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Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar.
Offers a practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities
Learn how economic analyses can help us better understand crime problems that we face.
Differences in values can create conflict. How can we learn to manage our natural resources with integrity?
Learn about the link between identity, culture and politics in the construction of contemporary Europe.
Get off to a great start in your new job by learning the essential skills to succeed in a global workplace.
Learn to speak, write and understand the second official language of the Netherlands with this free introductory language course.
Improve your logical and critical thinking skills in this free online course. Identify common obstacles to effective thinking.
How do you understand whether health evidence is likely to be reliable or not? Find out in this free online course.
A free online course from UCAS to help students understand the wealth of UK higher education opportunities open to them.
Explore the role of technology and data in cities, and learn how you can participate in the creation of smart cities.
Learn about the diverse world of social enterprise in this free online course from Middlesex University Business School.
Find out how measuring and promoting wellbeing can make people, organisations and society more focused, considerate and effective.
Find out how staying happy, healthy, socially-connected and active can help you age successfully, with this free online course.
Learn how to use film in the classroom, teach literacy and improve both reading and writing skills, with this free online course
Discover the science behind nuclear energy and its role in energy provision in the past, present and future.
Understand the role of brands and brand management in the modern world, and start developing your career in the sector.
This course will explore academic integrity and how you can demonstrate it in your work, study and research at university.
How much do you know about your abdomen and how it works? Discover what you know already and find out more.
Understand antibiotic resistance and what actions are needed to address this increasingly serious global health threat
Delve into the seedy underbelly of the art world, looking at smuggling, theft, fakes, and fraud, with this free online course.
Find out how parents and caregivers influence children’s minds, from conception through infancy, with this free online course.
Learn how to apply selected mathematical modelling methods to analyse big data in this free online course.
Discover how biomaterials and 3D printing collide, to create revolutionary, bioprinted body parts, with this free online course.
This is the second part of a course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective use of blended learning.
Explore the concerns about rising generational and economic inequality in developed countries, with this free online course.
This course is a hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis that emphasises fundamental concepts and practical skills.
This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia.
Discover how communities and experts are joining together to end trachoma disease across 42 endemic countries by the year 2020.
Understand the laws of thermodynamics – and how they govern how we use and lose energy everyday – in this free online course.
Explore the use of medicines in treating cancer and take your first steps towards becoming a science writer.
Learn how police use science in criminal investigations and its role in the criminal justice system with this free online course.
This free online course will explain how you can study online without putting the rest of your life on hold.
How do we read and model fictional minds? Introducing cognitive poetics: the application of cognitive science to literary reading.
Learn about the latest developments in the management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with this free online course from the BMJ.
Get an introduction to the biology, epidemiology and evolution of the influenza virus in this free online course.
Understand how big fashion retailers innovate and discover the story behind a favourite piece of your clothing.
Learn how innovation has changed the food industry, the way we shop and how we manage the global issue of food waste.
Understand what innovation means and consider the history and developments of innovations that are important in our daily lives.
Our lives depend on online services. Gain essential cyber security knowledge and skills, to help protect your digital life.
Understand the common law system used worldwide, and your legal rights and responsibilities, with this free online law course.
Become an effective online learner and develop your online communication skills when working with others.
Reflect on how you want to present yourself online and take positive steps towards these goals.
Get the most out of online learning by reflecting and sharing your learning with others.
Improve your online research skills and your ability to critically analyse sources of information.
Find out how to write a CV online that will help you stand out and net your dream job, with this free online CV writing course.
Improve your mathematical confidence and gain the skills to pass employers’ numeracy tests with this free online course.
Learn about Meyerhold’s form of physical theatre, biomechanics, and understand and perform ‘The Slap’.
Learn about the beginnings of this radical religious group as it emerged in 17th century England, with this free online course.
Understand and analyze the role of religion in conflicts and peacebuilding in present-day societies, with this free online course.
This hands-on course helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters.
Interested in starting a business? This course will help you define your vision and discover opportunities to make it happen.
Find out how working with people and exploring networks can help you take your business to the next level.
Find out how understanding and targeting your market can help your business stand out from the crowd.
Understand how business works and performance can be improved so that you can take your business forward and manage growth.
Find out how forecasting and managing your finances can lead to a profitable and sustainable business.
Raising funds in an important when starting a business; find out which source of funding is most suitable for your business idea.
Learn about the position of Switzerland in Europe, in particular with respect to money, migration and other difficult matters.
Gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses.
Demystify the ageing process and how our everyday behaviours and choices are likely to affect our long-term musculoskeletal health
Discover just some of the ways that heroism and the First World War is portrayed through art and film.
Explore the key issues related to caring for a relative with psychosis or schizophrenia, with this short, free online course.
Get an introduction to the weather and climate of the UK and beyond, from understanding storms to how to do a weather forecast.
Explore the half of our world covered by deep ocean, and how our lives affect the hidden face of our planet.
Learn how developments in genomics are transforming our knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes.
Learn to appreciate, adjust to, and work or study in different cultures, with this free online intercultural communication course.
Learn how to introduce people, exchange information about them and talk about your family.
Software and data make the world go round. Learn programming, to analyse and visualise open data, with this free online course.
Find out how to integrate a sustainable development strategy into your company with this free online course.
Explore the foundations of successful management with this free online course from The Open University and CMI.
Explore the social, environmental and economic factors that affect health and how health professionals can improve health equity.
Gain the tips, tools and confidence to talk about cancer prevention with this free online course from Cancer Research UK.
Understand learners, policy and practice with this continuing professional development course for English language teachers.
Mark the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, exploring its history and legacy, with this free online course.
Get an introduction to studying archaeology, exploring exciting discoveries in the Vale of Pewsey, near to Stonehenge and Avebury.
Learn a scientific and practical approach for creating and evaluating forecasting solutions.
Delve into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology in their lives.
Learn contemporary design approaches that you can use to work through problems in the world around you.
With a better understanding of users' needs, technologies can be developed to be accessible & provide a more inclusive environment
Explore the latest trends in digital marketing. Get beneath the hype. What are the implications? How will you respond?
The British Empire continues to cause enormous disagreement among historians. Find out why and join the debate.
There are 45.8 million slaves alive today. Find out how we might achieve a slavery-free world with this free online course.
How does language help us develop our relationship with nature and determine the rights of access and ownership?
Learn the fundamentals of Parkinson's disease with this online course. What causes it and what we can do to treat it?
Learn about how the Internet of Things can help people aging well with this free online course.
Learn basic Italian and explore Italian culture, with this free online Italian course.
Learn how occupational health can reduce illnesses or injuries caused by working conditions, with this free online course.
Discover why pricing is key to the success of your startup, with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program.
Learn how palliative care is managed in Europe and find out about best practice in delivering integrated palliative care
Learn to talk about daily life, what you do during the day and when things happen in the third Spanish for Beginners course.
Behind each simple everyday activity there is a complex web of supply chains that have brought those goods or services to you.
Explore the intriguing world of film production and find out about the complexities of development, distribution and finance.
Learn about the impact of colour in the world: from colour theory and colour in art and design, to the colours of 2016.
Improve your English and prepare for tests, such as IELTS reading, writing, speaking and listening, with this free online course.
An introduction to some key concepts in the effective teaching and learning of languages.
Learn how to design your activities to engage customers through relationships instead of a one-off sale.
Develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children, with this free online course.
Undertaking an Extended Project Qualification, IB extended essay or any other scholarly research? This guides you step-by-step.
Learn how disability is part of who we are as human beings, and how a good life is possible for everyone.
Discover how very young children learn English as an additional language and how you can help them progress.
Explore the links between investment theory and practice. Examine investment strategies and performance. How do experts manage?
Explore the role of food in health. Apply nutrition science to guide you on using food as medicine for you and your family.
Explore the fairy tale world of HC Andersen - the inspiration behind The Little Mermaid and Frozen - with this free online course.
This free three week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course.
Learn the basic science needed for humans to survive on Mars, with this free online science course.
An introduction to modern analytical science techniques and how they can be used to uncover food fraud.
Gain an understanding of the natural world, how the web of life works, with illustrations from around the world.
Explore the methods underpinning forensic science, from crime scene investigation to reporting evidential value within a case.
How can healthcare professionals help patients to improve their health through medicines adherence?
Explore our oceans from space. Discover how Earth observation allows us to monitor ocean health, and inform policy and planning.
Learn how to turn your social enterprise ideas into action in this free online course from Middlesex University Business School.
Learn how to analyse energy transition cases from technological, legal, economics, spatial, and social perspectives.
Learn how to develop a funding strategy for your business; explore different types of finance and learn when, and how, to use them
Explore important questions about character education and how it contributes to individual and societal flourishing.
