Books By The Open University

Developing your skills as an HR professional (English Edition)

This 9-hour free course explored the skills needed to be effective as an HR professional, including self-management skills and working in...

What is poetry? (English Edition)

This 12-hour free course explored common techniques underlying both traditional forms of poetry and free verse....

Introducing the Classical world (English Edition)

This 20-hour free course introduced the Classical world through the various sources of information used by scholars....

Start writing fiction (English Edition)

Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free ebook, Start writing fiction, will...

Discovering management (English Edition)

This free course, Discovering management, introduces you to the role of the manager. It covers management activities looking at leadership, human...

Working with dilemmas (English Edition)

This 4-hour free course examined how to address dilemmas effectively and how far they are or should be treated as choices...

Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online (English Edition)

This 24-hour free course introduced online security: how to recognise threats and take steps to reduce the chances that they will...

Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus (English Edition)

This 15-hour free course explored the intricacies of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus as an introduction to the study of literature at undergraduate...

Completing the project (English Edition)

This 8-hour free course examined particular issues that arise in bringing a project to a close, and ways of evaluating a...

Nutrition: vitamins and minerals (English Edition)

This 10-hour free course, Nutrition: vitamins and minerals, looks at the two main groups of vitamins: the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D,...

Implementing the project (English Edition)

This 8-hour free course focused on effective management of the routine activities of a project, and key techniques for monitoring projects....

Musée du Louvre (English Edition)

This 4-hour free course explored the development of the Louvre, the importance of art through history and the impact of personality...

What is strategy? (English Edition)

This 5-hour free course focused on practitioner views of strategy and application of its major theoretical advances in professional life....

Criminology beyond crime (English Edition)

This 3-hour free course examined the notion of 'social harm' as an alternative definition of 'crime' and considered Green Criminology as...

Managing and managing people (English Edition)

This 8-hour free course introduced the world of management and looked at a range of topics, including what managers do and...

Art in Renaissance Venice (English Edition)

This unit considers the art of Renaissance Venice and how such art was determined in many ways by the city's geographical...

Physical activity: a family affair (English Edition)

This 15-hour free course explored the effects that the family has on the amount and nature of physical activity a child participates in....

David Hume (English Edition)

This 16-hour free course explored Hume's views on death, and shifts in attitude towards death and religious belief in late eighteenth-century...

Art and visual culture: Medieval to modern (English Edition)

This 10-hour free course explored the fundamental issues raised by the study of western art and visual culture over the last...

Studying the arts and humanities (English Edition)

This 4-hour free course introduced the study of the arts and humanities, and explored skills and techniques required for learning at...

Products, services and branding (English Edition)

This 3-hour free course explored how organisations manage their products and services, including new product development and existing offerings....

Entrepreneurial behaviour (English Edition)

This 20-hour free course explored the personal aspects involved in transforming an innovative idea into an entrepreneurial product....

Art and visual culture: Medieval to modern (English Edition)

This 10-hour free course explored the fundamental issues raised by the study of western art and visual culture over the last...

Making decisions (English Edition)

This 4-hour free course explored some of the processes involved in decision making, and frameworks for understanding how decisions are made....

Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online (English Edition)

This 24-hour free course introduced online security: how to recognise threats and take steps to reduce the chances that they will...

English grammar in context (English Edition)

What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This...

The public policy – action relationship (English Edition)

This 7-hour free course examined the public policy–action relationship by looking at four different models of how this relationship can work....

English grammar in context (English Edition)

What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This...

Social marketing (English Edition)

This 8-hour free course explored social marketing and the recognition that it has a role to play in achieving a range...

Equity finance (English Edition)

This 6-hour free course looked at the processes used and the markets available across the world for raising equity finance....

Philosophy: The nature of persons (English Edition)

This 15-hour free course examined the philosophical question of the nature of personhood and what it means to be a person....

Preparing a project (English Edition)

This 8-hour free course provided an overview of the features of a project and the issues that arise in managing a...

Managing projects through people (English Edition)

This 8-hour free course explored the importance of managing people for the success of a project and ways in which to...

Napoleonic paintings (English Edition)

Using Napoleonic imagery, this 16-hour free course explored analysis and interpretation of works of art and the relationship between art and...

Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online (English Edition)

This 24-hour free course introduced online security: how to recognise threats and take steps to reduce the chances that they will...

Financial accounting and reporting (English Edition)

This 12-hour free course introduced the basic terminology, purpose and different types of financial accounting, and the role performed by accountants....

Equity finance (English Edition)

This 6-hour free course looked at the processes used and the markets available across the world for raising equity finance....

Essay and report writing skills (English Edition)

Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. Learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write...

Fundamental forces (English Edition)

This book is a first step in understanding how atoms, planets, stars and galaxies were formed from material that emerged from...

The body in antiquity (English Edition)

This 5-hour free course explored the concept of the body in Greek and Roman civilisation and its importance for our understanding...

Preparing a project (English Edition)

This 8-hour free course provided an overview of the features of a project and the issues that arise in managing a...

Advanced French: At the science museum in Paris (French Edition)

Using the topic of science and technology in France, this free course, Advanced French: At the science museum in Paris, will...

Essay and report writing skills (English Edition)

Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. Learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write...

Nutrition: vitamins and minerals (English Edition)

This 10-hour free course, Nutrition: vitamins and minerals, looks at the two main groups of vitamins: the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D,...

Musée du Louvre (English Edition)

This 4-hour free course explored the development of the Louvre, the importance of art through history and the impact of personality...

Exploring Thomas Hardys Far From the Madding Crowd

This free 6-hour course, Exploring Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd, is designed to tell you something about Hardy's background,...

Introducing consciousness (English Edition)

This 20-hour free course introduced consciousness and some of the difficulties consciousness presents to science and philosophy....