SOAS University of London

SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.
SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
On the one hand, this means that SOAS scholars grapple with pressing issues - democracy, development, human rights, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, social change - confronting two-thirds of humankind while at the same time remaining guardians of specialised knowledge in languages and periods and regions not available anywhere else in the UK.
This makes SOAS synonymous with intellectual enquiry and achievement. It is a global academic base and a crucial resource for London. We live in a world of shrinking borders and of economic and technological simultaneity. Yet it is also a world in which difference and regionalism present themselves acutely. It is a world that SOAS is distinctively positioned to analyse, understand and explain.
SOAS’s academic focus on the languages, cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East makes it an indispensable interpreter in a complex world.
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Global Energy and Climate Policy (Coursera)

The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international [...]
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Understanding Research Methods (Coursera)

This MOOC is about demystifying research and research methods. It will outline the fundamentals of doing research, aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at the postgraduate level. It places the student experience at the centre of our endeavours by engaging learners in a range of robust and challenging discussions and [...]
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Global Diplomacy – Diplomacy in the Modern World (Coursera)

The Global Diplomacy course is a unique offering to the MOOC environment. Bringing together cutting edge research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Studies, award winning distance learning delivery and the instructors previous experience of delivering a successful MOOC. Please see the volume Global Diplomacy: Theories, Types [...]
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Global Diplomacy: the United Nations in the World (Coursera)

The course offers a well-researched and broad-ranging primer to the United Nations system. Consisting of an introduction to the complex UN family and its history, and a series of ‘snapshots’ of key UN functions, which are used to explore important UN themes and help learners develop important analysis, [...]
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Zoroastrianism: History, Religion, and Belief (FutureLearn)

Jul 26th 2021
Zoroastrianism: History, Religion, and Belief (FutureLearn)
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Explore the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism, its languages, and the challenges faced by Zoroastrian communities today. Delve into the rich visual history of the Zoroastrian religion Zoroastrianism has had a profound influence on major world religions. Its history tells the story of imperial culture, persecution, migration and the establishment of [...]
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Teaching Migration Through Data and Storytelling (FutureLearn)

Oct 26th 2020
Teaching Migration Through Data and Storytelling (FutureLearn)
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Explore how migration can be taught using both visual storytelling and big data sets. Help learners understand where, why, and how migration happens. There have been urgent recent calls for curricula to address issues of migration. Yet 78% of British teachers asked by the Runnymede Trust said they needed [...]
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Understanding Public Financial Management: How Is Your Money Spent? (FutureLearn)

Apr 18th 2021
 Understanding Public Financial Management: How Is Your Money Spent? (FutureLearn)
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How do governments acquire and spend public money? Take a fresh look at public financial management with this free online course. How does the Covid-19 pandemic affect the public finances of governments? What went wrong in Greece’s handling of its public debt? How did a city government like Detroit [...]
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Risk Management in the Global Economy (FutureLearn)

What is risk? This free course examines the financial markets and the role that risk management tools play in the global economy. What is risk? Why does it matter, to us and to the financial markets? What are the principles that drive the management of risk? Can we ensure [...]
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