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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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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Feb 10th 2014

Should we be excited about the Higgs boson? Find out more about particle physics and understanding the universe.

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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?

10
Average: 10 (1 vote)
Jan 12th 2015

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

7
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Feb 2nd 2015

This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.

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Jan 26th 2015

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

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Jan 12th 2015

This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses, and the solutions available to reduce those risks.

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Average: 10 (1 vote)
Jan 5th 2014

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

10
Average: 10 (1 vote)
Jan 12th 2015

Are you a professional interested in sustainable development? This course looks at integrating a sustainable development strategy.

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Jan 5th 2014

The methods and scientific underpinning of forensic science, from crime scene investigation to reporting evidential value within a case.

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Jan 12th 2015

Learn how sustainable energy from the Greek elements - earth, air, wind and water - can replace fossil fuels and nuclear power.

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Jan 5th 2015

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

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Jan 5th 2015

This course looks at food insecurity and the challenges to be overcome in order to maintain healthy and sustainable food supplies.

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Jan 5th 2015

Explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through the constellation of Orion.

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Nov 24th 2014

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

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Average: 5 (2 votes)
Nov 24th 2014

Explore why people fall, discover practical methods to reduce the risk of falling and recognise when to seek expert help.

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Nov 17th 2014

The challenges for food security in tracing and detecting food contamination whether it be by accident or as a result of fraud.

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Nov 10th 2014

Practise the maths, learn the physics, and find out how engineers use both to solve real world problems.

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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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Average: 3.8 (4 votes)
Dec 1st 2014

How do we read and model fictional minds? Introducing cognitive poetics: the application of cognitive science to literary reading.

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