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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 8th 2017

Understanding the nature and value of play through the course of our lives, across cultures and communities.

Average: 8.3 (4 votes)
May 8th 2017

This free online course explores the key concepts and fundamental principles involved in the process of screenwriting. Screenplays form the starting point for most dramatic films, the essential work from which all other filmmaking flows. All of the tender romance, terrifying action and memorable lines begin at the screenwriter’s desk. This free online course will introduce you to the basic elements and key concepts behind a professional screenplay.

Average: 7.7 (3 votes)
May 8th 2017

Discover how metabolomics is revolutionising our understanding of metabolism with this free online course.

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May 8th 2017

Want to be an engineer or scientist? Lack mathematical confidence? Learn to think mathematically and explore essential concepts. This course is aimed at those who aspire to study science or engineering foundation courses at university level. It draws upon the experience of staff from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University - a centre that has specialised for many years in mathematics teaching and mathematics support for science and engineering students who find the transition to university mathematics particularly challenging.

Average: 5 (3 votes)
May 8th 2017

Software and data make the world go round. Learn programming, to analyse and visualise open data, with this free online course. This hands-on course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line of code at a time. You’ll learn how to access open data, clean it and analyse it and to produce visualisations. You will also learn how to write up and share your analyses, privately or publicly.

Average: 5.8 (4 votes)
May 8th 2017

Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services, to improve quality, with this free online course. Why is quality improvement in health and social care systems so difficult? Why is it so challenging to bring in new and better ways of organising health and social care services?

Average: 10 (1 vote)
May 8th 2017

Learn how to use simple filmmaking and animation to bring learning to life, and aid cross-curricular attainment and assessment. This free online course will help anyone working with young people aged 5-19 to engage them in learning through simple filmmaking and animation. You’ll discover how film and animation can be used as powerful tools for encouraging active learning and enabling pupils to establish strong connections with any area of the curriculum.

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May 8th 2017

Discover the science behind nuclear energy and its role in energy provision in the past, present and future. With the need to reduce carbon emissions around the world, the way we generate our power has to change and nuclear energy is back on the political agenda. But do you know your fission from your fusion? Would you like the knowledge to make an informed decision?

Average: 7 (1 vote)
May 8th 2017

Explore the impact of social media on the world and learn how to put it to good use in everyday life. Social networks have emerged over the past 10 years in various forms to play a fundamental role in our lives. But do we actually understand these networks? And are we using them in the right ways? This course will teach you not just about the qualities and differences between social networks but also the impact they can have on our lives.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
May 8th 2017

There are 45.8 million slaves alive today. Find out how we might achieve a slavery-free world with this free online course. There are more slaves alive today than at any point in history. Around the world, nearly 46 million people are forced to work against their will for no pay. Responding to this challenge over the past 20 years, a new antislavery movement has shown us that a world without slavery is possible. Now is your chance to learn about this major human rights issue with the world’s first massive open online course about contemporary slavery.

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May 8th 2017

Get a practical insight into big data analytics, and popular tools and frameworks for collecting, storing and managing data. Data is everywhere and can be obtained from many different sources. Digital data can be obtained from social media, images, audio recordings and sensors, and electronic data is quite often available as real-time data streams.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
May 8th 2017

This course by BSAC is for healthcare professionals managing infections. You will learn about Gram Negative Bacteria.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
May 8th 2017

Get off to a great start in your new job by learning the essential skills to succeed in a global workplace. The British Council and The University of Sheffield have teamed up to help you succeed when you enter the workplace for the first time. Beginning your career or starting a new job brings to mind lots of questions, so we’ve designed a course to guide you through those initial weeks and months so you can make a really positive start to your career.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
May 1st 2017

Build your confidence to use English effectively to teach subjects such as Maths, Science or History with this free online course. Build your confidence and use English effectively to teach Maths, History, Science or any other subject. This five-week language course will help you use English to promote active learning at all stages of a lesson, from the very first moments, all the way to the end… and into the next lesson.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
May 1st 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)
May 1st 2017

Design assessment instruments that use rubrics and surveys to measure student outcomes. Join AACTE’s free online course. This free online course will help you to design assessment instruments to measure student outcomes. It focusses on rubrics and surveys. Each week will explore a different aspect of assessment, and mix theory and practice. You will build your own assessments, and share and test them with other learners.

Average: 8.2 (5 votes)
May 1st 2017

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: 8.9 (9 votes)
May 1st 2017

Prevent childhood obesity by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, screen time and sleep for children under five. Childhood obesity is one of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century and affects over 41 million children under the age of five. If not prevented at an early age it can become a lifelong condition and lead to very serious diseases and disorders. This free online course follows the latest innovative research in childhood development to reveal what is contributing to these shocking figures and what can be done to prevent childhood obesity.

Average: 4 (5 votes)
May 1st 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)
May 1st 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)

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