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Discover effective techniques to analyse unseen poetry and learn about the creative writing process.
3 hrs per week
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Learn about Shakespeare in print and performance around the world, from early modern times to today.
2 hrs per week
Explore and solve encrypted maths puzzles, in which numbers are replaced by letters or symbols, with this free online course.
4 hrs per week
Learn how to 'make' your own poetry by exploring different poetic techniques and styles.
Get a practical introduction to the mechanics of songwriting and meet established songwriters with this free online course
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this online course.
What are the most common mental health problems, what can you do about them and how do you improve your mental health?
Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about nutrition, health and lifestyle today, on this free nutrition course.
Explore practical ways to help young people manage their mood and maintain healthy habits during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Critical thinking is a vital skill for university study whatever your discipline. Prepare for university now.
Explore the organic chemistry behind perfume, medicine, brewing and sport from one of the UK's leading universities
5 hrs per week
This online course explores the key concepts and fundamental principles involved in the process of screenwriting.
Explore the impact of biochemistry on bioenergy and health, discovering why graduates are in demand; with the Biochemical Society.
Learn the science behind how and why medicines work, and what can improve patient's treatment, with this online course.
Prepare to study at university, explore the qualities of a successful student, and learn key vocabulary in an academic context.
Learn what to expect from going to university in the UK and how to make the most of your university experience.
Build the academic skills you need for learning at university and ease your transition from school learning to higher education.
Improve your study skills and get better results by learning to use the 'three-step study model'.
Discover how to get your dream job or course place with this interview skills training course, designed by careers experts.
This free three week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course.
Master the basics of Python programming, and learn how to use programming tools and variables with the University of Michigan.
What science discoveries will you choose to write about?
Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special and ask whether we send humans to our Moon again.
Discover ecology and learn how we can protect wildlife to conserve our natural world.
Become an effective online learner and develop your online communication skills when working with others.
Gain an introduction to the essential mathematical knowledge and skills required for your first calculus course
6 hrs per week
Discover the art of computer programming and learn what code can do with the Institute of Coding and the University of Leeds.
Discover the role of innovation in fashion, using M&S’s development of new types of fabric and your own clothes as case studies.
What role does chemistry play in healthcare and our ability to diagnose and treat patients?
Can chemistry help to feed a growing population, or overcome increasing bacterial resistance?
Explore the development of cancer medicine with a focus on chemotherapy treatment, and learn the basics of science writing.
Learn how to use social media for business, from creating a social media presence to measuring success.
1 hr per week
Learn about some of the different digital marketing strategies and techniques that are available for businesses to use.
Learn about the role of analytics in business, the types of analytics and techniques used and why they are important.
Discover the science behind nuclear energy and its role in energy provision in the past, present and future.
From its impact on culture and society to consumer behaviour, discover the business of fashion with Institut Francais de la Mode.
Need advice on how to study online? Discover study techniques and skills for learning online as part of your university studies.
Prepare for the transition to higher education and think about the life skills for living at university and beyond.
Discover project management skills, such as the Gannt chart, that will help you learn to manage a project life cycle effectively.
Learn how to design business and marketing activities to engage customers through relationships instead of one-off sales.
Discover how improving your business networking can enhance your professional relationships and open up career opportunities.
Use literary and archaeological evidence to see how ancient Greeks and Romans approached health, well-being and societal issues.
Discover the human abdomen and how it works.
Strengthen the skills you need to work with others to tackle injustice.
Explore the concerns about rising wealth and income inequality between different generations in developed countries.
Discover why religion is important for understanding and engaging with global challenges.
Explore the key ethical theories surrounding global challenges and learn how philosophy can be used to address these problems.
Get an introduction to issues, agendas and contexts relating to fashion and sustainability in a changing world.
Build your knowledge of the global development sector and discover how development can be managed with this online course.
Learn about the atmospheric chemistry of planets and celestial bodies and explore the possibility of finding life beyond Earth.
Discover the essentials of user experience and bring your product to life by designing your own mobile app.
Learn to plan and launch a successful social media marketing campaign with the Institute of Coding and the University of Leeds.
Learn how to work effectively and collaboratively with your team, whether you're at home or on the other side of the world.
Improve your communication skills at work and learn how to navigate positive collaboration in the modern workplace.
Explore the role of judges in the UK and learn about the daily business of judging, from common law to judicial diversity.
With chemistry providing us an endless amount of possibilities, what would you choose to develop?
What can we learn about Earth, and other planets in and beyond our solar system, by studying their atmospheres?
Build personal problem-solving skills and learn how to make an effective plan to tackle real-life problems and decisions.
Understand what innovation means and consider the history and developments of innovations that are important in our daily lives.
Understand the role of brands and brand management in the modern world, and start developing your career in the sector.
Does your social media presence reflect who you are as a professional? Build your online presence to boost your employability.
Take charge of your career development and identify the skills you need to plan and achieve your career goals.
Have you ever had a digital problem that you didn't know how to solve? Get acquainted with the principle of human-centred design.
