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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.
Discover the varying uses of social media around the world and its consequences for politics, relationships and everyday life.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
Find out how measuring and promoting wellbeing can make people, organisations and society more focused, considerate and effective.
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.
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.
Explores the new reproductive technologies, the opportunities they provide, and the profound social challenges they pose.
Social Businesses are designed to improve society. In this course you will learn the main concepts to design a Social Business.
Understand how we can balance human needs with caring for the planet with this free online course about climate change.
Learn what progress Africa has made towards inclusive development and consider challenges post-2015 in this free online course.
What causes armed conflict in the world today? Examine current thinking on this critical question with this free online course.
Why do we cooperate? How can we achieve more lasting cooperation? This course explores the puzzle in international politics today.
Explore the role of the state and criminal justice interventions in producing safe and just societies
Learn how disability is part of who we are as human beings, and how a good life is possible for everyone.
Learn how economic analyses can help us better understand crime problems that we face.
There are 45.8 million slaves alive today. Find out how we might achieve a slavery-free world with this free online course.
Understand how environmental change affects people, and how we can work together for justice in environmental management.
Understand the problems cities face and learn how they can be resolved with ethical solutions.
Learn about the link between identity, culture and politics in the construction of contemporary Europe.
Explore how to make food systems more sustainable and resource-smart for our environment, health and food security.
Explore the impact and ethics of using drones, special ops units and private security firms, with this free online course.
How will we feed an extra two billion people by the middle of this century?
Explore how people use public spaces around the world to protest and express their identity, with this free online course.
Explore the historical evolution of China and the Korean Peninsula and discover the implications for today.
Learn how to make sense of social statistics and economic data with this introductory course on quantitative social science.
Explore the unique and untold history of North and South Korea - from 1945 to the present - with this free online course.
Find out how propaganda is used to instil political ideologies and its impact on our daily lives, with this free online course.
Most people now live in cities. With populations growing, how do we make these dense future cities green, liveable and poetic?
This course will examine the issues, ideas and institutions involved in the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly elections.
Hear from all sides of the fracking debate with this free online course. Understand what shale gas is and why it divides opinion.
Join us for an introduction to the major global issue of sustainability and discover how you can have a real impact on our future.
Learn about the position of Switzerland in Europe, in particular with respect to money, migration and other difficult matters.
The challenges for food security in tracing and detecting food contamination whether it be by accident or as a result of fraud.
This course looks at food insecurity and the challenges to be overcome in order to maintain healthy and sustainable food supplies.
Learn why the UK is holding an EU referendum, the issues at stake and what the result means, with this free online course
Explore promising strategies in international aid related to agriculture, public health, governance, and poverty reduction.
Learn about how and why the nations of the European Union (EU) cooperate in this free online course.