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Combine theory and practice to tell powerful stories through film online. Unleash your potential in this free online course.
Improve your English language skills while exploring the Magna Carta - the 800-year-old "great charter" that shaped the world.
Explore what’s involved when musicians create a performance from musical notation in this free online course.
Develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and communicate the results – in this free online course.
Learn the fundamentals of Parkinson's disease with this online course. What causes it and what we can do to treat it?
Discover the incredible world of 'the Hobbit' as modern archaeological science uncovers secrets hidden in time.
Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan.
Find out how to make the most of your time at university and ensure you have the skills and experience graduate employers want.
Dig deeper into the life and works of Robert Burns, with this free University of Glasgow course.
How can you tap into social media conversations, and discover what’s being said about the things that matter to you?
Delve into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology in their lives.
Take a guided tour through the process of making a feature film and meet some of the people who make films every day.
Learn from leading entrepreneurs what it takes to create a successful fashion business, with a social or environmental ethos.
Learn about the science behind having a liver transplant with this free online course from the Centre for Liver Research.
Explore our planet from space and learn how Earth observation is used to monitor climate change, with this free online course.
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.
Explore how healthcare professionals work in partnership with people with long-term conditions in this free online course.
Understand the basic thermodynamic principles widely used in many engineering fields: temperature, free energy and entropy.
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.
This course is designed to enhance the supervision skills of clinical and educational supervisors of trainee doctors.
Use computer programming as a creative discipline to generate sounds, images, animations and more, with this free online course.
Learn how disability intersects with human rights, and how a good life can be made possible for everyone.
Explore the role that the Royal Air Force played in the Cold War through the collections of the RAF Museums at Hendon and Cosford.
This free online course will explain how you can study online without putting the rest of your life on hold.
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.
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.
We explore the ethical responsibilities that weigh on military professionals, who are ‘managers of violence’.
Learn about Meyerhold’s form of physical theatre, biomechanics, and understand and perform ‘The Slap’.
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.
Discover why the stereoscope and stereo photography mesmerised Victorians when they first appeared at 1851’s Great Exhibition.
Discover just some of the ways that heroism and the First World War is portrayed through art and film.
This hands-on course introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments
Get a practical insight into big data analytics, and popular tools and frameworks for collecting, storing and managing data.
The British Empire continues to cause enormous disagreement among historians. Find out why and join the debate.
Improve your English language skills by looking at the life and works of William Shakespeare and his enduring popularity.
Explore how to make food systems more sustainable and resource-smart for our environment, health and food security.
Explore our past, present and future understanding of drugs with this online course. Where do drugs come from? How do they work?
Develop a business plan and build a team with one of two courses in the Management and Leadership program.
Find out how and why you should engage patients and communities in the development of new healthcare technology and treatments.
Take your online business from ideation to implementation with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program.
Discover the science behind the Zika outbreak to understand how it is spread and can be controlled.
Learn how to greet people, and talk about where you live and what you do in the first Spanish for Beginners courses.
Learn how to create no-budget visual effects (VFX) and take your filmmaking to a new level, with this free online course.
Learn how to be professionally involved in teaching, support and governing of higher education institutions.
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.
Learn how developments in genomics are transforming our knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes.
Explore how spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to understand and improve public health.
Learn to speak, write and understand basic Dutch, with this free, three-week, introductory foreign language course.
Explore how and why market segmentation can be used to improve business performance.
Consider the latest data, priorities and debates about the health of mothers, children and adolescents in this free online course.
Understand the emerging discipline of translational medicine and the process of taking research from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside'.
Gain the skills to manage your investments: analyse portfolio risk and plan your pension, with this free online course.
Strengthen your algebra, geometry and thinking skills by learning about fascinating mathematical relations from daily life.
Birth is a lottery. Where, when and to whom you are born and the society into which you are born will influence your life chances.
Understand the principles of electrocardiography and learn a step-by-step approach to the ECG test, with this free online course.
How will we feed an extra two billion people by the middle of this century?
Explorar por qué el autor de Cien años de Soledad es uno de los escritores más importantes del siglo XX.
Explore and solve encrypted maths puzzles, in which numbers are replaced by letters or symbols, with this free online course.
Explore the field of medical humanities - the intersection of the arts, humanities and healthcare - with this free online course.
This course will help to develop the key skills required for a smooth transition to university.
Explore why the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the 20th century’s leading writers in this free online course
Look at lessons, courses and resources with this continuing professional development course for English language teachers.
Learn how the Allies defeat the Germans in World War 1, how the memory arose that the war was futile, and why this view is untrue.
Explore why people fall, discover practical methods to reduce the risk of falling and recognise when to seek expert help.
Learn how to apply selected statistical and machine learning techniques and tools to analyse big data.
Understand the importance of value-driven process thinking in today’s dynamic business environment.
Understand the physical processes behind climate variations in the past, present and future, with this free online course
This three-week free online course explores practical cyber security including privacy online, payment safety and security at home
Learn about the role of data in a range of disciplines and about some fundamental tools for extracting knowledge from data.
This course will teach you the first principles of complexity, uncertainty and how to make decisions in a complex world.
Find out what Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is, and why good leaders and managers need it, in this free online course.
Learn how sustainable energy from the Greek elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – can replace fossil fuels and nuclear power.
How do we ensure that the difficult decisions about the management of natural resources are just and fair for all?
Explore the role of football in the world today - including finances, clubs, nations and rivalries - with this free online course.
Want to be an engineer or scientist? Lack mathematical confidence? Learn to think mathematically and explore essential concepts.
