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Find out how parents and caregivers influence children’s minds, from conception through infancy, with this free online course.
Develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children, with this free online course.
A hands-on introduction to analysing and visualising data in pursuit of real-world insights.
A course for carers, to help you stay connected to loved ones, manage stress at home and defuse difficult situations.
The British Empire continues to cause enormous disagreement among historians. Find out why and join the debate.
Explore the role that the Royal Air Force played in the Cold War through the collections of the RAF Museums at Hendon and Cosford.
What do we know and what are we discovering about the form and function of the human brain? Find out with this online course.
Learn to appreciate, adjust to, and work or study in different cultures, with this free online intercultural communication course.
Learn to speak, write and understand the second official language of the Netherlands with this free introductory language course.
Learn the international politics of Asia-Pacific with a focus on the United States, China, Japan, North Korea, and South Korea
Explore different methods to defend, deter and detect attacks on your business’s systems, with this free network security course.
Find ideas from your suppliers, competitors or customers and develop them for competitive advantage with this free online course.
Explore the exciting subjects within life sciences and the rewarding careers that studying life sciences at university lead to.
How do addictions develop? How are they best treated and prevented?
Explore these key questions with this free online course.
This course will explore academic integrity and how you can demonstrate it in your work, study and research at university.
Learn how to design your activities to engage customers through relationships instead of a one-off sale.
Gain a practical grounding in communication to boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels.
Get an introduction to how HR, specifically Green HR, can help create a business that’s environmentally friendly.
This course by BSAC is for healthcare professionals managing infections. You will learn about Gram Negative Bacteria.
Explore the concerns about rising generational and economic inequality in developed countries, with this free online course.
Learn the theory and practice of concurrent programming in Erlang, through practical exercises and suggested projects.
Learn where we get our energy from today and why we need to change our energy system now, to avoid future changes to our climate.
Understand the problems cities face and learn how they can be resolved with ethical solutions.
Learn how physical exercise can help patients including those with cardiovascular disease, mental health problems and cancer.
This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.
With household budgets feeling the pinch this course shows how to bring order to your finances and make good financial decisions.
Explore the links between investment theory and practice. Examine investment strategies and performance. How do experts manage?
Learn about how the Internet of Things can help people aging well with this free online course.
Learn about educational design in this second course of the Foundations of University Learning and Teaching program from UNSW
Explores the new reproductive technologies, the opportunities they provide, and the profound social challenges they pose.
Develop a business plan and build a team with one of two courses in the Management and Leadership program.
Learn how to manage and analyse big data using the R programming language and Hadoop programming framework.
Determining the most appropriate technological resources for children with autism and/or intellectual (learning) disabilities.
Learn how to grow a sustainable social enterprise 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
Uncover new perspectives on the role and behaviour of your customers.
Explore the environmental and biological factors that influence our appetite and food choices, and regulate our body weight.
Learn how to apply climate change leadership in your business, municipality or organization, with this free online course.
Join this free online course to find out how inclusive education can work, especially where resources are limited.
Our lives depend on online services. Gain essential cyber security knowledge and skills, to help protect your digital life.
Learn about central aspects of multilingualism in today's globalised societies, such as cognition, policies and education.
Explore the role of technology and data in cities, and learn how you can participate in the creation of smart cities.
Explore Japanese subcultures and learn about their history from the 1970s to today.
Learn how to be professionally involved in teaching, support and governing of higher education institutions.
Understand how to communicate complex information to lay audiences and develop your professional communication skills.
Discover how communities and experts are joining together to end trachoma disease across 42 endemic countries by the year 2020.
Explore the role of football in the world today - including finances, clubs, nations and rivalries - with this free online course.
Learn about enhancing learning and teaching in this third course in the Foundations of University Learning and Teaching program.
Understand the emerging discipline of translational medicine and the process of taking research from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside'.
Discover why pricing is key to the success of your startup, with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program.
Understand what makes message persuasive and learn how to develop more persuasive messaging for PR, marketing and advertising.
Find out how to make the most of your time at university and ensure you have the skills and experience graduate employers want.
Prepare for undertaking an International Health Elective, in this course developed in collaboration with King's College London
Social Businesses are designed to improve society. In this course you will learn the main concepts to design a Social Business.
