Language and literacy in a changing world

With its international focus and an emphasis on social perspectives, this masters course will deepen your understanding of language and literacy in a changing world.

Language and literacy in a changing world

With its international focus and an emphasis on social perspectives, this masters course will deepen your understanding of language and literacy in a changing world.

Law: agreements, rights and responsibilities

Examine the two Foundations of Legal Knowledge covered by the Law of Obligations – Contract Law and the Law of Tort – and the law of restitution.

Law: ownership and trusteeship: rights and responsibilities

This course examines the Foundations of Legal Knowledge in land law, and equity and trusts, looking at a variety of issues concerning ownership and trusteeship.

Law: the individual and the state

This course builds on Understanding law (W200) and examines a further two Foundations of Legal Knowledge: public law and criminal law in England and Wales.

Leadership for professionals

This course helps you improve your current leadership style as a finance professional, empower others, review your decision making, and build and improve organisational networks.

Leading and managing for effective education

This masters-level course will develop your understanding of current thinking on educational leadership and management, and encourage effective integration of theory and practice.

Leading health care

Critically analyse practice, examine local healthcare contexts and plan change, working collaboratively with healthcare colleagues – focusing on the rationale for change and its successful management.

Leading health care

Critically analyse practice, examine local healthcare contexts and plan change, working collaboratively with healthcare colleagues – focusing on the rationale for change and its successful management.

Leading organisational change

This online course provides you with tools, frameworks and ideas to help you to lead change initiatives effectively as a manager of your organisation.

Leading work with young people

Examine the leadership roles practitioners take on in work with young people, and deepen your understanding of the policies, practices and contexts of such work.

Leading work with young people

Examine the leadership roles practitioners take on in work with young people, and deepen your understanding of the policies, practices and contexts of such work.

Leading work with young people in practice

This hands-on, work-based course focuses on effective leadership and management practice in working with young people, and develops your practical and analytical skills.

Leading work with young people: supported APEL route

Build on your experience in this examination of the leadership roles practitioners adopt and develop your understanding of the policies, practices and contexts of working with young people.

Leading work with young people: supported APEL route

Build on your experience in this examination of the leadership roles practitioners adopt and develop your understanding of the policies, practices and contexts of working with young people.

Learning & teaching: independent study route

This course in our Chartered Teaching programme (for teachers in Scotland) examines perspectives on learning, teaching and assessment and encourages reflective practice.

Learning & teaching: independent study route

This course in our Chartered Teaching programme (for teachers in Scotland) examines perspectives on learning, teaching and assessment and encourages reflective practice.

Learning and teaching

This course in our Chartered Teaching programme (for teachers in Scotland) examines perspectives on learning, teaching and assessment and encourages reflective practice.

Learning and teaching

This course in our Chartered Teaching programme (for teachers in Scotland) examines perspectives on learning, teaching and assessment and encourages reflective practice.

Learning by volunteering

Learning by volunteering

Learning by volunteering

Learning by volunteering

Learning by volunteering

Learning by volunteering

Learning by volunteering

Learning by volunteering

Learning from IS failures

Information systems are particularly prone to failure. This course looks at how to prevent it, in the design, implementation and operation of information systems.

Learning from IS failures

Information systems are particularly prone to failure. This course looks at how to prevent it, in the design, implementation and operation of information systems.

Learning to change

Build on your existing knowledge, skills and qualities to achieve positive change – considering the options open to you and making plans for the future.

Learning to lead

Become an effective leader in your school: this course explores the diversity of leadership, and supports you as you reflect on your own professional practice.

Learning to lead

Become an effective leader in your school: this course explores the diversity of leadership, and supports you as you reflect on your own professional practice.

Life in the oceans: exploring our blue planet

A fascinating voyage into the oceans; explore the seas and marine environments using material from the spectacular Blue Planet BBC TV series.

Life in the oceans: exploring our blue planet

A fascinating voyage into the oceans; explore the seas and marine environments using material from the spectacular Blue Planet BBC TV series.

Linear statistical modelling

Explore situations where a response variable depends on explanatory variables – such as how different strains of wheat compare when grown in various conditions.

Linear statistical modelling

Explore situations where a response variable depends on explanatory variables – such as how different strains of wheat compare when grown in various conditions.

Linguistic phonics: teaching reading

Linguistic phonics: teaching reading

Living in a globalised world

This course uses geographical concepts to help you make sense of our complex, globalised world and the processes and patterns that shape it.

Living in a globalised world

This course uses geographical concepts to help you make sense of our complex, globalised world and the processes and patterns that shape it.

Living political ideas

This exciting course considers the ways in which political ideas ‘live’, demonstrating their relevance for understanding contemporary issues in national and world politics.

MA English part 1

Expand on your previous study and prepare for your dissertation through an exploration of a rich variety of literary texts, from the ancient past to the present.

MA History part 1

Explore British and Irish histories from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries and increase your understanding of a range of key approaches to studying history.

