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Learn about the world around us with online nature and environment courses

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Learn more about the natural world and explore key environmental issues like climate change and sustainability with short online courses, in-depth programs, or full postgraduate degrees. Start learning for free on desktop, laptop, or mobile.

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Meet the people who love FutureLearn

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, lots of thought-provoking topics about what we have done or are doing to our world as well as the basics of geology, rock types etc... Thanks to all at OU and FutureLearn. I'll recommend the course to my 'University of 3rd Age' Science Group, and raise some of the topics as a basis for our discussions.

Margaret
Learner on The Earth In My Pocket: An Introduction to Geology

It has been a fascinating, well planned, and informative journey from Pluto to Earth. The comments and links have also contributed to better understanding of our solar system. I am grateful to Professor Rothery and all those who contributed so much of their skills and knowledge to assemble and present such a quality program. Thank you Open Univerity!

Richard
Learner on Moons