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FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

They believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.

They’re a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education.

They have 57 partners from around the world. These include many of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, such as the British Council, the British Library, the British Museum, and the National Film and Television School.

They also work with a range of internationally renowned organisations - from professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), to businesses like the BBC and Marks & Spencer, to the UK Government.

They launched their first courses in September 2013 and since then, 1,651,773 people have joined FutureLearn.

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May 1st 2017

This is the second part of a course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective use of blended learning.

Average: 6 (2 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Learn how Global Systems Science can inform and model the impact of social, economic, political and environmental policy making. Policy is the art of achieving a desired outcome in the presence of constraints and differing priorities. Policy is largely a coordination problem.

Average: 7.7 (3 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Learn how to achieve consistent and excellent results in all aspects of dental photography. This free course will cover all aspects of the use of digital photography in dental practice: intra-oral, extra-oral, and portraits. Participants will be taken through photography, from the basics of choosing correct equipment and setting it up, to optimum settings, techniques for consistent imaging and the safe storage of images.

Average: 8.3 (3 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

How can you tap into social media conversations, and discover what’s being said about the things that matter to you? From the personal to the political, social media conversations are at the heart of cultural and social change. In this course you will be introduced to digital methods to analyse social media data on Twitter. You will learn from leading researchers, engage in hands-on activities and confront issues in social media data.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Undertaking an Extended Project Qualification, IB extended essay or any other scholarly research? This guides you step-by-step. Curiosity is one of humanity’s most important characteristics. It has enabled us to make the unknown known, to break barriers and to shine a light on all aspects of life, from our day to day hobbies to the exploration of the stars. Our innate desire to explore is responsible for many of our proudest achievements. This course will help train you to harness your curiosity and use it to undertake your own research projects in a scholarly manner.

Average: 4.8 (6 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Understand how business works and performance can be improved so that you can take your business forward and manage growth. A successful business relies on processes and information systems; it is important that an entrepreneur pays close attention to how their business works and how performance can be improved so that they are in a position to take it forward and manage growth.

Average: 3.3 (4 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Discover the incredible world of 'the Hobbit' as modern archaeological science uncovers secrets hidden in time.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Mar 6th 2017

Find out how forecasting and managing your finances can lead to a profitable and sustainable business. The management of finances is crucial to a successful business; financial information provides the evidence to support your decisions about a business and helps to justify those decisions when you present them to other people.

Average: 5.8 (5 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Find out how working with people and exploring networks can help you take your business to the next level. This course is the second in a series of six about ‘starting a business’.

Average: 4.7 (11 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Learn the basic principles and approaches to responding to humanitarian emergencies with this free online course. Earthquake, flood, fire, famine and conflict — we seem to be hearing more about these things every day, and watching as they impact communities all over the world. Fortunately, there are many organisations made up of dedicated people who are trained and ready to assist communities affected by disasters.

Average: 4.2 (6 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Raising funds in an important when starting a business; find out which source of funding is most suitable for your business idea. A successful business requires funding to get it started. There are many ways to get your business up and running, from the informal such as personal savings and borrowing, borrowing from friends and family, to the more formal avenues like bank loans, raising equity to crowd-funding.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Learn how to turn your social enterprise ideas into action in this free online course from Middlesex University Business School. How can you turn a social enterprise idea into action? In this course, you will identify the problem your idea is trying to solve, design your social enterprise venture model and prepare to take it to market.

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Mar 6th 2017

Find out how understanding and targeting your market can help your business stand out from the crowd. To run a successful business you need to understand who your customers are and importantly, how you are going to reach them.

Average: 7.7 (6 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Explore the use of medicines in treating cancer and take your first steps towards becoming a science writer. This course will introduce you to the principles of cancer chemotherapy, and how the development of effective medications for the treatment of cancer remains a significant challenge to scientists.

Average: 6.7 (3 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Discover what common cyber threats and attacks face small and medium enterprises, and what you can do to prevent them. Almost daily we hear about cyber attacks on large organisations, but we rarely hear much about similar attacks on small and medium enterprises. This doesn’t mean that they’re not happening. In this course, you’ll explore some of the common cyber threats facing small and medium enterprises, what a cyber attack means, and what practical tools and strategies you can put in place to prevent them.

Average: 5.7 (6 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Understand and analyze the role of religion in conflicts and peacebuilding in present-day societies, with this free online course.

Average: 8.9 (12 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

How much do you know about your abdomen and how it works? Discover what you know already and find out more. This course will help you identify the positions of the organs within the abdomen, as well as becoming acquainted with common anatomical terminology used to talk about organs and structures and their position relative to each other.

Average: 8.5 (22 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Explore the anatomy of the human abdomen and appreciate its clinical importance.

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Understand how big fashion retailers innovate and discover the story behind a favourite piece of your clothing. The course introduces a case study showing how Marks & Spencer has been a key innovator in fashion, introducing new fabrics that make our lives easier and more comfortable.

Average: 5.1 (7 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Complexity in nature arises from a myriad of simple interactions. How can this lead to an unpredictable dynamism? This course explores three basic principles when considering how natural systems are organised: Causality; Internal dynamics vs external drivers; The mathematics of human ecology.

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