MA in Art History
MA in Childhood and Youth
MA in Classical Studies
MA in Cultural and Media Studies
MA in Cultural and Media Studies
MA in English
MA in English
MA in Environment, Policy and Society
MA in History
MA in History
MA in Humanities
MA in Humanities
MA in Literature
MA in Music
MA in Music
MA in Online and Distance Education
MA in Online and Distance Education
MA in Philosophy
MA in Philosophy
MA in Religious Studies
MA in Religious Studies
MA in Social Policy and Criminology
MA in Social Policy and Criminology
MA in Social Sciences
MA in Social Sciences
MA Religious Studies part 1

Focusing on controversies, religion from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, and methods in Religious Studies, this course will help you prepare for your dissertation.

Make your experience count

Take stock of your skills, plan for your personal and career development and gain 30 higher education credit points, by drawing on previous learning experiences.

Making a difference

This course focuses on a management initiative of your own choosing, consolidating your ability to make a difference to organisational performance as manager or leader.

Making a difference

This course focuses on a management initiative of your own choosing, consolidating your ability to make a difference to organisational performance as manager or leader.

Making a difference

This course focuses on a management initiative of your own choosing, consolidating your ability to make a difference to organisational performance as manager or leader.

Making a difference to child health nursing

Make a difference to your child-health nursing practice through a critical understanding of leadership, strategic thinking and the management of change.

Making it happen! Leadership, influence and change

A practical, work-based course about leadership and change practice – about making things happen – applicable to your current and future roles, whether paid or unpaid.

Making sense of strategy

Explore the origins and development of strategy as a subject and how organisations and individuals try to interpret and exploit opportunities and strive for success.

Making sense of the arts

Discover key ideas and ways of thinking about the arts and humanities – including poetry, history, and art history – while developing your study skills.

Making social worlds

Explore how we operate in social worlds and how social experience is shaped and made meaningful. Topics include immigration, medicine, family, money and reality television.

Management and business research

Develop an understanding of how research is carried out in business and management settings, and some of the problems and issues you’re likely to face.

Managing 1: organisations and people

The first of three practice-focused courses leading to the Professional Certificate in Management. Investigates organisational behaviour and human resource management, focusing on your own role.

Managing 1: organisations and people - online version

The first of three practice-focused courses leading to the Professional Certificate in Management. Investigates organisational behaviour and human resource management, focusing on your own role.

Managing 2: marketing and finance

This practical course from our Professional Certificate in Management programme covers topics in marketing and finance through activities and problem-solving, focusing on your own role.

Managing 2: marketing and finance - online version

This practical course from our Professional Certificate in Management programme covers topics in marketing and finance through activities and problem-solving, focusing on your own role.

Managing 3: the integration challenge

Consolidate the key learning points from your previous management studies and integrate organisational, people, customer and financial based perspectives of the managerial role.

Managing a professional practice

Designed to support anyone running a small- or medium-sized professional service business, this online Continuing Professional Development course will help you address key management issues.

Managing behaviour in schools

This course focuses on managing behaviour at whole school, classroom and individual student level, and will suit professionals in both mainstream and special schools.

Managing care

Gain the knowledge, skills and analytical tools needed to become an effective frontline manager in a range of care settings and reflect critically on practice.

Managing complexity: a systems approach

Working on your own project throughout this course, you will practise and develop your systems thinking and project management skills in handling complex issues.

Managing complexity: a systems approach

Working on your own project throughout this course, you will practise and develop your systems thinking and project management skills in handling complex issues.

Managing complexity: a toolkit approach

Managing complexity: a toolkit approach

Managing complexity: a toolkit approach

Managing complexity: a toolkit approach

Managing conflict

Managing conflict

Managing diversity

Managing diversity

Managing health and social care

This course explores the meaning of effective management in health and social care services; investigating team working; change implementation; communication; decision making; and controlling budgets.

Managing in the workplace

This course about management skills and ideas is ideal if you’ve completed NVQ Level 3 in management, work in delivering public services and want to begin undergraduate study.

Managing knowledge

Develop a broad view of knowledge management – including communication, sense-making, learning, intangible assets, human resources, and knowledge technologies – and learn how to ‘make a difference’.

Managing organisational performance

Gain the tools and techniques you need to identify objectives; understand, monitor, measure and manage performance; and identify how your own practice fits in.

Managing organisational politics

Managing organisational politics

Managing performance and change

Get the tools and techniques needed to improve performance in your team, department, organisation or project, and develop advanced skills in areas like change management.

Managing performance through people

Improve performance in your organisation through the people you manage, focusing on agreeing objectives, and setting up effective mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing progress.

Managing systemic change: inquiry, action and interaction

Develop your understanding of systemic inquiry, systemic action research and social learning in order to extend your skills of project, programme and change management.

Managing the software enterprise

Explore the acquisition, management and development of complex software systems for organisations, from procurement and maintenance to managing resources, change, quality and risk.

Managing the software enterprise

Explore the acquisition, management and development of complex software systems for organisations, from procurement and maintenance to managing resources, change, quality and risk.

Manufacture materials design

This course approaches manufacturing processes, selection of materials and design of components as facets of the same task: making something that serves its purpose efficiently.