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/




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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Sep 29th 2014

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

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Sep 1st 2014

An ideal introduction for those interested in understanding how genetics influences the development and spread of cancer.

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Jun 23rd 2014

This course introduces what we already know, and what we are still discovering about the form and function of the human brain.

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Jun 16th 2014

Join us for an introduction to the major global issue of sustainability and discover how you can have a real impact on our future.

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Jun 16th 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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Jun 16th 2014

This course is a first step in helping to develop an appreciation of key skills required for those planning on going to university.

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Jun 9th 2014

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

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Jun 9th 2014

Obesity is a global epidemic. As the world gets fatter, we begin to see its impact across many aspects of day-to-day life.

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Jun 9th 2014

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

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Jun 2nd 2014

Learn how to achieve consistent and excellent results in all aspects of dental photography.

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Jun 2nd 2014

This course introduces computer programming as a creative discipline to generate sounds, images, animation and more.

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May 19th 2014

Discover how modern genetics has revolutionised approaches to the detection and treatment of cancer.

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May 19th 2014

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

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May 19th 2014

A course looking at key skills that international students need in order to be successful at a UK university.

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May 19th 2014

Ecosystems is about the relationships between living organisms. Gain an understanding of the natural world and how the web of life works, with illustrations from around the world.

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May 12th 2014

Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.

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May 12th 2014

People are much more than a source of labour; we are complex and are all different from each other.

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May 12th 2014

Why do we cooperate? How can we achieve more lasting forms of cooperation? This course explores the puzzle of cooperation in international politics today.

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May 12th 2014

How will we feed an extra two billion people by the middle of this century?

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