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Achieving public dialogue

16

Advanced

Addiction and neural ageing

15

Advanced

Additive manufacturing

8

Advanced

Alcohol and human health

6

Introductory

Am I ready to be a distance learner?

3

Introductory

Analytical science: secrets of the Mary Rose

12

Intermediate

An introduction to complex numbers

16

Advanced

An introduction to computers and computer systems

16

Introductory

An introduction to design engineering

10

Introductory

An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications

8

Advanced

An introduction to electronics

10

Intermediate

An introduction to exoplanets

24

Introductory

An introduction to geology

12

Introductory

An introduction to interaction design

10

Intermediate

An introduction to minerals and rocks under the microscope

8

Intermediate

An introduction to software development

6

Advanced

An introduction to web applications architecture

8

Intermediate

Approaches to software development

9

Advanced

Aquatic mammals

5

Introductory

Assessing contemporary science

9

Intermediate

Assessing risk in engineering, work and life

10

Introductory

Astronomy with an online telescope

24

Introductory

Astudio’r gwyddorau naturiol yn ddwyieithog

1

Introductory

A tour of the cell

12

Intermediate

Babylonian mathematics

8

Intermediate

Basic science: understanding experiments

12

Introductory

Basic science: understanding numbers

12

Introductory

Bayesian statistics

12

Intermediate

Biofuels

5

Introductory

Birth of a drug

4

Advanced

Blood and the respiratory system

10

Intermediate

BSE and vCJD: their biology and management

15

Intermediate

Can renewable energy sources power the world?

24

Introductory

Cell signalling

12

Advanced

Citizen science and global biodiversity

24

Introductory

Collisions and conservation laws

5

Intermediate

Comparing stars

16

Intermediate

Could we control our climate?

24

Introductory

Creating musical sounds

20

Introductory

Data and processes in computing

14

Intermediate

Design

28

Introductory

Design thinking

10

Introductory

Diabetes care

5

Intermediate

Diabetes complications

16

Introductory

Diagramming for development 1: bounding realities

4

Advanced

Diagramming for development 2: exploring interrelationships

4

Advanced

Diagrams, charts and graphs

5

Introductory

Digital communications

20

Advanced

Digital forensics

8

Advanced

Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

24

Introductory

Digital thinking tools for better decision making

24

Introductory

Discovering chemistry

24

Introductory

Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

24

Introductory

Distributed paradigms

4

Advanced

Drug development process: combating pain

2

Advanced

Dynamics

16

Intermediate

Earthquakes

8

Introductory

Egyptian mathematics

9

Intermediate

Electronic applications

10

Intermediate

Energy resources: tidal energy

2

Intermediate

Engineering: The challenge of temperature

40

Intermediate

Engineering: The nature of problems

40

Intermediate

Ethics in science?

3

Introductory

Everyday maths 1

48

Everyday maths 1 (Wales)

48

Introductory

Everyday maths 2

48

Everyday maths 2 (Wales)

48

Introductory

Experiences of learning mathematics

16

Intermediate

Exploring anxiety

9

Advanced

Exploring communications technology

10

Intermediate

Exploring data: Graphs and numerical summaries

20

Introductory

Exploring depression

7

Advanced

Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression

3

Advanced

Fire ecology

4

Intermediate

Forensic science and fingerprints

10

Introductory

Forth Road Bridge

1

Introductory

Further Laboratory Skills for Biology and Health

18

Introductory

Further Laboratory Skills for Chemistry

18

Introductory

Galaxies, stars and planets

8

Introductory

Gamified Intelligent Cyber Aptitude and Skills Training (GICAST)