Explore what it means to communicate in multiple languages in a variety of contexts, and discover your inner translator.
Chart the history of royal food in the splendour of royal palaces.
Explore Japanese subcultures and learn about their history from the 1970s to today.
Get to grips with Assessment for Learning with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre.
Learn basic Java programming by developing a simple mobile game that you can run on your computer, Android phone, or tablet.
Data visualisation is vital in bridging the gap between data and decisions. Discover the methods, tools and processes involved.
This free online course will explore the impact of compassionate care, for both practitioners and users of health and social care.
This course for learners of English helps you with the language you need to find a job and successfully function in the workplace.
Learn practical skills to help you predict trends in business and prepare for the future with this free online course.
Get an introduction to histology – the study of anatomy at a microscopic level – and find out how it is used to identify disease.
Explore the lives of men, women and children living through war and revolution and social changes that made modern Ireland.
Take a journey around the UK financial marketplace: how has it changed following the financial crisis and subsequent reforms?
Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?
A free online course for primary and secondary school teachers who are tackling the Computing curriculum in England.
Build your confidence to use English effectively to teach subjects such as Maths, Science or History with this free online course.
Explore the fascinating history and culture of the American South from colonial times to the 21st century.
How can we support those who are marginalised and excluded from education? Does education for all, mean all?
Learn more about nuclear power, from the risks and benefits to the technology and its future, with this free online course.
Explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds with this free online course
Discover the varying uses of social media around the world and its consequences for politics, relationships and everyday life.
Explore the impact of biochemistry on bioenergy and health, discovering why graduates are in demand; with the Biochemical Society.
Learn how to apply climate change leadership in your business, municipality or organization, with this free online course.
This course is designed to enhance the supervision skills of clinical and educational supervisors of trainee doctors.
Explore the role and purpose of corporate lawyers, examining how they are regulated and the ethical challenges they face.
Digital technologies are changing extraordinarily quickly. This four-week course will introduce you to the new digital landscape.
How can technology make you healthy? Learn about the design, application, implementation and evaluation of eHealth.
Complexity in nature arises from a myriad of simple interactions. How can this lead to an unpredictable dynamism?
Êtes-vous certain de comprendre le fonctionnement du système financier ?
Learn animation techniques, including stop motion, 2D, CGI and pixilation, with award-winning animators, in this free NFTS course.
Learn what it means to be a TEFL or English Language Teacher, and start preparing for your first teaching job.
Explore the archaeology of the most heavily fortified frontier in the Roman Empire, its people and their lives.
Discover the incredible world of 'the Hobbit' as modern archaeological science uncovers secrets hidden in time.
Uncover a grave, examine remains and reveal the victim’s identity in this free online course, linked to a new Val McDermid story.
Find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated, to improve healthcare for all, on this free online course.
Het recht regelt vrijwel alle aspecten van het leven. Deze cursus gaat in op de vraag wat recht is en waar je het kunt vinden.
How do you feel about robots? Learn how robotics is used today and explore how it might help solve the big issues of our time.
Learn about Catalan Sign Language in daily life, its grammar, and importance to the deaf community with this free online course.
Understand the emerging discipline of translational medicine and the process of taking research from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside'.
This free online course will explore multilingual education and how it can impact and improve education and even wider society.
Become familiar with One Health, a promising concept, and the effective solutions it provides to urgent health problems.
Find out more about the climate of the past and how climate change can present a number of risks and opportunities.
Explore the exciting subjects within life sciences and the rewarding careers that studying life sciences at university lead to.
Learn how IoT works, and how to create a successful product or company using it, with this free online course.
Make better personal and professional decisions, considering the psychological dimension to choices, with this free online course.
Understand the technology of ultrasound, see how it is used in clinical practice and learn how to improve medical imaging.
Explore how the web has changed our world and what the future might hold, with this free online course introducing Web Science.
Change the way you see World War 1 as you explore stories of hope, suffering and loss from newly released historical archives.
Explore how antibiotic use in farming is creating resistant bacteria within our food chain. What can we do to tackle the issue?
Learn how to be professionally involved in teaching, support and governing of higher education institutions.
Understand how we can balance human needs with caring for the planet with this free online course about climate change.
Learn to build relationships and manage contracts successfully with this free online course backed by UK government and IACCM.
Understand the problems cities face and learn how they can be resolved with ethical solutions.
