Six brand new free online courses are now live on FutureLearn and ready for you to join, while many previous courses are getting ready to run again. Here’s our quick guide to them all.
Crime, Justice and Society
Explore the role of the state and criminal justice interventions in producing safe and just societies, with this course from The University of Sheffield.
Over seven weeks, you’ll ask questions such as: what traditional and innovative responses to crime and victimisation work? Why do people stop offending? Which interventions are fair, lawful and effective?
Maths for Humans: Linear, Quadratic & Inverse Relations
This course – the first on FutureLearn from UNSW Australia – will help you strengthen your algebra, geometry and thinking skills.
You’ll learn about the maths behind real-world relations, looking at linear, quadratic, inverse and power relationships, over four weeks.
ECG Assessment: an Introduction for Healthcare Providers
This two-week course is suitable for existing healthcare providers, including qualified and student nurses, paramedics and support workers.
You’ll be guided through a step-by-step approach to undertaking the ECG test and explore the principles of electrocardiography with experts from St George’s, University of London.
Exploring Possible Futures: Modeling in Environmental and Energy Economics
What will efficient cities look like in future? How do humans contribute to climate change? Is a completely renewable energy supply possible?
This eight-week course – the first on FutureLearn from the University of Basel – will help you answer such questions, by developing and using environmental economics and energy economics models.
Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales
Explore the fairy tale world of Hans Christian Andersen – the inspiration behind The Little Mermaid and Frozen – with this six-week course.
You’ll read six of his fairy tales with experts from the HC Andersen Center – an internationally renowned research institution located in the writer’s birthplace, Odense.
Gravity! From the Big Bang to Black Holes
This course – the first on FutureLearn from Université Paris Diderot – explores Einstein’s theory of relativity in a simple manner.
Over six-weeks, you’ll find out why “gravity is the engine of the Universe” and discover its role in the Big Bang, black holes, dark energy and space-time.
Many previous courses will be returning to FutureLearn in September, October and November:
Starting 14 September
Starting 5 October
Starting 12 October
Starting 19 October
- Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life
- Digital Marketing: Challenges and Insights
- Data to Insight: an Introduction to Data Analysis
- Numeracy Skills for Employability and the Workplace
- Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching
Starting 26 October
- What is Character? Virtues Ethics in Education
- Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture
- Liver Disease: Looking after Your Liver
- World War 1: Changing Faces of Heroism
Starting 2 November