24

Introductory

Gene manipulation in plants

10

Intermediate

General principles of cellular communication

8

Advanced

Gene testing

4

Introductory

Gene therapy

4

Introductory

Geological processes in the British Isles

9

Intermediate

Geometry

5

Introductory

Getting started with SPSS

3

Introductory

Groups and teamwork

20

Intermediate

Group theory

16

Intermediate

Health and safety in the laboratory and field

1

Introductory

Hearing

15

Advanced

Icy bodies: Europa and elsewhere

17

Intermediate

Infection and immunity

12

Introductory

Influenza: A case study

6

Advanced

Information security

10

Advanced

Inheritance of characters

4

Introductory

Innovation through representation

15

Advanced

Internet of everything

15

Introductory

Interpreting data: Boxplots and tables

16

Intermediate

In the night sky: Orion

24

Introductory

Intracellular transport

12

Advanced

Introducing computing and IT

10

Introductory

Introducing engineering

15

Introductory

Introducing ICT systems

9

Introductory

Introducing mammals

5

Introductory

Introducing vectors for engineering applications

5

Introductory

Introduction to active galaxies

20

Intermediate

Introduction to algebra

16

Introductory

Introduction to analysis

16

Intermediate

Introduction to computational thinking

12

Intermediate

Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

24

Introductory

Introduction to differential equations

18

Introductory

Introduction to differentiation

18

Introductory

Introduction to ecosystems

12

Introductory

Introduction to finite element analysis

7

Advanced

Introduction to group theory

16

Intermediate

Introduction to histology

3

Introductory

Introduction to histopathology

3

Introductory

Introduction to linear equations and matrices

16

Intermediate

Introduction to microscopy

3

Introductory

Introduction to number theory

18

Introductory

Introduction to polymers

20

Advanced

Introduction to structural integrity

20

Advanced

Introduction to the calculus of variations

16

Intermediate

Invention and innovation: An introduction

55

Advanced

Iron transport and storage

5

Advanced

IT: device to device communication

20

Introductory

IT in everyday life

4

Introductory

IT: Information

20

Introductory

IT: Technology news

8

Introductory

John Napier

3

Intermediate

Key skill assessment unit: information literacy

50

Introductory

Key skill assessment unit: information technology

50

Introductory

Key skills assessment unit: application of number

50

Introductory

Kinematics of fluids

16

Intermediate

Laboratory Skills for Biology and Health

18

Introductory

Laboratory skills for chemistry

18

Introductory

Laboratory Skills for Science

18

Introductory

Language, notation and formulas

5

Introductory

Learning from major cyber security incidents

8

Intermediate

Learning, thinking and doing

16

Introductory

Learn to code for data analysis

24

Introductory

Life in the Palaeozoic

12

Introductory

Linear programming – the basic ideas

16

Intermediate

Living with diabetes

5

Introductory

Living without oil

8

Introductory

Machines, minds and computers

10

Advanced

Managing complexity: a systems approach

20

Advanced

Managing virtual project teams

8

Advanced

Manufacturing

20

Introductory

Mastering systems thinking in practice

24

Advanced

Mathemateg bob dydd 1

48

Introductory

Mathemateg bob dydd 2

48

Introductory

Mathematics for science and technology

24

Introductory

Medical statistics

16

Intermediate

Meiosis and mitosis

8

Introductory

Metals in medicine

12

Intermediate

Metric spaces and continuity

16

Intermediate

Microelectronic solutions for digital photography

4

Advanced

Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

24

Introductory

Migration

8

Intermediate

Minerals and the crystalline state

10

Intermediate

Modelling and estimation

16

Intermediate

Modelling events in time

16

Intermediate

Models and modelling

14

Advanced

Moons of our Solar System

24

Introductory

More working with charts, graphs and tables

15

Introductory

Mosquito resistance to insecticides

3

Advanced

Motion under gravity

4

Introductory

Mountain building in Scotland

30

Advanced

Natural intelligence

10

Advanced

Neighbourhood nature

1

Introductory

Network security

25

Advanced

Nucleic acids and chromatin

12

Advanced

Numbers, units and arithmetic

5

Introductory

Number theory

16

Intermediate

Nutrition: proteins

8

Introductory

Nutrition: vitamins and minerals

10

Introductory

Obesity: balanced diets and treatment

15

Intermediate

Online Journal Club

1

Introductory

Online Summer School 2021

16

Pain and Aspirin

4

Intermediate

Particle physics

5

Introductory

People-centred designing

12

Introductory

Personal development planning for engineering

12

Introductory

Plate tectonics

15

Intermediate

Point estimation

10

Intermediate

Potable water treatment

20

Introductory

Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology

14

Introductory

Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century

10

Introductory

Presenting information

3

Introductory

Prices, location and spread

18

Introductory

Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO)

