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Politics & the Modern World Courses

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 online political science and international relations courses.

Oval miniature of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, wearing white powdered wig, under glass, with metal mount nailed to a shaped piece of mother-of-pearl
The University of Edinburgh
Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites
Explore the story of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobites using iconic objects from National Museums Scotland.
Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament
Introduction to the UK Parliament
Learn about the UK Parliament with this free online course - explore the work of Parliament and find out how it’s evolving.
Economic Globalisation has impacts on our society
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
International Affairs: Globalisation
Explore the pressing topic of globalisation and how it affects economics, politics and society with this online course.
case: bomb at a hospitaL
University of Bergen
Medical Peace Work
Learn about the vital role healthcare plays in violence prevention and peace-building both globally and locally
Bullet riddled Red Cross ambulance
UNSW Canberra
Military Ethics
We explore the ethical responsibilities that weigh on military professionals, who are ‘managers of violence’.
Asian woman, philosophy of technology
University of Twente
Philosophy of Technology and Design
Learn about the impact of technology on society. Explore the philosophy of technology and mediation theory, focused on design.
Men in hazmat suits and self-contained breathing apparatus
UNSW Sydney
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Public Health Dimensions
An introduction to public health and wider responses to high-risk biological agent events, epidemics and bioterrorism.
Disaster relief parcel
Deakin University
Introduction to Humanitarian Aid
Discover the history of humanitarian aid and the principles and values that underpin it.
Our animated court scene
University of York
From Crime to Punishment
What is crime? How does criminal justice work in England and Wales? Find out more by following a case through the system.
A collage of four images; a woman in a rice paddy field, a child being inoculated, two men smiling and shaking hands, and a woman smiling and listening to music on a set of headphones.
Trinity College Dublin
Achieving Sustainable Development
Explore the challenges of sustainable development. See the impact of UN Sustainable Development Goals on real people.
Eggs in a nest with one golden egg
The Open University
Challenging Wealth and Income Inequality
Explore the concerns about rising generational and economic inequality in developed countries, with this free online course.
An eclectic mix of architectural styles in the City Centre of Birmingham, UK.
European University Institute (EUI)
Cultural Heritage and the City
Discover how cities develop their own unique cultures and explore key concepts related to cultural heritage.
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