Learn how Global Systems Science can inform and model the impact of social, economic, political and environmental policy making.
Learn more about how your heart works, the causes of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy with this free online course
Learn how to achieve consistent and excellent results in all aspects of dental photography with this free online course.
Understand how genetics influence the development and spread of cancer, with this free, introductory online course.
Grow your understanding of the practice and law of international franchising and the viability of franchising internationally.
Find out how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with deep emotional strain in this free online course.
Learn about the psychology of music and movement, and how researchers study music-related movements, with this free online course.
Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about nutrition, health and lifestyle today, with this free online course.
Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services, to improve quality, with this free online course.
Most people now live in cities. With populations growing, how do we make these dense future cities green, liveable and poetic?
As part of Shakespeare400, learn about Shakespeare in print and performance around the world, from early modern times to today.
Learn the science behind how and why medicines work, and what can improve patient's treatment, with this free online course.
Learn the techniques of Engineering Mechanics, use them to interpret experiments and apply them to design.
Explore the influence of the Lake District on Wordsworth with this free online course, filmed at his home, Dove Cottage, Grasmere.
What is distinctive about leadership in the public sphere? Find out more about what it takes to lead public service organizations.
This free online course explores the key concepts and fundamental principles involved in the process of screenwriting.
Learn how to build and sustain your network to enhance your professional relationships and open up career opportunities.
This free online course is a technical ear training programme designed to improve critical listening in a music studio context.
Explore the culture, language and national identity of eight countries through their books, images, slogans and monuments
Undertaking an Extended Project Qualification, IB extended essay or any other scholarly research? This guides you step-by-step.
Discover how optical Earth observation data is gathered and used in this free online course from the European Space Agency (ESA).
This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.
This course explores household assets (investments and property) and liabilities (debts) and examines how these should be managed.
Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.
Discover how Chinese culture influences discovery, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship with this free online course.
Before new drugs or treatments are adopted, their effectiveness and cost must be assessed. Find out how in this online course.
Learn about the skills you need for IELTS Academic and beyond, on this free online course from the experts who produce the test.
Understand how to find and retain the most valuable customers with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program.
Learn how to describe people and what they wear, and talk about your family and home in the second Spanish for Beginners course.
Uncover new perspectives on the role and behaviour of your customers.
Get an introduction to the growing role of genomics in healthcare, for patient diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
Understand antibiotic resistance, and how antimicrobial stewardship can slow down or reduce it, with this free online course
Explore the role of robots and autonomous systems in the factories, homes, hospitals, schools or cars of our near future
Learn about the role of clinical bioinformaticians in healthcare and how their work is helping to realise the genomics revolution.
Join this free online course to find out how inclusive education can work, especially where resources are limited.
Get an introduction to Haskell, the increasingly popular functional programming language, with this University of Glasgow course.
Maintain discipline and transform your classroom with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre.
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this free online course.
Explore how Much Ado about Nothing is performed and interpreted, from original stagings to the modern day, with this free course.
Learn about personalised medicine and the impact that our enhanced understanding of genetics has on modern medicine and society.
Understand teaching and learning in an African context, and learn about cultivating pedagogical encounters in relation to Africa.
Understand why type 2 diabetes is becoming so prevalent, and what we can do to prevent and treat it, with this free online course
Improve your understanding of depression and anxiety and find out more about an effective and evidence-based treatment: CBT
Learn how whole genome sequencing works and what it could mean for the future of healthcare with this free online course.
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 globally diverse 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.
Understand antibiotic resistance and what actions are needed to address this increasingly serious global health threat
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.
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.
Understand how we can balance human needs with caring for the planet with this free online course about climate change.
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 51 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.
Learn how police use science in criminal investigations and its role in the criminal justice system with this free online course.
Learn about the latest developments in the management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with this free online course from the BMJ.
Learn about how the Internet of Things can help people age well with this free online course.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the key issues related to caring for a relative with psychosis or schizophrenia, with this short, free online course.
Learn to appreciate, adjust to, and work or study in different cultures, with this free online intercultural communication course.
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.
Understand learners, policy and practice with this continuing professional development course for English language teachers.
Learn a scientific and practical approach for creating and evaluating forecasting solutions.
How does language help us develop our relationship with nature and determine the rights of access and ownership?
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.
Explore the intriguing world of film production and find out about the complexities of development, distribution and finance.
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.
Explore the links between investment theory and practice. Examine investment strategies and performance. How do experts manage?
Gain an understanding of the natural world, how the web of life works, with illustrations from around the world.
Learn how to turn your social enterprise ideas into action in this free online course from Middlesex University Business School.
Learn how to develop a funding strategy for your business; explore different types of finance and learn when, and how, to use them
Get to grips with Assessment for Learning with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre.
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.
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.
Discover the varying uses of social media around the world and its consequences for politics, relationships and everyday life.
Complexity in nature arises from a myriad of simple interactions. How can this lead to an unpredictable dynamism?
Explore the archaeology of the most heavily fortified frontier in the Roman Empire, its people and their lives.
Learn how molecular genetic techniques are used to identify the genetic factors that contribute to the development of disease.
Gain the basic skills to manage all phases of project lifecycles effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools.
Explore the UK financial services landscape, how financial firms and their products are regulated and how consumers are protected.
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.
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?
Learn how to make phone calls, book accommodation, shop for food and get things done in the fifth Spanish for Beginners course.
Understand new and established genomic sequencing technologies, and how to apply them in clinical practice.
Learn how to ask for directions, shop for clothes, and order food and drinks in the sixth Spanish for Beginners course.
Explore Japanese philosophy and get a sense of Asian culture with this free online course.