7

Advanced

Proteins

12

Advanced

Protocols in multi-service networks

30

Advanced

Public health approaches to infectious disease

3

Introductory

Ratio, proportion and percentages

5

Introductory

Representing and manipulating data in computers

20

Intermediate

Returning to STEM

24

Advanced

Rings and polynomials

16

Intermediate

Rounding and estimation

5

Introductory

Scales in space and time

12

Introductory

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in STEM

24

Advanced

Second-order differential equations

16

Intermediate

Seeing the light

10

Introductory

Simple coding

2

Introductory

Smart cities

24

Introductory

Software and the law

8

Advanced

Software development for enterprise systems

8

Advanced

Sound for music technology: An introduction

20

Introductory

Sporting women in the media

8

Intermediate

Squares, roots and powers

5

Introductory

Starting with maths: Patterns and formulas

5

Introductory

Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice

20

Advanced

Structural devices

20

Advanced

Structural materials in cells

20

Advanced

Student Partner in Educational Research

8

Introductory

Studying mammals: A winning design

10

Introductory

Studying mammals: Chisellers

10

Introductory

Studying mammals: Food for thought

10

Introductory

Studying mammals: Life in the trees

10

Introductory

Studying mammals: Meat eaters

10

Introductory

Studying mammals: Plant predators

10

Introductory

Studying mammals: Return to the water

10

Introductory

Studying mammals: The insect hunters

10

Introductory

Studying mammals: The opportunists

10

Introductory

Studying mammals: The social climbers

10

Introductory

Studying natural sciences bilingually

1

Introductory

Succeed with maths: part 1

24

Introductory

Succeed with maths: part 2

24

Introductory

Successful IT systems

9

Advanced

Superconductivity

12

Advanced

Surfaces

20

Advanced

Surviving the winter

10

Introductory

Systems diagramming

12

Introductory

Systems engineering: Challenging complexity

25

Advanced

Systems modelling

4

Introductory

Systems practice: Managing sustainability

15

Intermediate

Systems thinking and practice

8

Intermediate

Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

15

Intermediate

Take your teaching online

24

Intermediate

Tay Bridge disaster

20

Advanced

Teaching mathematics

24

Intermediate

Technology evaluation

20

Advanced

Telescopes and spectrographs

10

Intermediate

Test kits for water analysis

12

Intermediate

The Big Bang

20

Advanced

The database development life cycle

4

Advanced

The digital scholar

24

Intermediate

The evolving Universe

12

Introductory

The frozen planet

7

Introductory

The impact of technology on children's physical activity

6

Introductory

The making of individual differences

12

Intermediate

Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams

4

Advanced

The molecular world

20

Intermediate

The Moon

6

Introductory

The oceans

15

Intermediate

Theories in technology evaluation

20

Advanced

The restless Universe

12

Intermediate

The science behind wheeled sports

8

Introductory

The science of alcohol

24

Introductory

The science of nuclear energy

12

Introductory

The science of nutrition and healthy eating

24

Introductory

The search for water on Mars

5

Introductory

The Sun

8

Introductory

The three-way catalytic converter

12

Advanced

Toys and engineering materials

10

Intermediate

Transport and sustainability

12

Intermediate

Unclear about nuclear?

20

Introductory

Understanding ADHD

12

Intermediate

Understanding antibiotic resistance

24

Introductory

Understanding autism

24

Introductory

Understanding cardiovascular diseases

15

Intermediate

Univariate continuous distribution theory

10

Intermediate

Using a scientific calculator

10

Introductory

Using numbers and handling data

12

Introductory

Vaccination

14

Intermediate

Visualisation: visual representations of data and information

8

Intermediate

Volcanic hazards

10

Introductory

Water and human health

9

Introductory

Water for life

15

Introductory

What are waves?

3

Introductory

What chemical compounds might be present in drinking water?

6

Intermediate

What do genes do?

2

Introductory

What is a metal?

3

Introductory

What is the genome made of?

4

Introductory

Working mathematically

10

Advanced

Working on your own mathematics

4

Advanced

Working with charts, graphs and tables

15

Introductory