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Join FutureLearn’s fascinating online courses and gain an insight into ancient Australian history, sustainable farming, climate change and more.

Awash with spectacular scenery, a deep-rooted Indigenous culture and intriguing species of wildlife found nowhere else on Earth, Australia is totally unique. Vast, arid deserts and lush rainforests spread for miles between stylish, happening cities clinging to glorious stretches of coastline.

Alas, for the remainder of 2020, you’ll have to leave the backpack at home and explore this spell-binding destination from the comfort of your armchair. Luckily for you, we’ve got the perfect line up of courses that offer you a smorgasbord of all things Oz. G’day mate!

Channel your inner naturalist

Australia is world-renowned for its bugs, birds and beasts. From plate-sized huntsman spiders to dinosaur-like cassowary birds, the species found here are like nowhere else on Earth.

Discover some of these fascinating species on our Bugs, Brains and Beasts course, or gain an insight into how climate change and bushfires are affecting some of the species calling this unique place home.

Discover how food gets from the farm to your fork

Vast areas of the country are famed the world-over for their farming. From cattle ranches the size of Belgium to lip-smackingly good fruit farms, discover how food production and agriculture are having to adapt to an ever-changing world, and gain a deeper understanding of how the food and produce you consume can affect the health of your gut.

Take a step back in ‘deep time’

Indigenous Australians have called Australia their home for well over 60,000 years. Discover their deep-seated history and sacred ties to the landscape, as well as the traditional Aboriginal concept of ‘deep time’ on our Australian history course.

You’ll then explore the contentious issues of British colonialism and convictism which changed the landscape of the country irrevocably.