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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Oct 31st 2016

Get to grips with Assessment for Learning with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre.

Average: 6.4 (7 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Interested in starting a business? This course will help you define your vision and discover opportunities to make it happen.

Average: 6.8 (4 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Learn about Meyerhold’s form of physical theatre, biomechanics, and understand and perform ‘The Slap’. This short two-week course introduces you to world-renowned Russian director Meyerhold’s technique of biomechanics. It invites you to study and experience first-hand his revolutionary biomechanical étude, ‘The Slap’.

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Oct 3rd 2016

Reflect on how you want to present yourself online and take positive steps towards these goals. This course is just one of a series of about ‘learning online’. You can sign up to the other courses in this series through the Going to University collection.

Average: 4.6 (7 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

This free online course will explain how you can study online without putting the rest of your life on hold.The internet is playing a bigger role in our lives, as we buy our groceries, manage our finances, share social experiences and otherwise live our lives online. But how many of us have considered studying online? In this free online course, you will find out what online learning is and what it can offer you.

Average: 4.5 (4 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Become an effective online learner and develop your online communication skills when working with others. You are probably used to learning online on a daily basis, including turning to your phone for information rather than referring to books.

Average: 9.2 (5 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Learn how police use science in criminal investigations and its role in the criminal justice system with this free online course.

Average: 8.7 (3 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Improve your mathematical confidence and gain the skills to pass employers’ numeracy tests with this free online course. In our highly technical world numeracy skills, particularly the ability to interpret data, are becoming increasingly important and are highly sought after by employers. A lack of mathematical confidence and poor numeracy skills are barriers to employment as numeracy tests are increasingly part of the recruitment process, often early on.

Average: 1.6 (5 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Find out how to write a cv online that will help you stand out and net your dream job, with this free online cv writing course.

Average: 3 (1 vote)
Oct 3rd 2016

Get the most out of online learning by reflecting and sharing your learning with others.

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Oct 3rd 2016

Understand the laws of thermodynamics – and how they govern how we use and lose energy everyday – in this free online course.

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Oct 3rd 2016

This course will explore academic integrity and how you can demonstrate it in your work, study and research at university. What is academic integrity? Why is it so important in academia? And how can you, as a student at university, achieve with integrity and honesty? These are some of the important questions we’ll explore over the four weeks of the course. As we do so, you will hear from the lead educator as well as the perspectives of students like you.

Average: 5.3 (6 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Discover just some of the ways that heroism and the First World War is portrayed through art and film. The centenary of the First World War is a time for reflection and exploration. In this short course you will discover just some of the ways that heroism is portrayed through art and film.

Average: 5.5 (10 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Get an introduction to the biology, epidemiology and evolution of the influenza virus in this free online course. Influenza is a disease that strikes in two forms. Seasonal influenza returns each winter, killing up to half a million people in bad years and causing much misery.

Average: 6 (2 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

This course is a hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis that emphasises fundamental concepts and practical skills.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Oct 3rd 2016

Learn how to apply selected mathematical modelling methods to analyse big data in this free online course. Have you ever wondered how mathematics can be used to solve big data problems? This course will show you how. Mathematics is everywhere, and with the rise of big data it becomes a useful tool when extracting information and analysing large datasets.

Average: 5.7 (10 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Understand how business works and performance can be improved so that you can take your business forward and manage growth.

Average: 2 (1 vote)
Oct 3rd 2016

Understand what innovation means and consider the history and developments of innovations that are important in our daily lives. This course is just one of a series about ‘innovation’.

Average: 9.3 (7 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

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.

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Oct 3rd 2016

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: 7.5 (2 votes)

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