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Dig deeper into the issues making the news - from new technology and social media to the energy crisis, inequality and the threat of new conflicts - with our free online political science and international relations courses.
Learn how disability intersects with human rights, and how a good life can be made possible for everyone.
Explore the fascinating history and culture of the American South from colonial times to the 21st century.
Birth is a lottery. Where, when and to whom you are born and the society into which you are born will influence your life chances.
Understand the critical energy challenges the world faces and analyse the political economy of the global energy industry.
We explore the ethical responsibilities that weigh on military professionals, who are ‘managers of violence’.
Become a more informed digital citizen and engage with debate about what is appropriate in the modern world of social media
Make sense of eating and drinking in national and international relations – from preparing food to seating and serving guests.
How do governments acquire and spend public money? Take a fresh look at public financial management with this free online course.
Discover the varying uses of social media around the world and its consequences for politics, relationships and everyday life.
Explores the new reproductive technologies, the opportunities they provide, and the profound social challenges they pose.
Learn about the UK Parliament with this free online course - explore the work of Parliament and find out how it’s evolving.
Learn the basic principles and approaches to responding to humanitarian emergencies with this free online course.
Learn how Global Systems Science can inform and model the impact of social, economic, political and environmental policy making.
Learn about personalised medicine and the impact that our enhanced understanding of genetics has on modern medicine and society.
Understand and analyze the role of religion in conflicts and peacebuilding in present-day societies, with this free online course.
What is distinctive about leadership in the public sphere? Find out more about what it takes to lead public service organizations.
Experience the world’s first international age, 3,500 years ago in the ancient Near East, with this free online course.
Investigate links between economics and politicians with Sir Vince Cable and leading economists at the University of Nottingham.
Learn the international politics of Asia-Pacific with a focus on the United States, China, Japan, North Korea, and South Korea
Explore the concerns about rising generational and economic inequality in developed countries, with this free online course.
Understand the problems cities face and learn how they can be resolved with ethical solutions.
Social Businesses are designed to improve society. In this course you will learn the main concepts to design a Social Business.
An introduction to public health and wider responses to high-risk biological agent events, epidemics and bioterrorism.
Learn how economic analyses can help us better understand crime problems that we face.
Why do children get a better start to life in some countries than in others? What can we learn from the best performing countries?
Learn about the vital role healthcare plays in violence prevention and peace-building both globally and locally
Find out how measuring and promoting wellbeing can make people, organisations and society more focused, considerate and effective.
Understand how we can balance human needs with caring for the planet with this free online course about climate change.