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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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Jul 10th 2017

Become a more informed digital citizen and engage with debate about what is appropriate in the modern world of social media. The ‘digital citizen’ is a person who has developed the skills and knowledge to effectively use the internet and digital technologies, who uses digital technologies and the internet in a responsible and appropriate way in order to engage and participate in society and politics.

Average: 5 (2 votes)
Jul 10th 2017

Get an introduction to histology – the study of anatomy at a microscopic level – and find out how it is used to identify disease. This free online course will help you understand the basic principles of light microscopy, before introducing you to histology, concentrating on the structure, function and relationship of normal human tissues.

Average: 6.8 (5 votes)
Jul 10th 2017

An introduction to modern analytical science techniques and how they can be used to uncover food fraud. The food industry is one of the most important commercial sectors in the world. Everyone uses it, but how many people abuse it? As we witness the increasing globalisation of the supply chain, a growing challenge is verifying the questionable identity of raw materials in the food we eat.

Average: 4 (3 votes)
Jul 10th 2017

Learn the basic principles and approaches to responding to humanitarian emergencies with this free online course. Earthquake, flood, fire, famine and conflict — we seem to be hearing more about these things every day, and watching as they impact communities all over the world. Fortunately, there are many organisations made up of dedicated people who are trained and ready to assist communities affected by disasters.

Average: 4.2 (6 votes)
Jul 10th 2017

Use the free, open source process mining framework (ProM) to analyse, visualise, manage and improve a range of business processes. Process mining is a new and exciting field which combines business process management with data science.Using process mining techniques you can analyse and visualise business processes based on event data recorded in event logs.

Average: 7 (1 vote)
Jul 10th 2017

Design, build and program a simple robot and share it with other learners. In this project, you’ll design, build and program a simple robot, with at least two joints, that can draw a line through a number of points on a sheet of a paper. You’ll design and construct the robot, write the software to control it, and then put it to the test.

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Jul 10th 2017

Identify your key strengths and skills, and learn how to sell them and yourself. Most people change their jobs multiple times during the course of their working lives. Many make dramatic career shifts. Identifying your transferable generic skills is key to making the most of this agile employment marketplace.

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Jul 10th 2017

Find out how to make the most of your time at university and ensure you have the skills and experience graduate employers want. This free online course will show you how to make the most of the time you’ll spend in higher education, with the ultimate aim of improving your prospects when you graduate.

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Jul 10th 2017

What science discoveries will you choose to write about? By recording experiments and publishing the results of studies and discoveries, scientists can share their important work, and find an engaged audience. While keeping records can be easy, writing accessibly about the findings for scientific publications can be difficult, especially for those new to the field.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Jul 10th 2017

This course for learners of English helps you with the language you need to find a job and successfully function in the workplace. This course is for people who are learning English and who are interested in developing English language skills for employability and workplace contexts. It will help job seekers and young professionals with the English they need.

Average: 10 (2 votes)
Jul 10th 2017

Develop your time management skills and discover time management strategies to ensure every project you manage runs smoothly. Every project manager or project leader has had a project that seems to spiral out of control - absorbing more time and resource than was planned. This course will help you stop that happening.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
Jul 10th 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: 4.1 (17 votes)
Jul 10th 2017

Learn about the skills you need for IELTS Academic and beyond, on this free online course from the experts who produce the test.

Average: 3.9 (7 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

Discover how very young children learn English as an additional language and how you can help them progress. How do very young children best learn English as an additional language while they’re still learning their mother tongue? How and why do children learn best through play? What can parents and practitioners do to enable children to get the most out of a learning experience?

Average: 6 (2 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

Improve your online research skills and your ability to critically analyse sources of information. In this course, you’ll explore the rich and diverse range of information available to you online, how to use search tools effectively, and the ways in which you can begin to assess information that you might want to use in your studies.

Average: 6.9 (9 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

In this sixth Italian for Beginners course, learn to book holiday accommodation and order a meal.

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Jul 3rd 2017

Explore how the web has changed our world and what the future might hold, with this free online course introducing Web Science. You may already be an avid user of the Web, but this introduction to Web Science will help you better understand it as both a social and technical system - a global information infrastructure, built from the interactions of people and technologies. This free online course is based on our experience of trying to understand how the Web has grown and changed through technical innovation, economics, politics and everyday use.

Average: 6.3 (3 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

Understand how new technologies can make supply chains more sustainable and learn how to deal with today's trends.

Average: 5.2 (6 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

Learn how Patient Reported Outcome Measures and Quality Adjusted Life Years can compare treatments and inform healthcare spending. Healthcare systems around the world are increasingly under pressure to fund drugs, treatments and other healthcare interventions. No-one has the money or resources to provide them all, so how do we decide which ones to fund?

Average: 2.3 (4 votes)
Jul 3rd 2017

Learn how innovation has changed the food industry and the way we shop, and think about the global issue of food waste. This course considers the ways in which the food industry has evolved over the past 70 years and has created the industry of convenience we have today.

Average: 6.3 (7 votes)

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