Learn how molecular genetic techniques are used to identify the genetic factors that contribute to the development of disease.
Explore our past, present and future understanding of drugs with this online course. Where do drugs come from? How do they work?
This free three week course provides the tools you need to succeed at interviews and land your dream job or course place.
Learn to speak, write and understand basic Dutch, with this free, three-week, introductory foreign language course.
Learn how to use the free, open source process mining framework (ProM) to analyse, visualise, and improve processes based on data.
Learn about the UK Parliament with this free online course - explore the work of Parliament and find out how it’s evolving.
In the third Italian for Beginners course, learn how to talk about your daily life and your leisure activities.
What is risk? This free course examines the financial markets and the role that risk management tools play in the global economy.
How can you tap into social media conversations, and discover what’s being said about the things that matter to you?
Understand how social media is used in healthcare, to improve communication and information sharing, with this free online course.
Gain the basic skills to manage all phases of project lifecycle effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools.
Explore the impact of digital transformation on businesses and services and find out how to implement it in your own organisation.
Learn to recognise and treat the commonest medical and trauma conditions affecting children with this short, free online course.
Explore the UK financial services landscape, how financial firms and their products are regulated and how consumers are protected.
How can teachers help close the gender gap? Get guidance on helping girls achieve their potential with this free online course.
Learn the power of Linked Data, explore how it’s revolutionising the web and get to grips with it by writing queries in SPARQL.
Develop a business plan and build a team with one of two courses in the Management and Leadership program.
Understand how digital marketing can help your startup with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program.
Learn how to grow a sustainable social enterprise in this free online course from Middlesex University Business School.
Learn how to talk about your hobbies and free time, and your likes and dislikes in the fourth Spanish for Beginners course.
Explore 21st-century skills, ICT and multilingual approaches with this English language teaching professional development course.
Learn how to manage supply chains effectively in the digital era.
Explore the impact of social media on the world and learn how to put it to good use in everyday life.
Comment fait-on ? Comment ancre-t-on cette transformation dans la culture, dans l’organisation de l’entreprise ?
This course explains how you can use numbers to describe the natural world and make sense of everything from atoms to oceans.
War and conflict can severely disrupt the governance of the environment. What is the impact on both people and the environment?
Explore and solve encrypted maths puzzles, in which numbers are replaced by letters or symbols, with this free online course.
As our lifespans increase, more and more of us are faced with the question: how can we care for older people more effectively?
Discover what common cyber threats and attacks face small and medium enterprises, and what you can do to prevent them.
Learn the basic principles and approaches to responding to humanitarian emergencies with this free online course.
Learn how Global Systems Science can inform and model the impact of social, economic, political and environmental policy making.
Learn how to achieve consistent and excellent results in all aspects of dental photography with this free online course.
Prevent childhood obesity by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, screen time and sleep for children under five.
Discover why the stereoscope and stereo photography mesmerised Victorians when they first appeared at 1851’s Great Exhibition.
Learn how to use systems thinking to understand complexity and solve a variety of social, managerial and policy problems.
Gain a practical grounding in communication to boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels.
With household budgets feeling the pinch this course shows how to bring order to your finances and make good financial decisions.
In the fourth Italian for Beginners course, learn to talk about your likes, dislikes and preferences.
Explores the new reproductive technologies, the opportunities they provide, and the profound social challenges they pose.
Learn how to greet people, and talk about where you live and what you do in the first of six Spanish for Beginners courses.
Learn how to make phone calls, book accommodation, shop for food and get things done in the fifth Spanish for Beginners course.
Explore and use Differentiating for Learning with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre.
Understand new and established genomic sequencing technologies, and how to apply them in clinical practice.
The world needs people who understand how to get robots moving.
How do we ensure that the difficult decisions about the management of natural resources are just and fair for all?
This course will help to develop the key skills required for a smooth transition to university.
Learn how whole genome sequencing works and what it could mean for the future of healthcare with this free online course.
In the fifth Italian for Beginners course, learn to ask for information on trains and buy train tickets.
Learn how to ask for directions, shop for clothes, and order food and drinks in the sixth Spanish for Beginners course.
Learn how to build and sustain your network to enhance your professional relationships and open up career opportunities.
Design, build and program a simple robot and share it with other learners.
Take your online business from ideation to implementation with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program.
In this sixth Italian for Beginners course, learn to book holiday accommodation and order a meal.
Explore Japanese philosophy and get a sense of Asian culture with this free online course.