Critical Reasoning: A Romp through the Foothills of Logic (Online)
Reasoning enables us to acquire knowledge, to persuade others and to evaluate their arguments. But only if we reason well. We shall be learning how to recognise, evaluate, construct and analyse arguments, and how to recognise common fallacies.
Getting Started in Creative Writing (Online)
This course introduces the key characteristics of creative writing. You will be supported with stage-by-stage guidance as you assimilate and employ a range of critical and creative methods. The course includes tutor feedback and participant discussion.
Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology
A part-time course studied mostly online aimed at professionals who wish to learn more about the foundations of nanoscience and nanotechnology, technological advances and the applications enabled by nanotechnology.
Exploring the Universe (Online)
How old is the universe? How unusual is the Solar System? How will it all end? Oxford astronomers Chris Lintott and Robert Simpson provide an overview of the last 13.7 billion years of cosmic evolution, answering these questions and more.
The credit crunch of 2008-9 brought the effects of the global economy to everyone's attention. From international trade and global inequalities to the impact on our carbon footprints, this course analyses the global economy.
The Fundamental Science of Nanotechnology
A ten-week course taken entirely online. It explains the mathematical foundations for nanoscale phenomena, as well as their effects and applications including quantum dots, nanotubes and fullerenes.
The Wider Context of Nanotechnology
A seven-week online course introducing the current state of technology and addressing implications for safety, regulation and innovation. It is for professionals worldwide seeking an overview of this important subject.
Social Anthropology: An Introduction (Online)
Social anthropology is the study of how humans give meaning to the world through different social norms, values, practices and means of organisation. This course provides an exciting and dynamic introduction to the world of social anthropology.
Philosophy of Science (Online)
This course introduces key issues in the philosophy of science, including debates about the nature of the scientific method, theories of confirmation, the demarcation of science from non-science, the rationality of theory change, and scientific realism.
Writing Poetry (Online)
How can poetic form help you to turn the passion and intensity of life into memorable expressions? How can an appreciation of the techniques used by past and living poets help you to improve as a poet? Take this course and find out.
Reality, Being and Existence: An Introduction to Metaphysics (Online)
An introduction to metaphysics, the most general investigation of reality. It has been at the centre of philosophy since the beginning of the Western tradition in ancient Greece, and many of its concerns are the same as those of Plato and Aristotle.
Social Entrepreneurship (Online)
Students on this course will gain knowledge about social entrepreneurs, and how to develop creative solutions to address social problems utilising Gandhi's model of 'be the change you wish to see in the world' to make a difference in the lives of others.
Writing Fiction (Online)
This course is for those who would like to write but don't know how; who tried once and gave up; or who already write but would like to improve; and for readers who have no desire to write but want a different perspective on how fiction works.