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/




Early 2015

Learn how ancient artefacts, written evidence, excavation and digital technologies are transforming understanding of this harbour.

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Nov 17th 2014

This two-part course is for primary and secondary school teachers who are preparing to tackle the new computing curriculum.

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Nov 3rd 2014

Discover the traumatic effects of war on those that survive it, from the soldiers on the front lines to the civilians at home.

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Oct 27th 2014

Explore the half of our world covered by deep ocean, and how our lives affect the hidden face of our planet.

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Oct 27th 2014

This hands-on course helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters.

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Oct 27th 2014

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

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Oct 20th 2014

This course investigates how the white heat of innovation in World War One shaped the history of human flight.

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Oct 20th 2014

Learn the basics of Java programming by developing a simple mobile game that you can run on your computer, Android phone, or tablet.

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Oct 20th 2014

Managing the innovation process is neither a scientific process nor a black art. We will explore a model for innovation.

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Oct 20th 2014

Get under the skin of brands as we reveal the secret powers behind the most potent commercial and cultural force on the planet.

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Oct 13th 2014

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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Oct 13th 2014

Explore how to make better personal and professional decisions, and consider the psychological dimension to some key ethical and political choices facing the world.

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Oct 13th 2014

An entertaining and illuminating course for everyone to explore the impact dentistry has on our lives.

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Oct 6th 2014

Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar.

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Sep 29th 2014

Offers practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities

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Sep 29th 2014

Together with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Professor Jonathan Bate explores Shakespeare, his works and the world he lived in.

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Sep 29th 2014

Learn about the key principles and debates in journalism and enact the role of a journalist in the context of an escalating story.

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Sep 22nd 2014

This two part course is for Primary and Secondary School teachers who are preparing to tackle the new computing curriculum.

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Sep 22nd 2014

Explore the archaeology of the most heavily fortified frontier in the Roman Empire, its people and their lives.
Hadrian’s Wall stretches 73 miles coast to coast in what is now northern England. It housed one of the largest concentrations of soldiers in the Empire’s provinces, and was home to a cosmopolitan array of civilians. Explore issues of colonisation, cultural transformation, immigration, integration and imperialism through archaeological finds and reconstructions. Investigate the range and character of native people, soldiers’ families, slaves, merchants and migrants by examining evidence for their homes, dress, diet, rituals and religious beliefs.

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