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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 1st 2017

This is the second part of a course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective use of blended learning.

Average: 6 (2 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Learn about the UK Parliament with this free online course - explore the work of Parliament and find out how it’s evolving. This free online course will introduce you to the work and role of the UK Parliament. From setting the age at which we start school to deciding pension policy, the UK Parliament makes laws that impact our lives, our work and our wider society.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Feb 27th 2017

Explore what it means to communicate in multiple languages in a variety of contexts, and discover your inner translator. From health to the justice system, from the voluntary sector to sport and the arts, we all increasingly live and work in contexts where people speak more than one language.

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Feb 27th 2017

Explore the value of ethical thinking for research, using an ethical appraisal framework to develop and evaluate studies.

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Feb 27th 2017

Explore 15th century England through archaeology, history and literature. Learn more about Richard III’s discovery and reburial. The discovery of the skeleton of Richard III in a Leicester car park - and the recent revelations of an infidelity within his family’s bloodline - have made headline news around the world.In this free online course, a team of scholars from the University of Leicester address a broad set of themes about the England Richard would have inhabited in the 15th century and look back at his rediscovery and reinterment.

Average: 6.3 (3 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Identify the author’s contributions to world literature through the study of three of his obsessions: power, history and love. In this course you will be able to identify Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez’s narrative contributions to world literature through the study of three of the author’s obsessions: power, history and love.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
Feb 27th 2017

Learn how climate change, technology and regulation are changing modern building design and professional practice in construction. Trends such as climate change, technology and regulation are changing modern building design, as well as the professional practices of the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. This free online course explores these trends, highlighting how higher education (HE) and the construction sector can work together to address them.

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Feb 27th 2017

Identifique las contribuciones del autor a la literatura universal mediante el estudio de tres de sus grandes obsesiones. En este curso usted podrá identificar los aportes narrativos del escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez a la literatura universal a través del estudio de tres de las grandes obsesiones del autor: el poder, la historia y el amor.

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Feb 27th 2017

Learn to speak, write and understand basic Dutch, with this free, three-week, introductory foreign language course. Are you planning to visit, or work or study in the Netherlands soon? This free online course is perfect if you have little or no prior knowledge of Dutch, but would like to master the fundamentals in order to survive life in the Low Countries.

Average: 8.3 (47 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Get to grips with Assessment for Learning with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre. Assessment for Learning (AfL) is a term that’s widely used in education, but applied in ways that are variable in their effectiveness. This free online course - designed for STEM teachers in primary and secondary schools, and sixth form and further education colleges - will help you understand and use it more effectively.

Average: 6.6 (9 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses. Dementia is one of the foremost priorities in global health and is estimated to affect over 44 million people worldwide. This has a huge impact on individuals and on society, so improvements in understanding, care and treatments are desperately needed.

Average: 4.9 (8 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Improve your English language skills by looking at the life and works of William Shakespeare and his enduring popularity. This free online course will look at the life and works of William Shakespeare and take you from his Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to the Globe Theatre in London, from where he secured his central place in English literature.

Average: 4.8 (4 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Understand antimicrobial resistance and how infection control can reduce it, with this free course for healthcare professionals. The World Health Organisation has warned that without urgent action, we’re headed for an era in which common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable with antibiotics for decades, can kill once more.

Average: 6.3 (7 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

This free three week course provides the tools you need to succeed at interviews and land your dream job or course place. This course will help you to succeed at interviews, whether you are applying for jobs or planning to study. Because being offered an interview can be quite daunting, we’ve put together a set of materials to help you prepare and be successful on the day.

Average: 4 (14 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Gain the tips, tools and confidence to talk about cancer with this free online course from Cancer Research UK. Talking about cancer can be tough. You might be worried that you’ll say the wrong thing or that you simply don’t know enough about the subject. Perhaps you feel unsure about how the conversation will go or you’ve tried in the past and had a difficult experience. Maybe you’re not even sure if it’s your job.

Average: 9.4 (5 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

How does language help us develop our relationship with nature and determine the rights of access and ownership?

Average: 10 (2 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

An entertaining and illuminating course for everyone to explore the impact dentistry has on our lives. How important is a smile? Ever wondered what all those letters and numbers a dentist calls out during your check-up mean? How are broken teeth fixed, or how dentures are made?

Average: 5.2 (6 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

Explore the foundations of successful management with this free online course from The Open University and CMI. This free online course will provide an introduction to the foundation skills and knowledge that you need when becoming a manager. The course is designed for new or aspiring managers, who wish to supplement their experience with formal training and begin thinking about their continuing professional development.

Average: 4.4 (5 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

Explore the fascinating history and culture of the American South from colonial times to the 21st century. The American South is arguably the most important, yet frequently most misunderstood section of the United States. On this course you will unwrap the paradoxes of this complex region and get to grips with its fascinating history.

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Feb 20th 2017

Gain an understanding of the natural world, how the web of life works, with illustrations from around the world. If we don’t grasp why ecosystems function, it becomes harder to determine possible reasons for when they don’t, and makes it difficult to identify possible environmental threats to humans.

Average: 4.9 (8 votes)

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