Discover Star Carr, one of the world's most important archaeological sites, and learn what life was like over 10,000 years ago.
Find out how to harness the power of data to help you make better business decisions.
Discover what makes online content a success and learn how to create engaging content that's in line with your business goals.
Discover essential cyber security knowledge and skills, and learn how you can better protect your digital life.
Explore the everyday roles robots will play in the future, from job automation and medical science to our homes and cars.
Do digital technologies affect our wellbeing? Explore the concepts of health, relationships and society in the digital age.
Understand how climate change, biodiversity loss and deforestation affect people, exploring justice in environment management.
Improve your understanding of some of the key concepts in A level biology and discover what's involved in higher level study.
Discover just some of the ways that heroism and the First World War is portrayed through art and film.
Discover medieval Ireland using the Book of Kells, a ninth-century manuscript featuring the four gospels of the new testament.
Learn more about the fascinating world of engineering, and discover where an engineering degree could take you.
Explore the diverse skills and knowledge required to be a nurse and find out where a career in nursing could take you.
Film takes a starring role in this course exploring the emergence of a new medium that was set to capture the world's imagination
Learn how to use cognitive psychology experiments to explore the internal workings of the mind with this online psychology course.
Explore 15th century England through archaeology, history and literature. Learn more about Richard III’s discovery and reburial.
Reflect on how you want to present yourself online and take positive steps towards these goals.
Find out how digital technology is influencing how we live and work with the Institute of Coding and the University of Leeds.
Explore the key ideas, concepts and debates around the study of international development, using Nairobi in Kenya as a case study.
Discover how to present information at work clearly and concisely, and learn techniques to improve your presentation skills.
Explore and enjoy 'recreational' math, while boosting your creative and deductive thinking skills.
Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.
Learn to evaluate risk, make useful approximations and more rational decisions with this online course on statistics.
Get the most out of online learning by reflecting and sharing your learning with others.
Explore the key elements of a successful presentation and how to give an effective presentation in a business environment.
Improve your online research skills and your ability to critically analyse sources of information.
Get an introduction to the wonderful world of playing jazz piano and learn to play and improvise on the blues and a jazz standard.
Explore the campaign for women’s right to vote and its impact on women’s rights and equality to the present day.
Discover the history of protest, parliament and citizens’ rights.
Discover the writer, collector and cultural icon who remains one of Scotland’s most enduring literary legends.
Explore some of the key issues in sustainability, tackling the big questions with examples from around the world.
Learn how sociolinguists explore the relationship between language and the expression of personal, social and cultural identity.
Learn how to start a career in games development by hearing from leading games producers, recruiters, and new developers.
Take your first steps towards teaching with this practical course exploring the basics of what it means to become a teacher.
Get an introduction to energy and explore how humans and other living things obtain and use their biological energy sources.
Learn the physical processes behind climate variation around the world to better understand the causes of climate change.
Prepare for a career in teaching by learning the qualities of a good teacher and reflecting on your own experiences of education.
Explore advanced precalculus topics and gain the mathematical knowledge and skills required to take a first course in precalculus.
Learn robotics by exploring the history, anatomy and intelligence of robots and test drive robots using exciting simulations
Explore the key concepts of quantum computing and find out how it’s changing computer science with this introductory course.
Learn how digital is changing our personal and professional lives and develop the skills to thrive in the digital world of work.
Discover why user experience (UX) is important, the research and design basics, and the tools and testing techniques used in UX.
Discover the ability of artificial intelligence to transform your everyday life and reshape the way you work.
Learn about mobile design, development and creating mobile experiences, as well as bigger concepts related to mobile technology.
Discover the impact digital technology is having on the retail industry and what it means for customers.
Get expert guidance on writing your IB Diploma Programme extended essay with this course designed for IB students and teachers.
Learn more about how your heart works, the causes of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy.
Explore the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and learn how it empowers you to know, claim and defend your rights.
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 Meyerhold’s form of physical theatre, biomechanics, and understand and perform ‘The Slap’.
Understand and explore the physical processes behind the weather
Explore how the global travel and tourism industry works; learn how to start your career in the world’s fastest growing industry.
Explore English dictionaries, from how they are compiled, the different types, to the latest lexicographic research.
Learn everyday Chinese Mandarin and discover Taiwanese culture in the process.
Learn object-oriented programming principles by creating your own text-based adventure game in Python. Supported by Google.
How can we adapt farming to an uncertain future? Could the answer be Climate Smart Agriculture? Find out with this free course.
Explore intercultural communication by understanding the relationship between language and cultural identity.
Take a closer look at geographical and cultural borders and understand their effects on people who occupy them or cross them.
Learn how the principles of intercultural contact may challenge the way in which you think about social interaction.
Learn how products move across borders and how branding problematically draws on narratives of culture and place.
Understand intercultural communication by learning about the concepts of culture and interculturality.
Build and program your first robot buggy using a Raspberry Pi, learning how to connect motors, add sensors and write algorithms.