Understand learners, policy and practice with this continuing professional development course for English language teachers.
Chart the history of royal food in the splendour of royal palaces.
Understand antibiotic resistance and what actions are needed to address this increasingly serious global health threat
Grow your skills as a teacher and learn more about professional development for teachers with this online course.
An introduction to public health and wider responses to high-risk biological agent events, epidemics and bioterrorism.
Gain practical tools and theoretical insights to help dyslexic students learn second languages, with this free online course.
Learn how economic analyses can help us better understand crime problems that we face.
Explore global issues and discover how cultural divides and security threats impact foreign affairs and global policies.
Discover the health needs of those affected by humanitarian crises, challenges of delivering healthcare, and what we must do next.
Why do children get a better start to life in some countries than in others? What can we learn from the best performing countries?
Learn how to use the free, open source process mining framework (ProM) to analyse, visualise, and improve processes based on data.
In the fourth Italian for Beginners course, learn to talk about your likes, dislikes and preferences.
What does it mean to learn in a networked world? Find out, and discover how to make use of your own personal learning network.
Learn about the science behind having a liver transplant with this free online course from the Centre for Liver Research.
Learn to use pricing strategies to increase your firm’s revenue, and set the right price for the right person at the right time.
Maintain discipline and transform your classroom with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre.
Explore the field of medical humanities - the intersection of the arts, humanities and healthcare - with this free online course.
This free online course will explore multilingual education and how it can impact and improve education and even wider society.
Learn how to talk about your hobbies and free time, and your likes and dislikes in the fourth Spanish for Beginners course.
This hands-on course helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters.
Explore how healthcare professionals work in partnership with people with long-term conditions in this free online course.
Learn about the science behind endurance sports training and performance, including effective preparation and rehabilitation.
Learn the techniques of Engineering Mechanics, use them to interpret experiments and apply them to design.
Develop your time management skills and discover time management strategies to ensure every project you manage runs smoothly.
An introduction to some key concepts in the effective teaching and learning of languages.
Discover Hong Kong, its people, culture and customs with this free online course using 360° video and virtual reality.
Change the way you see World War 1 as you explore stories of hope, suffering and loss from newly released historical archives.
This is the second part of a course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective use of blended learning.
Learn how to use Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) to measure antibiotic consumption and fight antimicrobial resistance.
Use computer programming as a creative discipline to generate sounds, images, animations and more, with this free online course.
Design assessment instruments that use rubrics and surveys to measure student outcomes. Join AACTE’s free online course.
Learn about the link between identity, culture and politics in the construction of contemporary Europe.
Learn the fundamentals of Parkinson's disease with this online course. What causes it and what we can do to treat it?
How do you feel about robots? Learn how robots are used today and explore how they might help solve the big issues of our time.
Work with airline data to learn the fundamentals of the R platform.
Examine the concepts of health, wellness and holism and understand what it means to have an illness like diabetes.
Learn about the vital role healthcare plays in violence prevention and peace-building both globally and locally
Prevent childhood obesity by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, screen time and sleep for children under five.
Understand how social media is used in healthcare, to improve communication and information sharing, with this free online course.
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.
Build your confidence to use English effectively to teach subjects such as Maths, Science or History with this free online course.
Understand more about autism, including diagnosis, the autistic spectrum and life with autism, with this online course.
Get a practical insight into big data analytics, and popular tools and frameworks for collecting, storing and managing data.
There are 45.8 million slaves alive today. Find out how we might achieve a slavery-free world with this free online course.
Learn how to use simple filmmaking and animation to bring learning to life, and aid cross-curricular attainment and assessment.
Want to be an engineer or scientist? Lack mathematical confidence? Learn to think mathematically and explore essential concepts.
Get off to a great start in your new job by learning the essential skills to succeed in a global workplace.
Explore the pressing topic of globalisation and how it affects economics, politics and society with this online course.
Software and data make the world go round. Learn programming, to analyse and visualise open data, with this free online course.
Learn to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest geographic information systems (GIS) and cartographic tools.
Discover the science behind the Zika outbreak to understand how it is spread and can be controlled.
Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services, to improve quality, with this free online course.
Explore the impact of social media on the world and learn how to put it to good use in everyday life.
Discover the science behind nuclear energy and its role in energy provision in the past, present and future.
Learn how to draw together information, to understand and improve the quality of care you and your team provide.
Gain the basic skills to manage all phases of project lifecycles effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools.
Learn about the role of data in a range of disciplines and about some fundamental tools for extracting knowledge from data.
Explore the UK financial services landscape, how financial firms and their products are regulated and how consumers are protected.
Ensure that alternative care is a necessary, suitable and positive experience for children, with this free online course.
Take a journey around the UK financial marketplace: how has it changed following the financial crisis and subsequent reforms?
Understand how digital marketing can help your startup with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program.
Behind each simple everyday activity there is a complex web of supply chains that have brought those goods or services to you.
Learn how to manage supply chains effectively in the digital era.
Explore promising strategies in international development related to agriculture, health, governance, and poverty reduction.
Join us to explore how the vast amounts of data generated today can help us understand and even predict how humans behave.
Digital technologies are changing extraordinarily quickly. This four-week course will introduce you to the new digital landscape.
Learn life-saving skills to treat choking, burns, wounds or cardiac arrest in children through this free online first aid course.
What is crime? How does criminal justice work in England and Wales? Find out more by following a case through the system.
On this free online course, find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all.
Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan.
This free online course will explore how leadership can influence strategic outcomes in healthcare organisations.
Learn about the beginnings of this radical religious group as it emerged in 17th century England, with this free online course.
Discover the mechanics behind the natural and man-made structures that make up our world with this free online course.
Learn how whole genome sequencing works and what it could mean for the future of healthcare with this free online course.
Explore the development of new energy technologies and discover key energy challenges with this online course.
Learn about the impact of technology on society. Explore the philosophy of technology and mediation theory, focused on design.
Learn how to make phone calls, book accommodation, shop for food and get things done in the fifth Spanish for Beginners course.
Explore 21st-century skills, ICT and multilingual approaches with this English language teaching professional development course.
Discover the power of Open Data and learn how you can use it to transform business.
Delve into the seedy underbelly of the art world, looking at smuggling, theft, fakes, and fraud, with this free online course.
Explore the history, anatomy and intelligence of robots with this free online course. Test drive robots using exciting simulations
Explore our past, present and future understanding of drugs with this online course. Where do drugs come from? How do they work?
The world needs people who understand how to get robots moving.
Learn how palliative care is managed in Europe and find out about best practice in delivering integrated palliative care
Improve your understanding of depression and anxiety and find out more about an effective and evidence-based treatment: CBT
Learn how to apply selected statistical and machine learning techniques and tools to analyse big data.
Explore the intriguing world of film production and find out about the complexities of development, distribution and finance.
Get an introduction to the weather and climate of the UK and beyond, from understanding storms to how to do a weather forecast.
Learn about the role of books in the relationship between the cultures of Japan and China, with this free online course.
Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.
Get an introduction to histology – the study of anatomy at a microscopic level – and find out how it is used to identify disease.
Get an introduction to geology. Discover where materials that make up everyday objects come from and how to use them sustainably.
Explore the science behind what you eat with this free online course.
Learn how to apply selected mathematical modelling methods to analyse big data in this free online course.
Explore what’s involved when musicians create a performance from musical notation in this free online course.
This course explains how you can use numbers to describe the natural world and make sense of everything from atoms to oceans.
This hands-on course introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments
Data visualisation is vital in bridging the gap between data and decisions. Discover the methods, tools and processes involved.
How do we ensure that the difficult decisions about the management of natural resources are just and fair for all?
What role does chemistry play in healthcare and our ability to diagnose and treat patients?
Differences in values can create conflict. How can we learn to manage our natural resources with integrity?
This free online course will explain how you can study online without putting the rest of your life on hold.
Can chemistry help to feed a growing population, or overcome increasing bacterial resistance?
How does language help us develop our relationship with nature and determine the rights of access and ownership?
Learn basic Java programming by developing a simple mobile game that you can run on your computer, Android phone, or tablet.
Understand how we can balance human needs with caring for the planet with this free online course about climate change.