Remain or Leave? A MOOC on the UK Referendum on EU Membership - University of Stirling



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Remain or Leave is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) specially created to help anyone interested in the UK referendum on EU membership make sense of the issues surrounding this crucial vote. This course is free and can be taken by anyone, anywhere, while the materials can all be consulted whenever it is convenient. All you need to do is register! Watch the introductory video (on the right) or click here. The MOOC starts on the 18th May.

The aim of Remain or Leave is to cut through partisan rhetoric and the mass of competing, often contradictory information. What it offers instead is a set of five concise multimedia lectures examining the validity of pro- and anti-EU arguments in an even handed fashion. No prior knowledge of the EU is required and great care has been taken to avoid technical, policy jargon. The instructor, Dr Andrew Glencross, is an expert in European integration who has published widely in this field. It is supported by a grant from the ESRC UK in a Changing Europe Commissioning Fund.

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European Union
UK Referendum
EU Membership


The weekly topics covered are:

Week 1: Sovereignty: Brussels or Westminster?

Week 2: The Single Market

Week 3: Immigration and Border Control

Week 4: Divides amongst British voters

Week 5: The Risks of Leaving or Remaining

Each week there will be videos as well as other resources available to understand the particular theme in question. There will also be plenty of opportunity for interactive learning using discussion boards, where enrolled participants can post or answer questions (this is a private space visible only to registered users). 

In addition, each week the course instructor will conduct an one-hour live Q&A webinars, picking up on issues raised in the discussion boards or via social media. 

Further details about when lectures will be available and the timing of the webinars will follow in due course. You can stay updated by following the course on twitter @RemainLeaveMOOC

Prerequisites: None, other than an abiding interest in the UK’s referendum on EU membership.

Time Commitments: Approximately 40 minutes of formal instruction time per week, excluding your own personal study and reading. 

Certificates of Completion: Proof of having successfully completed the MOOC will be available at the end of the course. In order to qualify for a certificate, you will have to have scored at least 50 % in the final quiz, an informal test comprised of a selection of questions encountered in earlier sessions.