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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.
UCL (University College London)
Global Prosperity Beyond GDP
How can we think beyond GDP and build a prosperous economy that works better for people and the planet? Find out with this course.
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.
Houses of Parliament
UK Parliament Explored: Petitions
This course looks at how petitions to the UK Parliament work and explores their role in raising awareness and instigating change.
A drawn image of people walking across a globe
European University Institute (EUI)
Why Do People Migrate? Facts
Get an introduction to one of the most misunderstood issues in the modern world: migration.
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.
The next generation
Griffith University
Exploring Economics: Will the Next Generation Be Worse Off?
Will the next generation be better or worse off than their parents? Look at both sides of the debate and decide for yourself.
Football on grass
The University of Edinburgh
Football
Explore the role of football in the world today - including finances, clubs, nations and rivalries - with this free online course.
Flags representing nation-states
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
International Affairs: Global Governance
Learn the importance of global governance and explore the processes and institutions finding solutions for global challenges.
The University of Sheffield
Making Sense of Data in the Media
Become a critical consumer of social statistics. Learn what numbers reveal, when and why they mislead, and how to spot fake news.
Global Systems Science: a crowd of people interacting
UNESCO UNITWIN Complex Systems Digital Campus
Global Systems Science and Policy
Learn how Global Systems Science can inform and model the impact of social, economic, political and environmental policy making.
Dignidad de escasos recursos en la riqueza natural
UNESCO
Desigualdades en América Latina y el Caribe
Explore nuevas estrategias de producción y gestión de conocimiento para mejorar las políticas frente a las desigualdades.
Auspicious Cranes, ink and color on silk by Emperor Huizong of Song, 1112.
Grenoble Ecole de Management
Global Studies: the End of Globalization?
Understand why some governments try to retrieve their sovereignty and leave global institutions.
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