At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions.

Our aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss what you’ve studied, in order to make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.

Courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life, rather than your life around learning.

We are 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. Our partners include over 20 of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, including the British Council, the British Library, and the British Museum.

FutureLearn is in beta and the courses we'll be running this year – there are many more on the way – are all pilot courses. This allows us to shape and refine how it all works, using feedback and ideas from our learners. It is important to us to craft a high quality product which is tailored specifically to our learners’ needs, so we want to spend the time listening.

What you’re seeing is the smallest number of features that can deliver our vision for a new form of education. Over the coming months, as we unveil new courses, we’ll be developing new features and evolving our offer.

More info: http://futurelearn.com/




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Late 2015

Understand antimicrobial resistance and how infection control can reduce it, with this free course for healthcare professionals.

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Jun 15th 2015

Explore the archaeology of the most heavily fortified frontier in the Roman Empire, its people and their lives.

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Jun 22nd 2015

This course reassesses the legacy of the Paris Peace Conference (1919) and how it sought to create a new world order.

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Apr 13th 2015

Change the way you see World War 1 as you explore stories of hope, suffering and loss from newly released historical archives.

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Mar 16th 2015

Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.

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Apr 6th 2015

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

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Mar 16th 2015

Explore the field of medical humanities - the intersection of the arts, humanities and healthcare - with this free online course.

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Mar 16th 2015

Explore the lives of men, women and children living through war and revolution and social changes that made modern Ireland.

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Mar 16th 2015

Gain practical skills and insights into hyperlocal journalism, and use digital and social media to create your own news website.

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Mar 9th 2015

How do addictions develop? How are they best treated and how are they prevented? This course explores these key questions further.

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Mar 2nd 2015

Learn how water can be used in the planning of cities to improve liveability in the face of climate change and population growth.

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Mar 2nd 2015

Learn how knowledge, technology, ethics and globalisation affect businesses today, with this free online course for graduates.

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Mar 2nd 2015

Explore the unique and untold history of North and South Korea - from 1945 to the present - with this free online course.

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Mar 2nd 2015

This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia.

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Mar 2nd 2015

Understand how genetics influence the development and spread of cancer, with this free, introductory online course.

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Feb 23rd 2015

Explore promising strategies in international aid related to agriculture, public health, institutions and poverty reduction.

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Feb 23rd 2015

Develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children.

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Feb 2nd 2015

Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

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Mar 9th 2015

Want to be an engineer or scientist? Lack mathematical confidence? Learn to think mathematically and explore essential concepts.

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Mar 9th 2015

Learn how the war moved us away from traditional views of heroism and created new kinds of heroes and heroines.

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