We've launched our first massive open online courses (MOOCs). Designed by York academics, they offer a short, interactive, higher education experience and the chance to be part of a global learning community.

You can participate from anywhere in the world, totally free of charge. All you need is an internet connection and a passion to learn. Courses last three to four weeks and are delivered through online videos, quizzes, case studies and discussions with your fellow learners.

Our MOOCs offer the perfect way to gain an insight into York's expertise on subjects where we're leading the way on life-changing research.

There are no entry requirements - the courses are open to anyone, regardless of background or location.

Our MOOCs are delivered in partnership with FutureLearn (futurelearn.com).

Available now

From crime to punishment

Four weeks (four hours of study per week)

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Take a glimpse into criminal law in the UK. Throughout the course you'll work through a case study which follows the story of a suspect/defendant. You'll identify the different definitions of crime and gain an understanding of criminal justice processes in England and Wales, from investigation to prosecution and defence to sentencing. At the end you'll be asked to make a sentencing decision.

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in law. You might be thinking about studying law at university, you may already be involved in the profession, or you may just have a general interest in the subject.

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